Artwork is created by Noah Whippie – a comic book artist, graphic designer and illustrator.

Noah is also an amateur card magician, which means understanding the importance of a well-designed deck.

This deck is not his first. He has already published Bicycle Coffin Fodder deck.

Each of the suits represents a different caste of society.

The hearts are the clergy, diamonds – merchants, clubs – military, and spades – the working class. That concept is carried over substituting artisans for working class, giving the deck the significance of a “dark zodiac” of sorts.

Each of the assets were hand illustrated and then digitally compiled to give it a more traditional feel. The deck reads like a 54-page occult manuscript steeped in otherworldly dark aesthetics.

With an intense focus on Gothic surrealism. The glyphs or “letters” that was used in the designs are stylized “demonic calligraphy”, a unique phonetic alphabet – to add character and subtext to the art.

The cross symbol is one of Noah’s own design that he often adds to the art as a hidden “second signature” called “the infernal cross”.

Both decks feature accents of artwork made by applying of metallic silver and golden inks.

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Source: Noir-arts.com