Monthly Archives: February 2015

DeviantART: Playing cards by Mike Wilcox

An American artist, Mike Wilcox (Mi-Wi), had his own deck of playing cards in mind creating these playing card artworks. He wanted to design a deck with four thematic suits. Three of them should be Robots, Pirates, Ninjas. Mike didn’t decide about the fourth suits. The plan was to design one card per day. But I think he has  lost his interest in the project.

Nevertheless, he created several interesting playing card artworks. I think robots are better than ninjas. The full deck of robots could be a really nice present to playing card collectors. These playing cards have also custom suits which can be unusual for some collectors.

© Mike Wilcox 2012

The Seven of Robots


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Kickstarter: Gag Order Playing Cards by Dave Boyd

The leading designer of Sultana Playing Cards and creator of Wiretap Playing Cards, Dave Boyd, decided to go on with his spy theme for playing cards. Now he presents Gag Order Playing Cards – the futuristic sequel to the Wiretap deck. This deck of fifty-six custom-illustrated playing cards is devoted to futuristic spies in a dystopian world. Artworks were inspired by different movies, books, and games such as Blade Runner, Splinter Cell, Brave New World, 1984, etc. So, spies of the 2261 year welcome you in their net… or network, who knows.

The deck is planned to be printed by Make Playing Cards in the limited run of 250 decks.


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Posted by on 10.02.2015 in Kickstarter


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Kickstarter Relaunch: The Retro Deck by Pocono Modern Playing Cards

“Initially we failed to raise enough money to produce The Retro Deck as we dreamed it: a multi-deck set of complimentary playing cards… Rather than letting that stop us, we were able to scrape together enough money to produce one of the two decks we campaigned for… To date we have sold enough of them to cover our debt but not enough to produce the second deck. If we can raise enough to produce this second deck in white we will be able to realize the full set as originally intended… And to keep it fun we’ve added a few extra perks to the deck, such as foil box seals and custom drink cards.” ~ Pocono Modern Playing Cards

The deck is planned to be printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC).

You can read about this deck here on this blog:



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Posted by on 09.02.2015 in Kickstarter, USPCC


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Playing Card Art: The King of Hearts by Ralph Sevelius

This artwork was created by an American artist, Ralph Sevelius. The King of Hearts was a piece done for Buckhead Church in Atlanta for Easter (2008). They were gathering artworks that displayed Jesus Christ in a creative way.  His starting point for the work was the phrase proposed by the church, “Christ built his ministry on selfless love and acceptance“.

Ralph incorporated several Christianity symbols into the overcoat of the King of Hearts.

Christian cross as a Christian symbol or “seal” came into use at least as early as the second century. It was regarded as a talisman against the powers of demons. Later the cross had become closely associated with Christ.

A symbol consisting of two intersecting arcs that resemble the profile of a fish is the ichthys or ichthus. It’s Greek “ΙΧΘΥΣ” which is an acronym for “Ίησοῦς Χριστός, Θεοῦ Υἱός, Σωτήρ” (translates into English as “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour”). It was used by early Christians as a secret Christian symbol. Today it is also called the “sign of the fish” or the “Jesus fish”.

“XP” monogram is formed by superimposing the first two (capital) letters chi and rho of the Greek word “ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ” which means Christ. The Chi Rho is one of the earliest forms of christogram (a monogram or combination of letters that forms an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ).

© Ralph Sevelius  2008

Ezekiel 36:26
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”

The King of Hearts – Jesus Christ






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