Our reviews and reflections on creative playing card and Kickstarter projects from around the web
This pack created by Randy Coffey is based on the 1920s and 1930s Art Deco style of fine decoration and fashion.
Standard court cards show the king, queen and jack looking sideways and diagonal; these elegant Spirit playing cards show the court characters front-facing.
Gwénolé Jaffrédou has designed a selection of social networking playing cards; featuring websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Jetsetter playing cards, inspired by aviation, air travel and jet-setting.
Playing Card Oracles - Alchemy Edition - by Charles J. Freeman and Ana Cortez
“4 Elementos” playing cards designed by Marcos Neila Muro promoting ecology and environmental sustainability.
Celtic myth playing cards inspired by the rich Celtic pantheon of mythological Gods, Goddesses, and heroes
Legends Playing Card Company (founded 2013) aspires to print the highest quality playing cards and packaging in the world.
Rick Davidson's “Origins” playing cards is an inspired, present-day re-design of the standard Anglo-American deck
The images for the cards were inspired by the typical passengers who traveled in luxury style in the 1920s and 30s.
Memento, a unique Playing Card Deck designed by Valerio Aversa and Antonios Fiala, inspired by the history of playing card design.
“Kingdoms of a New World” playing cards designed by Nathanael Mortensen, 2014.
54 amazing hand drawn cards which shows the demons from Underworld.
A pack illustrated by Jeffrey Bucholtz inspired by ancient Egypt’s religious and philosophical system of Hermeticism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These Simpsons playing cards were created for a t-shirt competition. Each card representing a member of the Simpsons family.
This pack has been inspired by the concept of Utopia, a seemingly perfect and ideal place.
A pack inspired by subjects such as spirituality, the occult, ouija boards, spirit photography and generally all things spooky.
Diba Salimi has created a hand illustrated pack inspired by Persian ancient history, art and Persian rugs.
The deck is about the dichotomy of a life at sea. Exploring famous sailors, explorers, pirates, and privateers of the age of sail.
Meeple playing cards is where the iconic shape of the “meeple” used in many board games meets 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.
'Bet You Don't Want That' is an anti-gambling campaign done mid 2013 for an advertising competition.