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Bēhance: East Indian Playing Cards by Lucy Aldrich

This set of playing cards (just an art project) with an East Indian twist was designed by the American artist, Lucy Aldrich. It’s a pity that court cards of different suits repeat each other.

© Lucy Aldrich 2013

A bird can represent a number of different ideas and concepts (conjugal happiness, heaven and infinity, etc.) in Indian culture. It’s hard to say what bird is depicted on the Joker. Peacock is one of symbols of India, actually. But it isn’t a peacock on the picture. Let’s assume that it is some parrot. Parrots are a sign of fertility

East Indian Playing Cards: Joker


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Posted by on 04.11.2014 in Behance, Playing Card Art


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Bēhance: Medley’s Playing Cards by Deeksha Kumar

Medley’s playing cards designed by the Indian artist Deeksha Kumar. She created them for the company to be given away with bottles of Medley’s bourbon on the occasion of Diwali. It was a limited release.

Diwali or Deepavali (popularly known as the “festival of lights”) is a five-day Hindu festival and an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji. It falls between mid-October and mid-November.

Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. People keep on these lamps during the night and clean their houses in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. Also they blast firecrackers as they believe that it drives away evil spirits. All the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members or friends during this holiday.

© 2013 Deeksha Kumar

Wooden Tuck Case


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Bēhance: Manek Chowk Playing Cards by Jyoti Mann

These playing cards (project) were designed by the Indian artist Jyoti Mann. © 2012 Jyoti Mann

Manek Chowk is the bustling open square near the center of the Ahmedabad (India). It is a vegetable market in the morning, a bullion market (the second biggest in India) in the noon and the street food market at night. At the same time it is surrounded by ancient buildings. This place is full of contrasts. There are the Raja no Hajiro to the west of it and the Rani no Hajiro to the east of it.

The Raja no Hajiro was the burial ground for male members of the royal family. And the Rani no Hajiro was the burial ground for female members of the royal family.

Jyoti Mann tried to capture the contrast for his playing card design. It was showcased by designing the two extermally opposite sides of the cards. One side (backs) depicts a wedding/festival. Other side (court cards) depicts gravestones of the royals.
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Posted by on 19.08.2013 in Behance, Playing Card Art


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Bēhance: Janmashtami Playing Cards by Poonam Saini

Playing card project by Poonam Saini. On Janmashtami ( Lord Krishna’s Birthday) Hindu females in the family get together and play cards to pass the time during the fasting. Poonam Saini decided to create a deck of cards based on Lord Krishna’s and significant characters in his life. Lord Krishna is the king, Radha is the queen, Gomatha is the jack and the evil serpent kaliya is the joker.

The designs are a working progress, he wants to develop the rest of the deck and maybe change the colour scheme and eventually get them printed with a box design.


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Posted by on 21.05.2013 in Behance, Playing Card Art


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Bēhance: Playing Cards by Cocktail art

Playing cards designed by Cocktail art for Mahindra Navistar Truck brand (India).


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