Monthly Archives: December 2014

Bēhance: Aces by Bohdan

Several aces were designed by a Ukrainian artist, Bohdan. These remind more posters, but they can be easily used as big ornate pips for aces. At the same time, it’s necessary to admit some strange combination of design elements: stardust, all pips (small) on each ace, floral embellishments, strips; money and gambling symbols on the Ace of Spades. Some casino can use these for its deck dedicated to New Year’s Eve celebrations.

© Bohdan 2014

The Ace of Spades


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Posted by on 03.12.2014 in Aces, Behance, Playing Card Art


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Playing Card Art: Joker by Alan Maia

This Joker was designed by a Brazilian artist, Alan Maia. Pips are quite unusually incorporated into a playing card artwork. Creative approach to skull art.

© Alan Maia 2011






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Posted by on 02.12.2014 in Joker, Playing Card Art


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DeviantART: Jack & Queen of Hearts by Lenka Vraždová

Lenka Vraždová (fashion-jerk) combined Jack and Queen in one playing card. Locke & Celes from Final Fantasy VI are depicted on the card art. It was painted with watercolors.

Final Fantasy VI is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) platform in 1994. The game’s story takes place in a fantasy world with a high level of technology development. It focuses on a group of rebels as they seek to overthrow an imperial dictatorship.

Final Fantasy VI features fourteen permanent playable characters. Locke Cole is a treasure hunter and rebel sympathizer with a powerful impulse to protect women. Celes Chere is a former general of the Empire (the most advanced nation in the game), who joined the Returners (a rebel organization seeking to overthrow the Empire and free its territories) after being jailed for questioning imperial practices.

Final Fantasy is quite popular theme for playing cards – read about real playing cards devoted to it: a) Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Playing Cards; b) Blackjack Casino Playing Card Deck by Laura Wilson and

© Lenka Vraždová (fashion-jerk) 2011


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