Daily Archives: 02.08.2013

Playing Card Art: Playing Cards by Montana Knox

Inspired by playing cards and magic, I’ve re-imagined, altered and embellished the 16 court characters, scribbling away on a new series of artwork that redefines the stack as warrior-queens, pugnacious prestidigitators, sword-swinging suits and gravity-defying jacks.

Each piece is hand-drawn, carefully inked and finalized in digital color. Check out pics of the process at A new card will be released weekly – should be released weekly. (Art is work.)

© Montana Knox, Inc. All Image Rights Reserved Worldwide


The Queen of Spades

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Bēhance: Parks and Recreation Playing Cards by Andrea Austoni

This is a custom deck of playing cards designed by the Polish artist Andrea Austoni. He used the characters of one of his favorite TV comedy series – Parks and Recreation (an American comedy television series on the NBC television network). Andrea wanted to pay tribute to the show and to practice his portrait skills, doing something fun in the process. When he realized that the cast featured 8 male and four female characters the idea of the playing cards was born.

In order to echo traditional card designs he chose a two-tone muted color palette and a simplified portrait style. He made the contrast between the elegant colors and the funny characters. © Andrea Austoni

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DeviantART: Playing Cards by Andy

Playing cards designed by Andy (DejitaruDavis). [Andy’s gallery on DeviantART]

© Andy (DejitaruDavis)



See other playing card projects on DeviantART (Category: “DeviantART”).



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The Art of Pips: Selection #3

Selection #3 of different custom pips.

1. Pips by © Micah Lindenberger:


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Collective Art Project (CAP) Deck: Custom52 Playing Cards Cycle #2 is a Canadian site representing an online design community using playing cards as the canvas. People use compact format of playing cards to showcase many artworks in one deck which is still convenient and functional. All artworks featured on the cards are entered by individual artists. The artwork is voted on and chosen by members of the community (the membership is free). Each deck of cards is referred to as a Cycle. The Cycle closes when enough designs are submitted. After that the public vote begins and the chosen design for each playing card goes to print.

This post is dedicated to the second deck produced by in 2008 – Cycle II Deck.

The deck: 52 different playing cards + 2 different Jokers + Information card. Bridge size. Playing cards are printed on quite soft cardboard and have a glossy finish (as well as the tuck case).

pictures of the tuck case are clickable

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