The assignment was to create a set of playing cards, in any style and subject matter. I was initially inspired by a Victorian silhouette illustration that I found during my research. This project quickly turned into one of my favorites when the face cards evolved into characters that represented each of my family members.
Each suit has it's own descriptive and intricate system of illustrative elements that repeat in pattern. They are tied together with a complementary color palette, common line widths and delicate dotted lines. The antique-Victorian style gives it a timeless beauty.
King: My husband - Daniel Smith
Queen: Myself - Laura Smith
Jacks: Brittni and Morgan
Joker: Wyatt (our gymnast)
Genre: illustration, hand-held
Client: Graphic Design Program - Sacramento State
Editor: Richard Pratt
Publish Date: December, 2013