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Our reviews and reflections on creative playing card and Kickstarter projects from around the web


Lumberjacks 2nd Edition

A preview of Vadim Smolenskiy second edition Lumberjacks deck.

Lumberjacks 2nd Edition 2015

Moderne Art Deco Playing Cards

This pack created by Randy Coffey is based on the 1920s and 1930s Art Deco style of fine decoration and fashion.

Moderne Art Deco Playing Cards 2015

Glitch Playing Cards by Soleil Zumbrunn

Glitch art is the aesthetic of digital or analog errors.

Glitch Playing Cards by Soleil Zumbrunn 2014

Spirit Playing Cards

Standard court cards show the king, queen and jack looking sideways and diagonal; these elegant Spirit playing cards show the court characters front-facing.

Spirit Playing Cards 2015

Social Network Playing Cards

Gwénolé Jaffrédou has designed a selection of social networking playing cards; featuring websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Social Network Playing Cards 2015

Jetsetter Playing Cards by Paul Ruccio

Jetsetter playing cards, inspired by aviation, air travel and jet-setting.

Jetsetter Playing Cards by Paul Ruccio 2015

Collecting Playing Cards

How I began Collecting Playing Cards by Robert S. Lancaster

Collecting Playing Cards

Playing Card Oracles - Alchemy Edition

Playing Card Oracles - Alchemy Edition - by Charles J. Freeman and Ana Cortez

Playing Card Oracles - Alchemy Edition

4 Elementos designed by Marcos Neila Muro

“4 Elementos” playing cards designed by Marcos Neila Muro promoting ecology and environmental sustainability.

4 Elementos designed by Marcos Neila Muro 2014

Creature Comfort

Creature Comfort playing cards designed by Don Moyer, 2017.

Creature Comfort 2017

Cultúrlán

Celtic myth playing cards inspired by the rich Celtic pantheon of mythological Gods, Goddesses, and heroes

Cultúrlán 2014

Serpentine

‘Serpentine’ Playing Cards published by Legends P.C.Co., 2014.

Serpentine 2014

Legends Playing Cards

Legends Playing Card Company (founded 2013) aspires to print the highest quality playing cards and packaging in the world.

Legends Playing Cards 2013

Origins Playing Cards

Rick Davidson's “Origins” playing cards is an inspired, present-day re-design of the standard Anglo-American deck

Origins Playing Cards 2014

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Playing Cards

The images for the cards were inspired by the typical passengers who traveled in luxury style in the 1920s and 30s.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Playing Cards 1984

Steam Ark Playing Cards

“Steam Ark” playing cards illustrated by Chet Phillips, 2014

Steam Ark Playing Cards 2014

MEMENTO, A NEW Bicycle Playing Card Deck

Memento, a unique Playing Card Deck designed by Valerio Aversa and Antonios Fiala, inspired by the history of playing card design.

MEMENTO, A NEW Bicycle Playing Card Deck 2014

Kingdoms of a New World

“Kingdoms of a New World” playing cards designed by Nathanael Mortensen, 2014.

Kingdoms of a New World 2014

Demon Deck by Anomaly World Studio

54 amazing hand drawn cards which shows the demons from Underworld.

Demon Deck by Anomaly World Studio 2014

Sentinels Playing Cards by Jeffrey Bucholtz

A pack illustrated by Jeffrey Bucholtz inspired by ancient Egypt’s religious and philosophical system of Hermeticism.

Sentinels Playing Cards by Jeffrey Bucholtz 2014

1960s Retro Styled Playing Cards by Joe Snow

Joe Snow was commissioned to create a pack of cards for Ridley's House of Novelties brand. The pack has been illustrated in a 1960s colourful style.

1960s Retro Styled Playing Cards by Joe Snow 2014

Linocut Printed Tarot Cards by Cécile Jaillard

Linocut is a printing technique similar to woodblock printing where a design is cut into linoleum (a wood mixture) using a sharp knife or chisel; the lino sheet is then inked and pressed into a sheet to produce the image. Cécile Jaillard from Strasbourg, France has used this method to create her own tarot pack.

Linocut Printed Tarot Cards by Cécile Jaillard

Different Playing Cards by Teach By Magic

Instead of the usual ace of spades, or a seven of diamonds, this pack has a "spade of aces" and a "diamond of sevens"; meaning that the spade is made up of aces using a typographic and illustrative style.

Different Playing Cards by Teach By Magic 2014

Magic Tricks

​The World of Playing Cards is looking to expand its content by adding a new card trick database. Covering basic tricks to help bring a wider awareness to card tricks. If you're a magician and would be interested in contributing please contact us.

Magic Tricks

Requiem Playing Cards

This pack has been inspired by the Requiem Mass, a Mass celebrated for the souls of one or more deceased persons. The dark style of illustrations features occult symbols and imagery such as horns, hearts, thorns and skulls and the typography reflects ancient latin scripts.

Requiem Playing Cards 2014

Use Rubber At Night by Shantanu Suman

Shantanu Suman has created a pack to help educate people in India about safe sex and especially targeted at India's truck drivers. The artwork is bright and bold, inspired by the popular truck art.

Use Rubber At Night by Shantanu Suman

Robocards by Artua

This art project by Artua consists of four cards which were inspired by robots and the stories of Isaac Asimov and the Three Laws of Robotics.

Robocards by Artua

The Simpsons Playing Cards by Blackout Brother

These Simpsons playing cards were created for a t-shirt competition. Each card representing a member of the Simpsons family.

The Simpsons Playing Cards by Blackout Brother 2014

Utopia Playing Cards by Tarin Yuangtrakul

This pack has been inspired by the concept of Utopia, a seemingly perfect and ideal place.

Utopia Playing Cards by Tarin Yuangtrakul 2013

Oracle - Mystifying Playing Cards by Chris Ovdiyenko

A pack inspired by subjects such as spirituality, the occult, ouija boards, spirit photography and generally all things spooky.

Oracle - Mystifying Playing Cards by Chris Ovdiyenko 2014

Surena: The Persian Playing Cards by Diba Salimi

Diba Salimi has created a hand illustrated pack inspired by Persian ancient history, art and Persian rugs.

Surena: The Persian Playing Cards by Diba Salimi 2014

Seven Seas Playing Cards

The deck is about the dichotomy of a life at sea. Exploring famous sailors, explorers, pirates, and privateers of the age of sail.

Seven Seas Playing Cards 2013

Meeple Playing Cards by Geek Dynasty

Meeple playing cards is where the iconic shape of the “meeple” used in many board games meets playing cards.

Meeple Playing Cards by Geek Dynasty 2014

Kadar Playing Cards

The Kadar deck designed by Christopher J Gould aims to break the norms of playing card design. The vibrant and fun pack has drawn inspiration from travelling fortune tellers and gypsies.

Kadar Playing Cards 2014

Bet You Don't Want That - an anti-gambling playing cards by Jean Vatchara

'Bet You Don't Want That' is an anti-gambling campaign done mid 2013 for an advertising competition.

Bet You Don't Want That - an anti-gambling playing cards by Jean Vatchara 2013
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