Gigposters.com is a Canadian site dedicated to the artists, designers and musicians who create gig posters to advertise shows and events. It is some kind of international community for these categories of people. They are concentrated on music events. You can submit your works and take part in the community for free. Gig Posters accepts gig poster, flyers and handbills. They do not accept promotional, non-music related posters or posters for shows that did not happen. There must be at least one musical performer listed on the poster. (a band or DJ).
From time to time Gig Posters selects some artworks and produces a deck of playing cards. There are three decks at this moment. And this article is dedicated to the first one which was printed in 2005 (two other decks will be described on pages of this blog as well) – Gig Poster Playing Card Deck 1.
The deck: 52 playing cards with different artworks + 2 Jokers with different artworks + ad card. Bridge size. Playing cards are printed (by TMPC) on cardboard and have a glossy finish. The tuck case (designed by The Decoder Ring Design Concern) has also a glossy finish.
The tuck case is clickable
“Trust everyone and always cut the cards” ~ W.C. Fields
It is hard to disagree. So let’s cut the cards…
The Ace of Spades – Mike Fisher
The picture of the Ace of Spades isn’t suitable for persons under 16 years old. If you are 16 years old or older you can see it here [password: 16]
The Two of Spades – Engine House 13
The Three of Spades – The Little Friends of Printmaking
The Four of Spades – Thomas Scott
The Five of Spades – Zeloot
The Six of Spades – Elizabeth Daggar
The picture of the Six of Spades isn’t suitable for persons under 18 years old. If you are 18 years old or older you can see it here [password: 18]
The Seven of Spades – Rob Jones
The Eight of Spades – Dan Springer
The Nine of Spades – Standard Design
The Ten of Spades – Longplay
The Jack of Spades – Jake Kelly
The Queen of Spades – Gil Wadsworth
The King of Spades – Justin Hampton