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Inspirational Showcase of Custom Playing Card Designs

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I’ve always loved the illustration and patterns featured on playing cards and it’s obvious that other designers and illustrators do too, there’s some really inspiring takes on the classic deck of cards. In this post I’ve collected a showcase of over 25 amazing custom playing card designs featuring unique artwork. There’s some really awesome intricate illustrations of the four suits as well as some pretty clever modern design concepts.

Lincoln Playing Cards by BlkSmith Design

Lincoln Playing Cards by BlkSmith Design Co.

Diamondback Cards by Aaron von Freter

Diamondback Playing Cards by Aaron von Freter

Archangels by Ginger Monkey

Archangels Playing Cards by Ginger Monk

Medieval Manuscript by Blosyak

Medieval Manuscript by Blosyak

Altruism Playing Cards by Joshua M. Smith

Altruism Playing Cards by Joshua M. Smith

Robocycle by Luke Bott

Robocycle by Luke Bott

Playing Cards Concept by Filippo Marongiu

Playing Cards Concept by Filippo Marongiu

Casino Playing Cards by Catia Rodrigues

Casino Playing Cards by Catia Rodrigues

Ahoy Playing Cards by Lisa Nemetz

Ahoy Playing Cards by Lisa Nemetz

Ellusionist Arcane by Kenzii

Ellusionist Arcane by Kenzii

Ellusionist Artifice by Kenzii

Ellusionist Artifice by Kenzii

Artisan Playing Cards by Simon Frouws

Artisan Playing Cards by Simon Frouws

Playing Card Exploration by Hydro74

Playing Card Exploration by Joshua M. Smith

Lee Terbosic Playing Cards by Joel Felix

Lee Terbosic Playing Cards by Joel Felix

Deck of Playing Cards by Pedale Design

Deck of Playing Cards by Pedale Design

The Type Deck by Chris Cavill

The Type Deck by Chris Cavill

Empire Playing Cards by Lee McKenzie

Empire Playing Cards by Lee McKenzie

IOTA by Joe Doucet

IOTA by Joe Doucet

Minimal Playing Cards by Sam Dallyn

Minimal Playing Cards by Sam Dallyn

Illustrated Cards by Genevieve Douglass

Illustrated Playing Cards by Genevieve Douglass

Modern Playing Cards by Ryan Bugden

Modern Playing Cards by Ryan Bugden

Playing Cards by Catherine Isaacs

Playing Cards by Catherine Isaacs

Animal Kingdom Playing Cards by Theory11

Animal Kingdom Playing Cards by Theory11

Steampunk Playing Cards by Theory11

Steampunk Playing Cards by Theory11

Love Me Playing Cards by Curtis Kulig

Love Me Playing Cards by Curtis Kulig

Monarchs Playing Cards by Theory11

Monarchs Playing Cards by Theory11

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20 Comments

  1. great stuff!!! so many variations.

  2. Some neat ideas in these decks. Playing cards can be so regimented in some ways yet they also offer near so many design possibilities. Kind of why I love design.

  3. Brandon says:

    Artisan and Steampunk are pretty nice to look at, but I also like the simple design of the Iota cards!

  4. What an amazing collection.
    So much detail and skill in these creations.

  5. John Smith says:

    Really Good stuff ………..the collection is antique type.

  6. Wow! Amazing collections of deck card designs very attractive and shows new perspective, yet retaining the classy nature of the game.

  7. Great stuff, thanks for sharing.

  8. Phong says:

    These are all wonderfully designed. There is so much detail, Thanks for sharing!

  9. Rachael says:

    These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing such an array! Doing a deck is on my list of things to be done!

  10. Sebastian says:

    Fantastic stuff! :) I should give this a shot!

  11. superb card design inspirations and this is my first experience to see cool playing cards to be more exciting if designers did like this. great ideas!

  12. Great post about to playing cards, and your Playing cards collection is also beautiful. Thanks for sharing..

  13. You should check out Dan & Dave Buck’s “Smoke & Mirrors” playing cards by Si Scott. They’re beautiful!

    http://shop.dananddave.com/smoke-and-mirror-playing-cards.html

  14. well done chris spooner
    You are magnificient
    I love you

  15. super designs especially kurtis culıg’s

  16. Hi Chris , Thanks for lovely blog and thanks for sharing

  17. They are süper fantastic. Well done

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  19. These playing cards are really illustrated well – now to figure a way to incorporate similar designs into my web designs!

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