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Bēhance: “Indianie” (Indian) Playing Cards by Katarzyna Fus

Hardly these playing cards can be practical in their current form, but I couldn’t omit them. Created by a Polish artist, Katarzyna Fus, these are really cute pieces of art devoted to Indian culture. I really like her style for this prototype deck. Court cards represent people. Totem (a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol that serve as an emblem of a group of people) is in the aces. Number cards and the back design contain imitation of some petroglyphs (arrows and horses). Unfortunately, all number cards have only different appropriate quantity of arrows in their pictures.

Playing cards haven’t been produced. I think they will become more functional with white frameworks around the coloured pictures. Letters and numbers of cards can be also moved outside the pictures. Horses are better to use for number cards instead of backs. Tomahawks (a type of axe from North America) and calumets (a ceremonial smoking pipe used by some indigenous American nations) can vary pictures of number cards of different suits. Different totems for aces will be also nice.

© Katarzyna Fus 2013

Indian Playing Cards by Katarzyna Fus


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Posted by on 31.03.2015 in Behance, Playing Card Art


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Bēhance: Gill Sans Typographic Playing Cards by Steve Abercrombie

Steve Abercrombie, an American artist, designed these Gill Sans Typographic Playing Cards as a project for SCAD’s (Savannah College of Art and Design) typography course.  The task was to create a full set of playing cards based on a specific typeface – classic type of typographic playing cards. Steve used Gill Sans typeface. Playing cards weren’t produced.

© Steve Abercrombie 2014

Gill Sans Typographic Playing Cards: Tuck Case


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Bēhance: Citrus and Christian Mythology Playing Cards by Ana Zuniga

Sometimes artists in their search of various artistic forms and senses try to cross completely different things. Here is an example of this. A Costa Rican artist, Ana Zuniga, crossed her vision of Christian Mythology with… citrus plants.

It’s clear that stained-glass windows are strongly associated by her with Christian Mythology. I subjectively can’t say that these court cards unambiguously reflect Christian Mythology because this isn’t the first thing the pictures make me think about. But they definitely are pleasant artworks reflecting the art of stained-glass windows. She nicely incorporated signs of citrus plants into the design of the playing card artworks. Unfortunately, all court cards are almost the same – only “black” and “red” suits are indicated by main green / light-green and orange colours – lime and tangerine with notes of lemon.

These artworks were her academic work. Playing card has the bridge size. The deck hasn’t been produced.

© Ana Zuniga 2014


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Posted by on 05.03.2015 in Behance, Playing Card Art


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Bēhance: Queen of Diamonds by Roxana Gănescu

This attractive Queen of Diamonds was created by a Romanian artist, Roxana Gănescu. Queen’s green dress really suits her green eyes. And the Queen of Hearts can obviously be envious of her hair and coiffure.

But don’t be careless. As Jeeves* said, “Red hair, sir, in my opinion, is dangerous”.

© Roxana Gănescu 2014

The Queen of Diamonds


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Bēhance: Pink Floyd Playing Cards by Carmen Wong

These playing card artworks were created by a British artist, Carmen Wong. They are devoted to the 40th Anniversary of a famous English rock band, Pink Floyd. Formed in London, the group was generally recognized in different places of the world due to its progressive and psychedelic music. They became one of the most musically influential groups in the history of popular music.

Four students, Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright, founded the band in 1965. They released their debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, in 1967. Later that year, David Gilmour became the fifth member of the band. Like many other bands Pink Floyd didn’t have constant numerical composition. But all members were kings :).

The band was inducted into the US Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

© Carmen Wong 2014

The King of Spades


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Bēhance: Monster Hunter Playing Cards by Scott Howard

These playing cards are artworks created by a British artist, Scott Howard. They all are based on monsters from the Monster Hunter games.

Monster Hunter is a fantasy-themed action role-playing video game developed and initially published by Capcom for PlayStation 2 (a home video game console that was manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment). North America got this game in 2004. The game demands from its player to be a hunter who must accomplish various quests by hunting out specific kinds of monsters to kill or capture. Completed quests help the player to achieve his glory in the fantasy world. The successful first part gave birth to the respective franchise. The game is very popular in Japan. All games from the series had a strong on-line component. But in 2007, Monster Hunter’s on-line servers outside Japan were closed down.

The Kings and the Queens in these artworks are quite similar. But the King of Diamonds is too similar to the Queen of Diamonds… or vice versa.

© Scott Howard 2014

Monster Hunter Playing Cards: Spades


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Bēhance: Classic Cocktails Playing Cards by Rujun Christine Liu

Several playing card artworks created by an American artist, Rujun Christine Liu. These are for her concepts class. Artworks are inspired by fashion of the mid-20th century and classic cocktails.

© Rujun Christine Liu 2013

The King of Spades


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Posted by on 15.12.2014 in Behance, Playing Card Art


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