clark stanley playing cards

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her; but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game. -Voltaire (1694 – 1778) 


To wrap up 2018, our team at Clark Stanley, a creative agency downtown, decided to create a unique self-promotional piece, just in time for the holidays. Inspired by our brand's Victorian meets Western visual aesthetic, I volunteered to design a custom deck of playing cards where every single card was carefully planned and executed from pencil sketches to digital illustrations. Using my hand lettering skills and love for ornate details, this project was crafted with passionate dedication. I also designed a little black box, complete with gold foil.

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If good things come in small packages, then great things must come in GOLD packages.

Playing cards made by Apple Tree Printing | Gold foil box made by The Printing House

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After the overwhelming task of creating 52 unique cards and 2 jokers, I am ready to design my next deck of cards! Let me know if you are interested.

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