Create-It-All Cards

Make connections & constructions with Create-It-All Cards!

Charles and Ray Eames designed the original (or small) House of Cards in 1952 as a deck of 54 slotted playing cards.  Exemplifying the Eameses’ appreciation for the uncommon beauty of common things, the cards displayed a rich assortment of photographs from the animal, mineral, and vegetable kingdoms, and could be assembled together to form fantastic structures both large and small.  The design duo eventually produced the game in additional sizes, including the Medium and Giant House of Cards.


Today’s Eames Office expanded upon Charles and Ray’s idea by developing the Create-It-All deck of cards as an imaginative, collaborative and educational teaching tool for people of all ages to enjoy.

So, unfetter your creativity!  Decorate the cards with drawings, inspirational words, or three-dimensional designs.  Then, explore the endless ways to assemble the cards: Create towers, houses, bridges, and most importantly, new meaning and connections with each card that you add.  Create-It-All is a perfect activity for holidays, birthday parties, school, or business brainstorming sessions.  Or stay at home and enjoy it with family and friends.


See an impressive construction of cards made at ArtPrize 2012, presented on Vimeo by Scott Christopher Homes and VIA Design.