People are still talking about that playing card design 'secret'

There are some design 'secrets' that feel like they're never not doing the rounds online, with people discovering every day that the FedEx logo contains a hidden arrow, or the Amazon 'smile' points from A to Z. Here's one that's a little more timeless – but equally as ubiquitous on social media.

One again, a Twitter (sorry, X) user has asked how old users were when they realised the Eight of Diamonds contains a secret number '8' and the answer from many is: today years old. Like all the best optical illusions, the secret is hiding in plain sight.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.