Illustrated playing cards: This deck features wonderful artworks by 55 illustrators from around the world

A deck of poker playing cards showcasing the work of 55 top illustrators and designers is being released.


Last year Playing Arts project released a deck of poker playing cards showcasing the illustrations of 55 top illustrators and designers.

An even more eclectic and powerful edition has been released for this year, with 55 artists from all over the world involved.

Each card in this deck reflects the vision of its creator and shows his or her particular style and technique..

Since the beginning of April, one card design has appeared daily on the site, followed by process insights and short interviews with the artists.

Playing Arts Edition 2 will be printed in the USA by USPCC.

The deck is available now by pre-order for $12.95 (around £8.50). The cards start shipping in August. 

The organisers of Playing Arts project claim you won't be able to find two identical illustrations in the Playing Arts deck.

The only thing they have in common is a colourful backside that was carefully designed by Danny Ivan, a designer who has worked for major clients from Starbucks to Adobe.

The list of artists involved in Playing Arts Edition 2 includes: Burak Senturk (left), Ars Thanea, Gabriel Moreno, Antoni Tudisco, David Sossella, Marcelo Schultz, Orlando Arocena, Adhemas Batista, Sakiroo, YoAz, Alexis Marcou, and many many more.


Image: Jeff Rogers

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Image: Marcelo Schultz


Image: Peter Donnelly


Image: Viktor Miller Gausa

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Image: Pablo Jurado Ruiz


Image: Steven Wilson


Image: Sakiroo

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Image: Mighty Short


Image: Maria Grolund