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60 Creative Playing Card Designs

From Upcycled Subway Card Decks to Comical See-Through Cards

— May 28, 2015 — Pop Culture
Perfect for all ages, these creative playing card designs add an artistic element to the standard card deck. Using unorthodox materials and decorative illustrations, each of these decks turns a blank canvas into a space for artistic expression.

A popular choice for many contemporary playing card designs is pop culture-inspired prints. For fans of popular series such as Star Wars and Game of Thrones, there are character-inspired cards that provide a whole new way to express your fandom. There are also playing cards available with illustrations inspired by popular superheroes and beloved digital cartoons for a different take on cinema-inspired designs.

However, if pop culture doesn't excite you, there are more minimalist playing card designs available as well. From the color-coded to the monochromatic, these card designs may be simple, but they are just as beautiful. Equally as innovative are those decks that make use of unusual materials, such as upcycled subway cards and bulletproof Kevlar, for a different kind of spin on creative playing card designs.

With a variety of styles and designs to choose from, these distinctive card decks are perfect for any party.
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Bacon-Inspired Card Games
Bacon-Inspired Card Games
The Baconery & Vanda Cards Create a Universe for Bacon Enthusiasts
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Cult Rom-Com Cards
Cult Rom-Com Cards
The Princess Bridge Playing Cards are for Fans of Westley and Buttercup
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Death-Inspired Playing Cards
Death-Inspired Playing Cards
This Deck Has Been Inspired by Roots of the Day of the Dead
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Massive Playing Cards
Massive Playing Cards
These Giant Playing Cards are Fit for Big Hands and Promise Big Fun
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Upcycled Subway Card Decks
Upcycled Subway Card Decks
These Card Decks are Made Using Recycled Metro Passes
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Monetary Card Decks
Monetary Card Decks
These Gold Foil Cards are Covered in $100 American Bills
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Collectable Pyromaniac Playing Cards
Collectable Pyromaniac Playing Cards
These Bicycle Playing Cards are for the Flaming Fanatics
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Programmer Approved Playing Cards
Programmer Approved Playing Cards
The Code:Deck Playing Card Set Features Programming Languages
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Urban Cultured Playing Cards
Urban Cultured Playing Cards
These Hip Hop Cards are the Perfect Way to Remember Favorite Artists
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Artful Poker Accessories
Artful Poker Accessories
These Red Playing Cards Boast Heroic Suit Graphics
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Bisected Playing Packs
Bisected Playing Packs
The Slimmed-Down Hoyle Slice Collection Gives You Double the Decks
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Gilded Poker Accessories
Gilded Poker Accessories
These Golden Playing Cards by Idea International Embrace Opulence
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Vibrant Cultural Playing Cards
Vibrant Cultural Playing Cards
The Borderline Deck of Cards Portray Both Sides of the Border
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Darling Digital Cartoon Decks
Darling Digital Cartoon Decks
These Pixar Playing Cards by Chris Anderson Are Modern and Fun
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Color-Coded Playing Cards
Color-Coded Playing Cards
These CMYK Color Cards are for Designers
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Crude Fantasy Card Decks
Crude Fantasy Card Decks
Cards Against the Realm is a Fantasy-Themed Drinking Game
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Galactic Playing Cards
Galactic Playing Cards
This Star Wars Card Deck Shows the History of Darth Vader
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Brand-Identifying Card Decks
Brand-Identifying Card Decks
The Brand Deck is a Simplistic Branding Tool and Kickstarter Project
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Historic Rivalry Card Decks
Historic Rivalry Card Decks
The Bicycle Hundred Years' War Cards Play Off of English & French Wars
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Steampunk-Inspired Card Decks
Steampunk-Inspired Card Decks
These Steampunk Cards are Wonderfully Detailed and Decorated
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Fantasy Television Playing Cards
Fantasy Television Playing Cards
In the Game of Thrones Card Game, You Win or You Go Fish
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Catty Crowdfunded Cards
Catty Crowdfunded Cards
Exploding Kittens is a Hilarious Card Game for the Absurd-Appreciating
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Politically Charged Playing Cards
Politically Charged Playing Cards
52 Shades of Greed Shows Economic Crisis Perpetrators
