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

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