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Deck of Cards by Rosana Segura Garavito

Deck of Cards by Rosana Segura Garavito

Design Ideas
July 15, 2015

Playing Cards are believed to have originated in China and then spread to India and Persia. From Persia they are believed to have spread to Egypt during the era of Mamluk control, and from there into Europe through both the Italian and Iberian peninsulas in the second half of the 14th century. "Deck of Cards" by Rosana Segura Garavito is a series of illustration depicting the characters in playing cards. The series includes illustrations of the king, queen, and the joker. Scroll down to see Rosana's awesome re-illustrations of the traditional playing cards characters.

Deck of Cards is a personal project that I have been working on my spare time, the idea came to me when I was thinking about classic games. I just want to have fun and test myself in a different technique, in this case, digital illustration.
-Rosana Garavito

Queen of hearts copy-02

Queen of hearts copy-03

Queen of hearts copy-04

Queen of hearts copy-05

Queen of hearts copy-06

Queen of hearts copy-07

Queen of hearts copy-08

Queen of hearts copy-09

Queen of hearts copy-10

Keep trying, keep moving, keep drawing!
-Rosana Segura Garavito

About Rosana Garavito

Rosana Segura Garavito is a Mexican graphic designer who is a little bit workaholic. See more of her works at Behance and Tumblr.

2 comments on “Deck of Cards by Rosana Segura Garavito”

  1. These a super-duper awesome! Great balance of uniformity and variation. I do wish your king of diamonds was in profile, though. 1 eyedness is sometimes an important attribute of the cards. The axe is great.

    Did you ever print these?

  2. I would love to play with those cards. Awesome design and creativity, no one can think of re-designing playing card. I love the way you design the joker. And you seem to have very good knowledge about the history of playing card. I enjoyed it!

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