‘Dogs’ is an original deck of playing cards showcasing 52 canine portraits in four suits caricatured as authors, artists, musicians and film stars, illustrated by freelance illustrator Chet Phillips.
Not only are the portraits superb but also the names given to each dog. A good reminder that people do look like their dogs!
Above: the suits of hearts and clubs depict literary figures and artists, respectively.
Chet had considered adding court graphics, but deferred in the end, keeping the focus on the dog portraits and puns.
“Perhaps the closest I came, in a subtle way, of "kingliness" etc. was being mindful of the hierarchy of figures - Marlon Brando, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Elvis etc. as the pinnacles of their craft.”
Above: diamonds and spades depict famous musicians and film stars. All the numeral cards also depict canine portraits.
Above: the poker-sized pack is completed with 4 suit cards, two different jokers, an extra card and a custom back design, manufactured to a high quality and presented inside a smart tuck box.
Available to purchase here►
Chet Phillips also created Steam Ark Playing Cards►