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Bēhance: “Sherlock Holmes: Scarlet” Playing Cards by Abby Diamond

Playing cards designed (a project) by the American artist, Abby Diamond. They are dedicated to A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This is his first detective mystery involving Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr John Watson as main characters. Each card design was hand-drawn then colored in Photoshop.

© 2013 Abby Diamond

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Kings – Sherlock Holmes


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Playing Cards and Literature: Lovecraft Cthulhu Mythos Deck by HPLHS

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890 – 1937) was an American author of horror, fantasy, poetry and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction. Lovecraft is the originator of the Cthulhu Mythos story cycle which created a new shared fictional universe (a fictional universe to which more than one writer contributes).

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society (HPLHS) is the organization that hosts Cthulhu Lives!. It is a group of live-action roleplayers for the Cthulhu Live. Cthulhu Live itself is a live-action roleplaying game version of the popular horror roleplaying game Call of Cthulhu based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft. HPLHS was founded in Colorado (now it is based in California) in 1984.

The Society also produces a number of Cthulhu Mythos films and sound recordings under its Mythoscope and Mythophone labels. Additionally HPLHS produces different merchandise based on the Cthulhu Mythos theme including the deck of playing cards.


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Playing Cards and Literature: Hogwarts Staff Wizarding Playing Cards by Roman Shemayev

This deck consists of 54 poker playing cards. It’s inspired by the staff and faculty of Harry Potter. Less than 60 decks were printed on high-quality 300 GSM cardstock as the first edition. Decks come in clear hard plastic boxes.

Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The novels describe the adventures of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends (Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger). They all are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry’s quest to overcome the Dark wizard Lord Voldemort. The Dark wizard aims to become immortal, conquer the wizarding world and subjugate non-magical people.

Playing cards designed by Roman Shemayev. All court cards are custom and feature images of such characters as Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, McGonagall, Umbridge, Sprout, etc.

Art and images © 2012 Roman Shemayev.



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Split Deck by Uyen

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Posted by on 03.02.2013 in Deck of Playing Cards


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