Creative collaborations and the inclusion of numerous artists have resulted in an increase of distinctive and aesthetically striking card decks.
The collaboration of multiple artists in playing card design represents a noteworthy trend. Working together with different artists allows designers to access a variety of viewpoints and talents, resulting in the development of more original and captivating playing card designs. Each artist involved in the collaboration brings their own unique style, vision and technique to the project, whilst the result is a cohesive deck.
‘Aces Playing Cards’ collaborative art deck published by Zeixs, Cologne (2nd edition).
Art for Life playing cards illustrated by Francesc Artigau i Seguí for the British Red Cross, 2014.
“Art for the Earth” Transformation Deck published by Andrew Jones Art for Friends of the Earth, 1992.
A deck of cards to raise awareness of the Irish Hospice Foundation.
A Spanish-suited pack as conceived by 48 different artists from the region of Murcia.
The Basler Fasnachts deck is designed each year by a different local artist.
Collective Arts pack designed by sixty-three collaborating artists, illustrators and designers, Russia, 2003.
CHANCE Playing Cards are produced by Catalyst, an open group of women artists and scientists founded in 1995 in Portsmouth UK.
For this pack a different designer collaborated for each individual card, resulting in a diverse and unique deck.
Hawaiian playing cards in the style of classic Hawaiian wood carvings, USA, 2015.
Tarot game pack with fantasy sci-fi artwork on the trumps published by Pocket SF, France.
The Linweave Tarot is actually an elaborate set of paper samples from the Pulp, Paper and Board Division of Brown Company, New York.