DeviantART: Playing Cards by Peter Donahue

Here you can enjoy very different playing card artworks created by the American artist, Peter Donahue (PeterDonahue). From death to life… animal life.

© Peter Donahue

The Ace of Death & The King of Death

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Preview: ChiTAG 2014 Limited Edition Playing Cards

The Chicago Toy & Game Group is a family of industry initiatives designed to encourage and promote the power and joy of invention in social, educational, and professional environments. It consists of people with active stand who organize different events with above mentioned aims in their mind.

One of their initiatives is Chicago Toy & Game (ChiTAG) Fair. It was founded in 2003, and is the largest toy and game fair in the U.S. open to public. ChiTAG brings together consumers, families, inventors, manufacturers, retailers, educators, hobbyists, and the media, at the start of the holiday season, to play, celebrate, discover, support, and promote the creation of toys and games.

The International Toy & Game Inventor and Industry Conference (T&GCon) was also founded in 2008, and is their other initiative. This is the “industry’s original, preeminent, most comprehensive conference available to toy and game inventors and seasoned industry professionals from around the world”.

So, every November, ChiTAG produces four days packed with events that celebrate play, and the entrepreneurs who make toys and games. This year isn’t exclusion. They will have their events on November 20-23, 2014 (check their page and connected links).

This time ChiTAG decided to create some special keepsake for some of T&GCon. A talented American illustrator, Joshua Perry (SiteTwitter ♥ DribbbleBehance), was commissioned to create this unique set of playing cards for the Chicago Toy and Game Group.

ChiTAG 2014 LE Playing Cards: The Queen of Spades & The King of Spades


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Posted by on 20.11.2014 in Deck of Playing Cards


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Bēhance: Queen Fox and King Owl Card by Valerie Jan Villaflor

This attractive playing card was designed by the Philippine artist, Valerie Jan Villaflor. There are some examples of dualism depicted on playing cards. But I don’t remember any deck with such simple but elegant style applied to courts. Nice.

© Valerie Jan Villaflor 2013

Queen Fox and King Owl Playing Card






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Posted by on 19.11.2014 in Behance, Playing Card Art


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DeviantART: Elvish Playing Cards by Azz

These playing cards were designed by Azz (Azzedar-san). He created them for some on-line solitaire game. It’s a pity that courts aren’t symmetrical. While courts look more like posters, Jokers are really nice (Hoyle’s faces of Jokers aren’t necessary in the corners) for any vivid classic deck. The back is also interesting. But its corners “call” for improvements.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome elves. Traditional elves for red suits, and dark elves for black suits. This is a nice idea, by the way.

© Azz (Azzedar-san) 2012

Elvish Playing Cards: Spades


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Bēhance: Alice in Wonderland Playing Cards by Adam Mordecai

These a little bit crazy but symmetrical playing cards were designed by the American artist, Adam Mordecai, and are dedicated to Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. This theme is quite popular for playing cards. These are a working project, so they can be produced some day… in colour.

© Adam Mordecai 2014

Alice in Wonderland Playing Cards: Spades


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