The printing presses are rolling at Legends Playing Card Co. and VIZAĜO Playing Cards are expected to be ready for shipping (from the printing factory) first week in November. 2200 decks are coming off the presses, which makes for an impressive number of colourful playing cards – and the largest number of decks I’ve ever […]
Thought, deliberation and brainstorming have all played their part in naming my upcoming playing cards, which makes it all the more exciting to finally announce the name of the deck: VIZAĜO – [Vi-za-djoh] is the Esperanto word for face – and alongside visually describing the artwork, I really like the idea of a global language with dreams of uniting humanity across borders. […]
The Diamond colour palette is accentuated by green – and after a week of painting, three Diamond courts are excited to step on to the scene. I will be showing comparisons between the suits as this new (still unnamed) deck progresses, though if you want a sneak peek of the cards I’ve illustrated so far, here are links […]
In tarot, the King of Rods (or Wands) is loyal and trustworthy. He also shows up as a natural leader, a great listener and a creative visionary, in short – he seems like a nice guy :) The new playing cards I’m currently illustrating don’t have an official link to tarot, however, the two systems meet and […]
Colour sets the tone, look and feel of almost everything. If you change the colours around, the same design and artwork can take on a completely different look… This post is a short journey through designing with colour in mind. And a reminder: Today is the last day to vote in the deck design contest!
It’s been a busy week since the playing cards arrived from the printer; wrapping and packing decks to send on their way to new homes. It’s an exciting pastime, which may see me graduate to assistant wrapper at the local post office :) I do want to say thank you, as your support inspires me to continue exploring this magical and visually exciting […]
Music is always inspiring, as are those who perform it so brilliantly… My friend Paul is an absolute star on the harmonica; he plays and sings across the musical genres, exuding enjoyment and love of music. He recently had a ‘big’ birthday (along with a party to write home about), and I did this drawing, wanting to capture some […]
Re-designing and updating websites (or portfolios) is a bit like moving the furniture around, or throwing things in a suitcase and going for a drive in search of a new view … sometimes things get left behind or fall behind the couch. When one of my web pages ends up behind the couch, moves, has gone on holiday […]