Daily Archives: 03.09.2013

Playing Card Art: Film Directors Playing Cards by Tim Luecke

Tim Luecke was inspired by Martin Scorsese’s 4-hour Personal Journey through American Movies and decided to design a deck of playing cards featuring influential film directors from the past century, along with stylized versions of some of their most famous shots. So it was natural that the first person in Film Directors Playing Card Deck was Martin Scorsese – the Ace of Spades and the King of Spades.

Tim Luecke is an Intern at Marvel Entertainment, Student at Fordham University and, as he says, “art person at heart“. His project is active. You can see below several finished playing cards (two editions of them).

© Tim Luecke

The King of Spades – Martin Scorsese

Martin Charles Scorsese is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor and film historian. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest directors of all time. He founded a non-profit organization dedicated to film preservation in 1990 – the Film Foundation. Then Martin founded the World Cinema Foundation in 2007. He is a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award for his contributions to the cinema, and has won an Academy Award, a Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award, Silver Lion, Grammy Award, Emmys, Golden Globes, BAFTAs and DGA Awards.

The Ace of Spades – a stylized version of Martin’s Raging Bull (1980) with Robert De Niro.


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Collective Art Project (CAP) Deck: Ultimate Deck by Stranger and Stranger

Stranger-and-Stranger-logoStranger & Stranger is an award winning packaging design and branding company specialising in alcoholic drinks. Since 1994 they have named, researched and registered wines and spirits brands worldwide. They have created bespoke and innovative bottle shapes, labels, closures and all secondary packaging.

To celebrate the year they broke out of their alcohol comfort zone and designed premium olive oils, fine foods, luxury luggage and other new stuff, they decided to create a deck of playing cards and a special set of such decks.

Dan-and-Dave-logoBut even Stranger and Stranger needed some wise support in this question. So they teamed up with the well known company Dan & Dave (The D&D Playing Card Co.) to be able to use their knowledge and experience in the field of playing card production. Dan & Dave agreed to help with the production and the distribution of the deck. There are several articles dedicated to playing cards produced by Dan & Dave on this blog. So you can find out more about D&D and their experience in the field of playing card production.

As a result of this collaboration, Ultimate Deck saw the light in 2013. The deck includes 54 different artworks. The main part of them makes the cards semi-transformation playing cards. The deck was printed by USPCC.

The deck: 52 playing cards with different artworks + 2 different Jokers + 2 information cards. Poker size.


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