They were the doctors, scientists, teachers, artisans, craftsmen, factory workers, and more. Most importantly, they were the unsung heroes of an unforgettable time. They devoted all their heart and mind for the development of our nation, creating a strong source of support for the soldiers at the battlefield.
The Hearts are styled as the atom to resemble the enormous energy and passion they put into their works.
They played a crucial role in the development of economy. The traders usually had a distinctive vibe, with trendy fashion items and luxurious hobbies. The financial superiority of this particular social class is symbolized by diamond - the most expensive gemstone of all.
Take a closer look, the diamond in our deck is actually stylized from rice grains, as they were the starting point of all the wealth in Vietnamese society in the past centuries.
For centuries, agriculture remained the main economic sector of Vietnam, so it was no surprise that farmers made up the largest part of the population and hence, became the most influential social class amongst the five.
In peace time, they worked diligently all year round to produce crop and food. In war time, they voluntarily enlisted at the call of their country. Good-natured and simple, yet so strong and fearless when needed.
Throughout the 20th century, Vietnam had to fight its way through battles and wars to claim full sovereignty. They were normal people coming together from all walks of life to defend their motherland. All the generals, and all the soldiers became the icons of a painful yet glorious chapter in our modern history.
The Spades icon is re-designed as a spearhead to capture the spirit of the Vietnamese army: strong-willed, fearless and brave.