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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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DeviantART: King of Hearts (Brandon Flowers) by Heloísa S. Flores

A Brazilian artist, Heloísa S. Flores (HFlores), designed a playing card dedicated to Brandon Flowers. I guess the King of Hearts as a choice of a card is a way to show her admiration for him.

Brandon Richard Flowers is an American musician, singer, songwriter and lyricist. He is best known as the frontman of the Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers.

© Heloísa S. Flores (HFlores) 2012

The King of Hearts – Brandon Flowers

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Bēhance: Jazzy Birds Playing Cards by J. Paul Bronaugh

These amazing playing card artworks combine passions for birds and jazz. They were created by the American artist, J. Paul Bronaugh. Enjoy these vivid, stylish and funny playing cards.

© J. Paul Bronaugh 2014

Jazzy Birds Playing Cards: Tuck Case

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DeviantART: Jack of Spades (Janelle Monáe) by Deena Verawati

The Australian artist, Deena Verawati (d-verawati), decided to create a playing card design dedicated to Janelle Monáe. Janelle Monáe Robinson is an American psychedelic soul and R&B singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer signed to Wondaland Art Society, Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records. The name of this girl predetermined the court card for her image.

© Deena Verawati (d-verawati) 2011

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Bēhance: Red Hot Chili Peppers Playing Cards by Gurleen Kaur

Red Hot Chili Peppers playing cards (project) designed by the Indian artist Gurleen Kaur. There are illustrations based on famous songs by the band Red Hot Chili Peppers on these playing cards.

Red Hot Chili Peppers (also commonly known as the “Chili Peppers” or abbreviated as RHCP) are an American rock band formed in 1983. The group’s musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other genres such as punk rock and psychedelic rock.

Each number card or court card of all four suits has almost the same picture. Pictures of “black” suits have black backgrounds and pictures of “red” suits have red backgrounds.

© 2013 Gurleen Kaur

Ace (Michael “Flea” Balzary) – Jack (Josh Klinghoffer) – Queen (Chad Smith) – King (Anthony Keidis)

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Playing Card Art: Music Playing Cards by Sydney James

Several playing cards designed by Sydney James are dedicated to different musicians and singers.

I started this series because I wanted to pay true homage to the musicians that have inspired movements, modified cultures and made music history. “Once I started the paintings, the concept of the combination of playing card designs with the likeness of each artist made more sense. The musicians I chose to paint have already been deemed icons. I just married those icons with the existing iconography of the modern day playing card.” ~ © 2007 Sydney James

I can confidently recognize only several persons. You can help with your comments.

The King of Spades

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Collective Art Project (CAP) Deck: Gig Posters Playing Cards #1

Gigposters_logoGigposters.com is a Canadian site dedicated to the artists, designers and musicians who create gig posters to advertise shows and events. It is some kind of international community for these categories of people. They are concentrated on music events. You can submit your works and take part in the community for free. Gig Posters accepts gig poster, flyers and handbills. They do not accept promotional, non-music related posters or posters for shows that did not happen. There must be at least one musical performer listed on the poster. (a band or DJ).

From time to time Gig Posters selects some artworks and produces a deck of playing cards. There are three decks at this moment. And this article is dedicated to the first one which was printed in 2005 (two other decks will be described on pages of this blog as well) – Gig Poster Playing Card Deck 1.

The deck: 52 playing cards with different artworks + 2 Jokers with different artworks + ad card. Bridge size. Playing cards are printed (by TMPC) on cardboard and have a glossy finish. The tuck case (designed by The Decoder Ring Design Concern) has also a glossy finish.

The tuck case is clickable

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