What wouldn’t you give to see a deck of cards designed by Julian Dashper, et al., Kate Newby or, for a truly challenging poker set-to, Allen Maddox? There's a long history of artist-designed decks and individual cards (with a stand-out being Simultané, the deck created by Sonia Delaunay in the early sixties) and with so many artists working on the borders with design it's no surprise that the card thing is back in play.
If you're after a deck by British artists there’s one available now. You get to have one of the limited edition cards framed and a full deck to play with or change out in your frame. You can check out more of the cards at the Guardian.
Images: Top, cards from Simultané by Sonia Delaunay. Bottom left to right, cards by Donald Sultan, David Hockney and Damien Hirst