These playing cards were designed by Thorbjörn Ingason for the Icelandic creative agency – Islenska. Islenska was hired by Icelandair (a customer-oriented travel service company in Iceland). Icelandair was interested in a deck of playing cards for their international flights. This nice deck was available on Icelandair’s international flights in 2010.
“I’ve always had an interest in mythology and I have also wanted to create my own playing card designs for a long time, so I made this set as a personal project. I chose to keep the general look and colors of traditional playing cards, but did stylize them and a few additional colors for aesthetic reasons.” ~ Marci Brinker