IZO Playing Cards by Felix Ha
I love playing cards. They can be so differently designed but still, have the same purpose.
I’ve noticed that there are too many complicated designs on playing cards, and I’m not a person who likes for things to be complex.The inspiration for the suits comes from isometric design.
The art style has always had a great look to it, so I wanted to focus on making it look similar.
I used an isometric grid as a guide and began with a hexagon, drawn and designed on paper. I wanted to focus on uniformity and cleanliness, so here’s where all the suits were formed. Since I wanted the cards to look clean and minimal, I decided to leave some space so it doesn’t look cramped.
As a result, the letters themselves are quite small and there are no complex lines or designs, just the faces themselves centered on the cards. To complete the look, they were boxed around and centered at the middle of the cards.
The numbered cards have a white text surrounded by a white box, as well as circles representing the number on top of the design.
For the king, queen, and jack, the text and boxes were colored based off of the three main colors used in the suits.The higher of the cards needed to be separated from the numbers, just like in the regular playing cards.
The respective face cards (kings, queens, jacks) have symbols on the top in an attempt to make it a bit more different. The ace is the outlined suits printed with metallic ink.
The jokers are just a simple “JOKER” designed as a typeface on the card. I wanted to go for clarity, so it is quite simple.