Ever noticed this hidden playing card design secret?

We adore a hidden design secret, and while this usually applies to logos, sometimes something special pops up elsewhere. This one has been hiding under our noses for, well, forever – and it's currently blowing minds. May we present the secret behind the humble playing card, the Eight of Diamonds?

A Twitter user (below) has asked how old users were when they realised the Eight of Diamonds contains a secret number '8' and the answer from many was: today years old. It's as good as the treats hidden inside the world's best logos.

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.