Simplicity is sometimes a sign of success and Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) has reached the limit of simplicity with this new deck: BICYCLE INDEX ONLY. It is not necessary to go too far to talk about inspiration or designs because there is NOTHING. In fact, this is a deck with white faces that include the standard indices. […]
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In addition to making me feel older, birthdays remind me of how long I’ve been writing about playing cards and how many people I’ve met over the years. One of the most solid relationships I’ve had thanks to Max Playing Cards has been with Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com), who is celebrating 5 years of successful adventure […]
Sharic Bui (Falseforte) is a versatile artist whose passion and talent have led her to enroll in her first card project: FOUR KINGS. Sharic has a simple, minimal, linear, monochrome style that is charming. Her work is influenced by her love of graphic design and typography, with elegant vector drawings. In addition to her designs, […]
Today I bring you a special deck, for many reasons: AD FONTES. This deck is a display of artistic and historical rigor. Ad Fontes is based on a deep and serious study conceptualized by Christian Buss (Nova Lux Decks). The artists behind these illustrations and this deck are Ritu Bhattacharya and Bivas Bhattacharjee, a talented […]
Playing cards are a source of inspiration in themselves, and at the same time they are canvases to develop the imagination of any artist or creator. These small rectangles of black cored paper become a perfect means of transportation for any story that also offers multiple possibilities to tell it. A group of passionate artists […]
The story of the Viking warriors is a story of strong and reckless men and women, eager to explore and conquer new territories. Those who died did so in the hope of being chosen by the god Odin and led by the Valkyries to Valhalla, where they would join many other dead heroes to prepare […]
Will Roya’s (PlayingCardsDecks.com) bugs show up when you least expect it. Here is the new deck designed by Artur Rajch, with some very calm animals: BICYCLE SNAIL. This charming gastropod mollusk, with its spiral shell, stars in the ninth deck of the series dedicated to critter. The deck takes up the white backgrounds of its […]
Celsius Pictor, experienced illustrator and art director, joins Max Playing Cards in launching a true work of art turned into a deck, deeply rooted in the culture and history of playing cards and in its own language: MECHANIMALS. For his creations, the artist uses a very thorough mixed technique that combines collage from old 19th-century engravings […]
In 2021 I had the pleasure of collaborating on the production of Professor Tate’s decks with David Bollt, a talented visionary artist in love with playing cards who has already become a great friend. The project was a huge success with over 5,000 decks printed. As soon as the campaign was fulfilled, we started working on […]