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DeviantART: Daredevil Playing Cards by Hannah Friederichs

Hannah Friederichs (AgarthanGuide) is an American artist. She has created several subject playing card artworks. Themes are quite different. Styles are also quite different. The only common thing is her “portrait” approach. But one way courts aren’t always bad 🙂

This post is devoted to her Daredevil playing cards. These are some type of fan art made as playing cards… like her other playing card artworks.

© Hannah Friederichs 2015

Daredevil is a fictional superhero brought by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett. His first appearance can be found in American comic book, Daredevil #1 (April 1964).

Daredavil is a lawyer, Matt Murdock, in his daily life. Living in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, Matt is blinded by a radioactive substance that falls from an oncoming vehicle. The radioactive exposure takes his sight, but heightens his remaining senses beyond normal human ability and gives him a type of sonar which acts as his vision. The superhero fights against his many enemies.

Netflix (an American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media available to viewers) hired Drew Goddard (an American film and television screenwriter, director, and producer) to create web television series devoted to the hero in December 2013. All episodes of the first season premiered on April 10, 2015. The series reveal Murdock’s early days fighting crime, juxtaposed with the rise of crime lord Wilson Fisk. The style of Daredevil was slightly changed – no red tights this time.

“I started with the card dedications given to Fisk and Daredevil and went from there.  I considered expanding it and adding a bunch of other characters, but – no plans as of yet.” ~ Hannah Friederichs

The Jack of Hearts is Daredevil (Charlie Cox). The King of Hearts (senior person?) is his friend and partner in his law firm, Franklin “Foggy” Nelson (Elden Henson). The Queen of Hearts is the secretary for Murdock’s law firm, Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll). The Queen of Diamonds is Fisk’s love interest, Vanessa Marianna (Ayelet Zurer). The King of Diamonds is Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio). The Jack of Diamonds is Fisk’s right hand man, James Wesley (Toby Leonard Moore).

Daredevil Playing Cards by Hannah Friederichs: The Jack of Hearts and the King of Hearts

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Bēhance: Breaking Bad Playing Cards by Rafael Wendel

Breaking Bad playing cards designed by the Brazilian artist Rafael Wendel as a project for his one class in college. © 2013 Rafael Wendel

Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. He names the series a contemporary western. Breaking Bad won ten Primetime Emmy Awards and was named the 13th best-written TV series of all time by the Writers Guild of America in 2013.

The series tell the story of the struggling high school chemistry teacher, Walter White. He is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer at the beginning of the series. Walter teams with his former student, Jesse Pinkman, and turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine, in order to secure his family’s financial future before he dies.

The King of Diamonds

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DeviantART: My Little Pony Playing Cards by QiisNii

This playing card concept was designed by the American artist, QiisNii (nickname). The artist was inspired by My Little Pony Friendship is Magic which is an animated series based on Hasbro’s popular My Little Pony franchise. The show was developed for television by Lauren Faust and premiered on October 10, 2010 on Hasbro’s The Hub channel. Its is created for young children.

The concept is dedicated to Queen Celestia and Princess Luna. Queen Celestia represents the Solar Empire and Princess Luna represents the New Lunar Republic. They are opponents and two of the main characters of the show.

© QiisNii 2012

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Waddingtons: Ben 10 Playing Cards by Winning Moves

Today we are going to say several words about Ben 10 Playing Cards produced by Winning Moves Ltd. under the trademark Waddingtons in 2008. This is the third deck from the company, mentioned on pages of this blog. Waddingtons Ben 10 deck is dedicated to the appropriate American animated series created by “Man of Action” (a group consisting of Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly and Steven T. Seagle) and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

Ben 10 franchise (won three Emmy Awards) is about 10 years old Benjamin Tennyson who acquires a watch-like alien device that allows him to turn into alien creatures. The device is called the Omnitrix.

The original TV series (the pilot episode aired on December 27, 2005) are intended for younger children and tell about Benjamin’s summer vacations. He travels the world with his Grandpa Max and his cousin Gwen Tennyson. At the same time Ben fights crime and evil aliens with his new powers. At first the Omnitrix allows him to turn into ten different alien species: Wildmutt, Four Arms, Grey Matter, XLR8, Upgrade, Diamondhead, Ripjaw, Stinkfly, Ghostfreak and Heatblast. But then Ben acquires the ability to turn into ten more aliens: Cannonbolt, Wildvine, Benwolf, Benmummy, Benvicktor, Ditto, Upchuck, Eye Guy, Way Big and Eon.

The deck: 52 playing cards + 2 different Jokers + 2 ad cards. Bridge size. Playing cards are printed on casino cardboard and have a smooth finish.

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Bēhance: Parks and Recreation Playing Cards by Andrea Austoni

This is a custom deck of playing cards designed by the Polish artist Andrea Austoni. He used the characters of one of his favorite TV comedy series – Parks and Recreation (an American comedy television series on the NBC television network). Andrea wanted to pay tribute to the show and to practice his portrait skills, doing something fun in the process. When he realized that the cast featured 8 male and four female characters the idea of the playing cards was born.

In order to echo traditional card designs he chose a two-tone muted color palette and a simplified portrait style. He made the contrast between the elegant colors and the funny characters. © Andrea Austoni
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Waddingtons: The Simpsons Playing Cards by Winning Moves

This is another deck produced by Winning Moves UK Ltd. under the trademark Waddingtons in 2011. The deck is dedicated to the famous American adult animated sitcom The Simpsons.

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The_Simpsons_Family_PictureThe Simpsons was created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical parody of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by its family of the same name, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture, society, television and many aspects of the human condition.

The debut of this sitcom was on December 17, 1989. The Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom. The show has broadcast 528 episodes and the twenty-fourth season ended on May 19, 2013. It has won dozens of awards since it debuted as a series (27 Primetime Emmy Awards, 30 Annie Awards and a Peabody Award). This family was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as Matt Groening himself.

It is funny but Homer’s exclamatory catchphrase “D’oh!” as a spoken word is a sound trademark of 20th Century Fox and it was even included in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2001.

The deck: 52 playing cards (all different) + 2 different Jokers + 2 Ad cards. Bridge size. The deck is printed on casino cardboard with smooth finish.

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DeviantART: One Piece Playing Cards by aksarah

This is a set of playing cards (project) designed by the American designer aksarah (nikname). Playing cards are dedicated to Japanese anime series based on the shōnen manga “One Piece”. © aksarah

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