'Whimsical Playing Cards' Reinterpret the Design of the Suits

By: Mishal Omar - Nov 30, 2016
References: oksalyesilok & thedieline
Whimsical Playing Cards, designed by Oksal Yesilok in Turkey, are offered as limited-edition pieces and feature unique imagery.

The playing cards' most unique features appear in the fact that they offer reinterpreted images of suits. These new images were designed to symbolize the meaning of the suits themselves – with spades symbolizing death, hearts symbolizing love and romance, diamonds symbolizing health and wealth and clubs symbolizing flowers, clovers and war. The imagery is minimalist in its design and only comes in black, with lime green accents on the cards' borders making them stand out.

The Whimsical Playing Cards work to offer a reinterpreted image of what card decks should look like, and as a result are able to inform players on the meaning behind the cards themselves.