The playing card project, completed September of 2003, was originally undertaken as a matter of personal satisfaction. Its goal was a sophisticated update of standard playing card iconography. A card player himself Ben created this lavish reinterpretation of the classic courts and suits with respect for the traditions of cards and card players.
Direct comparison alongside any common playing card reveals that all of the essential features of a deck have been maintained and aesthetically expanded. The customary suit symbols have been elaborated from simple spots to refined sigils, bringing Ben's attention to detail through the entire deck down to the lowest number card. The regal courts are clad in patterns based on their own pips that emphasize their suit relationships. The deck retains familiar favorites, such as one-eyed Jacks and a suicide King. The designs are graceful and elegant without sacrificing any of the practical playability of ordinary cards.
Ben was so pleased with the results of his efforts that he has decided to pursue putting his deck into production. Realizing that playing cards are portable, reusable, inexpensive and highly popular, Ben sees their potential as a perfect solution for those faced with the challenge of finding promotional items that generate long-term brand exposure. He is offering his deck to businesses seeking a unique alternative to the usual options for corporate gifts, and trades show give-aways. With a minimum order of 2500 decks companies can purchase custom designed versions with their own business name and/or logo on the full color backs and boxes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Decks are now available at pippoglyph.com
to the right is the Ace through 10 of spades as well as one of the two
Jokers designed for the deck.
right is a sample of a corporate deck designed for Oasis CD Manufacturing.