Artistic Touches to Modern Playing Cards

People who frequently play card games know that playing cards can also inspire art. There are many beautiful variations of playing cards available today. Many of these are inspired from the surrounding culture. Some of these cards reflect the art and beauty of a bygone era. Some of these playing cards speak of mythological stories and fictional characters. The playing cards are artistically crafted so that the players can also enjoy the aesthetics of the card decks. Here are some of the modern playing cards that bring art and culture of different regions to life:

Bharata Playing Cards

The Bharata Playing cards have been designed by Sunish Chabba in collaboration with illustrator Ishan Trivedi. This unique deck of playing cards takes its inspiration from miniature paintings and Kishangarh Paintings. Bharata is the true name of India and the deck tries to represent the different myths and stories from India of kings and queens. This unique deck with gold gilded edges and real royal appeal are produced by Guru Playing Card Company.

Olympus Playing Cards

If you wish to relive the Greek Mythology while playing your favourite rummy games, opt for the Olympus Card Deck. These beautifully crafted playing cards remind you the Gods of the Greek Mythology like Ares and Zeus. This unique set of cards is bound to be a collector’s item and in limited edition. The backs of these cards come with very intricate designs that speak of artistic excellence.

Cocktail Art Playing Cards

Are you tired of depth and sophistication in playing cards? Are you looking for something simpler and funkier? Then the playing cards designed by Cocktail Art are your best pick. These unique cards are full of appealing and live colours. The images in these cards resemble cartoon representation of constables and musicians. The look decorative and make the card game session lively with their intricate designs.

Wild West Playing Cards

The Bicycle’s Wild West Playing Cards are depictive of heroes of the wild west. They have a Lawmen Card Deck and an Outlaw Card Deck. The back side of each of these cards is ornate and artistically designed. The inside of the face cards shows lawmen and outlaws of the bygone era. These cards are unique and remind you of the days of the past. It is a deck worth owning, especially if you have a taste for unique things.

Raja Ravi Verma’s Playing Cards Deck

Raja Ravi Verma was a King from Trivandrum who was popular for his artistic inclinations. His creations have always drawn the attention of art lovers. Raja Ravi Verma created many unique playing card decks. Two these decks were decks were published by the press after his death.

The decks included known kings from the Mughal era like Aurangzeb and Shah Jehan. The queens like NoorJehan Begum and Zenat Mahal Begum were included. The other deck was based on Hindu Mythology and it included characters like Dushyant, Harishchandra and Nala among the kings and Damayanti, Shakuntala and Shri Sita Devi among the queens.

A good deck of cards can make the rummy game even more interesting. If you are the owner of a rummy club or a rummy community, you deserve to own some of these limited-edition playing card decks. The members in your club or community are sure to love it.


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About the author, Oussama Afellad

I'm an 18 years old web and graphic designer. I was born in a nice city in the north of Morocco, called Tangier; The gate between Africa and Europe! My journey to get here has involved a lot of personal projects, designing and optimising clients' websites etc... As for now, I work as a freelancer, I spend my time developing a number of my clients' websites and creating templates and graphics to sell them on the envato marketplaces.

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