This 'Once Upon a Time' Deck of Cards Features Modernized Characters

By: Ady Floyd - Aug 14, 2015
References: torontoplayingcard & kickstarter
Marilen Adrover designed this playful deck of fairy tale playing cards that is decorated with modernized versions of fantasy characters. The deck of cards titled 'Once Upon A Time' shows a darker side to the whimsical world.

While fairy tales and children's stories are often geared to be happy, these fairy tale playing cards provide an eerie look at traditionally innocent characters. For example the King, Queen and Joker cards feature rebellious characters holding a placecard. The idea fairy tale characters getting arrested seems far-fetched, yet this deck of cards makes it very real. Each image is hand-drawn with immaculate detail and lifelike characteristics.

These playing cards are not really suited for children, but they will bring back lively memories for the mature consumers who can still appreciate the art of playing cards.