Custom52.com 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 Custom52.com 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
The Ace of Spades: Black Fryday – Ace of monster
The Two of Spades: Damien Balada – Le cri
The Three of Spades: Silvio Valinhos – Old Spade
The Four of Spades: Christian Kaeppke – Devil’s Peak
The picture of the Four 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 Five of Spades: Tony Ochre – Five Senses
The Six of Spades: Adrian – Gynnx
The Seven of Spades: Rafael Urnhani – Heptapus
The Eight of Spades: Brandon Dawley – Mr. Speight
The Nine of Spades: Jonas Fechner – Hands up
The Ten of Spades: jannekezantinge.nl – eating spades
The Jack of Spades: Easy Rider – Nacional Hero
The Queen of Spades: Astrid Mueller, Potato Mamma Design – Zoe
The King of Spades: Jonas Fechner – King’s consciousness