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Whimsical Playing Arts

by Natalie Mouradian on 11/29/2016 | 3 Minute Read

When you think of the word "whimsical", playing cards are probably not the first thing to come to mind. This deck of cards designed by Oksal Yesilok, take "whimsical" to a whole other level with a variety of fun and intricate illustrations. The black and white color scheme brings a sense of classiness to the deck, while the pop of neon reinforces the bold and unpredictable nature of playing a card game. 

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"This deck of 54 cards are the reinterpretation of the well-known playing card symbols. Inspired by the logo of the whimsical, the concept of the design is determined and supported by illustration."

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"Spades are listed on top of all playing cards in bridge and typically symbolize death. Hearts are the second in ranking within all playing cards and typically symbolize love or romance. Diamonds are the third in ranking in bridge and typically symbolize health and wealth. Clubs are known as flowers or clovers in some parts of Africa. They are the last in ranking within all playing cards in bridge and typically symbolize war."

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"The simple one-color design is only simple with respect to the use of narrow lines and a single color. The images for each card are elaborate, intriguing, and add joy to your game of cards. The back of each card is decorated with a 3D-appearing diamond texture. Based on the concept of the logo design that I created, whimsical illustrations are identified and encouraged. Line art was made by creating vector based graphics."

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Limited Edition. 200 decks. Deck Available for Purchase at oksalyesilok.com

Designed by Oksal Yesilok

Country: Turkey

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