Typographic Illustration / Playing Cards


  • Final product. Process follows. Additional final product images at bottom.
  • TASK
    Create a set of playing cards designed entirely from one typeface.
    Typeface characters could be rotated, flipped, resized, repeated and transformed similarly as long as there was no alteration
    of the forms or proportions (no bastardizing the characters with stretching etc). No other set limitations. 
    Concept, typeface, etc were all by choice. 
     
    CONCEPT
     Psychadelic 70s
     
    TYPEFACE CHOSEN
    Caslon Black Swash / Benguiat Caslon
     
    FINAL CONCEPT
    Create skulls entirely from my chosen typeface, give them a ‘70s design flare, and then emphasize the psychedelic theme with optical psychedelic colors and a psychedelic style pattern for the back of all the cards. Cards would be reflective of the time period as the rise of punk and psychedelic ‘70s was occurring simultaneously.
    This deck is all about rebellion. This is the Deck of Funk Punk.
  • PROCESS WORK
  • At the beginning of the project, I just had fun trying to figure out what kind of imagery I'd create with the typeface.  At this point I had not yet stumbled upon typographic skulls.
  • Pattern motif
  • Then I found my way to funky skulls. Development below.
  • Wireframe showing overlapping typeface characters
  • More fun with so many ideas...
  • Skull refinement
  • FINAL PROJECT
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    STAY TUNED 
    Product and branding development in the works utilizing Peace Love Funk Punk and revised funk skulls