Ritz Playing Card Deck
In designing a set of playing cards the challenge is in being able to create a system of 54 cards that share a unique illustration style, but is able to adapt to each different face card, number and suit in a playing card deck. The theme and content was to the designers discretion, but the cards had to follow the standards for a normal deck of cards.
In my solution I chose to design a deck of cards that is influenced by the era of the Roaring Twenties (1920’s) and the Art Deco movement. In my approach I designed something that had more of a minimalist feel, but still captured the essence of these movements within the color palette, type design and illustration. Each face card is based off of a different slang term used during this era such as Dapper for the king or Flapper for the queen.