Browse by Tag - minimalist

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08 November
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Light Roast Playing Cards. A deck with minimalist geometry

Siavash Mortazavi (aka Sia) is a software developer who is living the classic dream of turning an idea into a unique deck. After becoming an avid collector and backer of playing cards projects, he has taken his passion to the next step creating his first personal project: LIGHT ROAST. After several months of work, Sia has brought minimalism to its maximum essence by designing a deck of cards in which basic geometry is the protagonist. Fully customized suit symbols are…

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14 October
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FORMA Playing Cards. Geometry at the service of Cardistry

In search of fresh proposals for custom cards designed for cardistry, TCC Cardistry has collaborated with an expert illustrator to create a quite interesting deck: FORMA.     FORMA is the result of the work by Ale Urrutia, a Uruguayan designer based in China whose works are characterized by an intense use of color and simple forms. For this deck Ale has taken the basic geometric shapes as the main design elements, wisely combined with flat colors (blue, red and white)…

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11 September
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CONTOURS Playing Cards. A double line that hides many secrets

Olly Swinyard is an English student and a passionate artist who has been trying for some time to get his cards designs become real decks. With a mainly minimalist style, Olly tried, without success, to fund very interesting decks. Now, he presents us his most mature creation: CONTOURS.     CONTOUR is a quite linear drawing deck with a very simple color pattern and a very simple stroke, but with a great visual strength. The artist has played with a double line to build…

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22 October
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ELEMENT Playing Cards. Minimalist design Made in Italy

Made in Italy, a new minimalist design arrives, inspired by the four classical elements: ELEMENT Playing Cards.     The artist Alessio Lombardi has redesigned each of the four suits to adapt them to each of the elements and the story behind them. Fire and Air, the red suits of hearts and diamonds,  and Earth and Water, the black suits of clubs and spades, symbolize values like purity, intellect, love or roots.     It is a simple but elegant design,…

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30 September
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DUEL Playing Cards. The first deck of the Artists Series by Vanda Cards

After the popular Vanda series and other decks like Polaris, Mustache and Bacon created by David Goldklang, Vanda Cards company has been working over a year in the Artists Series to produce decks in collaboration with different talented creators. The first one is DUEL. Designed by Joelle Wall, London artist with a large number of awards and a recognizable personal style, DUEL is inspired by Harlequin character and presents a fun and minimalist design that does not go unnoticed.     Two decks have been designed,…

06 March
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Bicycle Minimalist Helvetica Deck. One font for a modern design

  Steve Ezell is a typophile designer. He was looking for a playing cards design simple and cool, elegant and modern, that fitted with his personal wishes. He couldn’t find it so he decided to create it by his own. At the end of his work, he designed not only one but a series of four minimalist decks. So, he has launched the first one: Bicycle Minimalist Helvetica. There are not many things to say about this deck. Just having a look to it is enough to catch the creator’s intention…