Valhalla Playing Cards

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Created: 06/01/13
Last Edited: 06/01/13
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My hand drawn illustrations for these cards are based on figures from Norse mythology. The unique style of these illustrations comes from traditional Norse artwork, specifically Mammen style art.
  • Valhalla Playing Cards
     
    Student Work | Typefaces: Futura Black | Deliverables: Playing card deck sample and box design
     
     
     
    Design Brief
     
    Develop a set of playing cards that work in a unique system.
     
     
     
    Concept
     
    My hand drawn illustrations for these cards are based on figures from Norse mythology. The hierarchy of the mythological characters determines the hierarchy of the system; gods are kings, goddesses are queens, accompanying animal servants are jacks, and Loki, the trickster god, serves as the joker. The colors of the linework differentiate the number cards from the face cards, further supporting the system. The unique style of these illustrations comes from traditional Norse artwork, specifically Mammen style art.
     
     

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