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Playing Card Art: Playing Cards by Dave Flanagan

Dave Flanagan is a British freelance illustrator and graphic designer.  Among his clients are: ESPN, Manchester City FC (Football Club), Hull City FC, Nottingham Forest FC, etc. He is a big fan of sport, so creates a lot of appropriate artworks. These several playing card artworks aren’t exception.

© Dave Flanagan 2015

His King of Hearts is devoted to Eric Cantona, a French actor and former international footballer (Auxerre, Martigues, Marseille, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Nîmes, Leeds United and Manchester United) for the French national team. His most successful football career was in Manchester United. Cantona won four Premier League (an English professional league for men’s association football clubs) titles in five years and two League and FA Cup Doubles (an annual knockout cup competition in English football). Many MU’s fans are sure that he played a key role in the revival of Manchester United as a footballing force in the 1990s. That’s why he has an iconic status at the club. I guess that is why he is popular for playing card artworks.

The King of Hearts by Dave Flanagan: Eric Cantona



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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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