VIZAĜO Playing Cards – Launching soon on Kickstarter
VIZAĜO - playing cards by Abolina Art - launching soon on Kickstarter!

VIZAĜO Playing Cards – Launching soon on Kickstarter

VIZAĜO is now in the dressing room, excitedly waiting for the curtain call - to officially launch on Kickstarter hopefully next week! As soon as the project goes live, I…

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VIZAĜO – Tuck Box and Final touches
VIZAĜO - red deck: Lumina - Full design on tuck box

VIZAĜO – Tuck Box and Final touches

VIZAĜO is getting close campaign mode - All the artwork is complete, leaving only last-minute touch-ups, which means I have finally approached printers! Quotes should be in the pipeline within the not too…

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VIZAĜO – Playing Card Back Design
VIZAĜO - Fire red card back design

VIZAĜO – Playing Card Back Design

Introducing the card back design for upcoming playing cards VIZAĜO - in two colour versions. There's also an update to the Jokers, bringing this deck very close to complete.

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Looking back at the Illustration Process
The story of Jacks, surrounded by inspiration and colour

Looking back at the Illustration Process

While I am eager and most excited to complete the final stages of VIZAĜO, a slight problem with a broken finger has forced me to be patient for a few weeks,…

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VIZAĜO – The Jokers
Vizaĝo - The black Joker

VIZAĜO – The Jokers

As I wish you all a happy start to the new year, it is also time to introduce the two Jokers in my upcoming deck of playing cards. Representing fun,…

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VIZAĜO – Number cards and Aces
The four Aces in Vizaĝo playing cards

VIZAĜO – Number cards and Aces

On the last day of 2016 is a long overdue update on where the Vizaĝo playing cards are at. Following early draft versions the Aces and number cards are now coming together, allowing this little deck to jump another step closer to reality.

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Revised Court cards & Ace of Hearts
Ace of Hearts - the lovers

Revised Court cards & Ace of Hearts

This post introduces the King of Spades, along with latest revisions to the 12 court cards. I also talk about name ideas for this still to be named deck of cards - and share Work in Progress on Aces and number cards.

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Introducing the Royal Spades
Queen of Spades in colour - with black spades in the artwork

Introducing the Royal Spades

My new deck of playing cards is growing with the fourth suit starting to take shape.  Time for the Jack and Queen of Spades to make their entrance ... The spades are defined by…

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Introducing the Royal Diamonds

The Diamond colour palette is accentuated by green - and after a week of painting, three Diamond courts are excited to step on to the scene. I will be showing comparisons between the…

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Revisions and Updates to New Playing Cards
Revisions of Playing card artwork - Abolina Art

Revisions and Updates to New Playing Cards

The design process invariably includes revisions and changes - and in this update I want to share the latest tweaks to the new playing cards I'm working on. I've been posting updates…

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Meet the latest Playing Card: King of Clubs
Preview: in colour Queen of Clubs

Meet the latest Playing Card: King of Clubs

In tarot, the King of Rods (or Wands) is loyal and trustworthy. He also shows up as a natural leader, a great listener and a creative visionary, in short - he…

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Painting Faces – The Suit of Clubs
Preview: in colour Queen of Clubs

Painting Faces – The Suit of Clubs

Following on from my previous post, which is all about the beginnings of a new deck of playing cards ... This update takes a look at the suit of Clubs.. From the drawing board to preview of the coloured playing card artwork.

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From Whimsical Teapots to Playing Cards – the Beginning
Teapot, mugs and a bowl from 'Faces' range

From Whimsical Teapots to Playing Cards – the Beginning

I've made a start on a new deck of cards, which I'm hoping to share with you as it evolves ... A design all about faces and colour, where my aim is to create a fully custom, playable and surreally happy deck of cards.

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New Cards & Recent Work

The big news is that the new playing cards have arrived. Definitely worth the wait, these decks, printed by Expert Playing Card Company, look and feel fabulous! You can take home a deck today and if you get in quick, you'll receive a free bridge size deck as well :)

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