16 November

Fishing For Compliments Playing Cards. A freshwater deck


Stacey Jay Kelly (Pixel Initiative) is an English digital illustrator with a long experience in game designing and street art. One of her dreams is making her own deck of cards and the dream can become true soon with this new project: Fishing for Compliments.

Naming it Fishing For Compliments gives the artist a real desire to illustrate them beautifully so it would be worth complimenting. She really wanted them to be special.



Behind this word game you can find a set of really nice illustrated cards. They represent a group of twin freshwater fishes in a symmetrical position that reminds us the zodiac sign of Pisces.

The fishes go up in size order through the card numbers with the small stickleback for the 2 to the big Wels Catfish for the king and repeat in every suit. The aces are fish hooks to represent the players reeling (like a fishing rod) each other in.



The design is clear and bold at the same time, with an art-deco vectorial style in almost monochromatic aquamarine blue tones. A classic aspect in a modern finish. The back is a really nice one in purple color.

Everything in the deck has been customized and it will be printed by the Legends Playing Cards Company in a limited print run of a minimum of 1,000 units.



No many add-ons are offered, just decks and interesting personalized portraits using the card template.

If you like the images, visit the project website and raise your pledge.

Good luck!


About the Author

I'm Max, a collector and passionate about playing cards. Since 2012 I try to spread this passion to everyone who goes through Max Playing Cards. In my articles I do not just talk about cards, as I try to look for the stories and the human beings behind them.

I would like to complete my collection of Bicycle decks some day, but now I know that is impossible ...