VIZAĜO is now in the dressing room, excitedly waiting for the curtain call – to officially launch on Kickstarter hopefully next week! As soon as the project goes live, I will post the link here (and an official update). The past weeks have been a flurry of preparation and almost everything is ready for these […]
VIZAĜO is getting close campaign mode – All the artwork is complete, leaving only last-minute touch-ups, which means I have finally approached printers! Quotes should be in the pipeline within the not too distant future, placing these new playing cards ever closer to the prospect of rubbing shoulders with all the other ‘real’ decks in the world, which feels ever so […]
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. […]
My new deck of playing cards is growing with the fourth suit starting to take shape. Time for the Jack and Queen of Spades to make their entrance … The spades are defined by a palette, which moves through shades of blue. To me, this palette brings a sense of clarity to the characters, alluding to the element Air, and wisdom […]
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 […]
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!