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Playing Cards - Japanese Inspired

UKiyo-e, Playing Cards, Illustrations, Graphic Design

Playing card design has been something that has always fascinated me, and so when a college based brief required the designing of a full deck of playing cards I was immediately captivated. The theme of the playing cards is based upon Japanese Ukiyo-e (translates as “pictures of the floating world”) woodblock prints and paintings. Japanese calligraphy ink (both bottled and hand ground) alongside sized rice paper was used when painting all the pips, indices, text and black outlined paintings for the court cards.

Date: Late 2015