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 […]
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!