7 awesome playing card artworks

Art comes in all shapes and sizes; you only have to visit the Tate Britain and marvel at the weird and wonderful concepts that beget the Turner Prize to see that. Early mans painting on rocks has now shifted from paper to the human body; artists will always find a canvas for their latest works and so we looked to playing cards for our inspiration.

From the very first playing cards of the Ming Dynasty, card games have both featured art and appeared in them. Even some gambling adverts can be modest works of art, this full tilt poker advert is instantly eye catching for example. Everyone is an artist online and anything goes, so let’s have a look at some card related artworks

Full tilt rake back poster

Full tilt rake back poster

1) This is Maya playing card and oddly it isn’t anything to do with the Mayan people but is made in the Soviet Union. You can find more weird and wonderful Russian blends at English Russia

Maya playing card

Maya playing card

2) This is a card designed by the artists on www.custom52.com

Skull Poker card design

Skull Poker card design

3) This is from a collection called ‘Profound Playing Cards’, others in the suit include ‘a man wrapped up in himself makes a small package’ and ‘is there life before death?’

Profound Playing Cards

Profound Playing Cards

4) These cards were created to advertise a New Media Expo being held by the agency called ‘the advance guard’, they were so successful the agency have kept them on a business cards

New Media Expo the advance guard

New Media Expo the advance guard

5) This was created to advertise the biggest open air music festival in Turkey – Rock’n Coke festival 2007, unfortunately the design wasn’t chosen, but it is superb

Art for the Rock'n Coke festival 2007

Art for the Rock'n Coke festival 2007

6) Theses are very pretty cards designed by the talented Kim Baker, that have a cutesy, girly look to them

Kim Baker playing cards

Kim Baker playing cards

7) And lastly the card inspired artwork of Richard Colman; the surrealist take on the Queen of hearts appears in a lot of Colman’s work

Artwork of Richard Colman

Artwork of Richard Colman

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