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Minimalist Playing Cards
Minimalist Playing Cards
Joe Doucet's Game Card Set Draws Inspiration From Understated Art
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Wickedly Wayward Halloween Decks
Wickedly Wayward Halloween Decks
The October Playing Cards Embody the Halloween Spirit
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Bulletproof Playing Cards
Bulletproof Playing Cards
These Cards by Sly Kly are Made From 100 Percent Carbon Fiber
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Imagination-Boosting Card Decks
Imagination-Boosting Card Decks
The Writer Emergency Pack Helps with Combating Writer's Block
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Couture Designer Playing Cards
Couture Designer Playing Cards
Marc Jacobs Extends His Art Beyond the Fashion Sphere
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Monkey-Themed Cards
Monkey-Themed Cards
The MailChimp Playing Cards Boast a Breathtakingly Elegant Design
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Vintage Fantasy Decks
Vintage Fantasy Decks
This Game of Thrones Card Set is Ideal for Fans of the Show
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Crowdfunded Playing Cards
Crowdfunded Playing Cards
DeckStarter is a Playing Card Design Funding Platform Like Kickstarter
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Vintage Ad Agency Cards
Vintage Ad Agency Cards
The Pressers Playing Cards Will Keep Your Card Games Classy
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Comical See-Through Cards
Comical See-Through Cards
Laugh Out Lout When You Play with These Poker Face Cards
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Vintage Horror Monster Cards
Vintage Horror Monster Cards
These Monster Montage Playing Cards are a Howl of a Good Time
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Pixelated Poker Cards
Pixelated Poker Cards
This Digital Deck of Cards Adds Some Whimsy to Your Web Experience
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Charitable Playing Cards
Charitable Playing Cards
The Second Edition Charity: Water Decks Support Clean Drinking Water
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Fantasy Royalty Painted Cards
Fantasy Royalty Painted Cards
These Fantasy Playing Cards are Beautiful and Whimsical
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Pirate Card Decks
Pirate Card Decks
These Nautical Playing Cards are Hand-Drawn and Visually Appealing
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Celebrity Card Decks
Celebrity Card Decks
Add Some Character to a Game with Pop Star Playing Cards
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Monochromatic Playing Cards
Monochromatic Playing Cards
MollaSpace's Black Playing Card Set is Luxe and Elegant
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Visually Impaired Playing Cards
Visually Impaired Playing Cards
These Playing Cards are Designed for Color Blind Individuals
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Art History Playing Cards
Art History Playing Cards
These Children's Playing Cards Are Made to Be Colored In
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Superhero Playing Cards
Superhero Playing Cards
These X-Men Themed Playing Cards are Funky and Vibrant
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Fashion Illustration Playing Cards
Fashion Illustration Playing Cards
Check out Connie Lim's Fashion Illustration Deck
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Retro Pixelated Playing Cards
Retro Pixelated Playing Cards
These Pixel Playing Cards are Cute Reinventions of the Classic Deck
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Iconic Martial Artist Cards
Iconic Martial Artist Cards
These Bruce Lee Playing Cards Honor the Late Martial Artist
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Design-Teaching Playing Cards
Design-Teaching Playing Cards
Ben Barrett-Forrest's Design Deck Gives Mini Graphic Design Lessons
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Typographic Playing Cards
Typographic Playing Cards
These Playing Cards Pay Homage to the Famous Helvetica Font
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Elaborate Storytelling Playing Cards
Elaborate Storytelling Playing Cards
This Card Deck is Equal Parts Art, Design and Craftsmanship
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Faux Luxe Playing Cards
Faux Luxe Playing Cards
The 'Gold Playing Cards' Let You Pretend You're Filthy Rich
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Love-Infused Playing Cards
Love-Infused Playing Cards
The Love Me Playing Cards Add Romance into Your Games
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Transparent Waterproof Cards
Transparent Waterproof Cards
These Waterproof Playing Cards Remove the Worry of Stained Decks
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Jewelry Branded Card Decks
Jewelry Branded Card Decks
These Tiffany Playing Cards are for the Ritzy Lifestyle
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Imaginary Illustrated Playing Cards
Imaginary Illustrated Playing Cards
These Cards Show Human Characters Posed as Traditional Symbols
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Cinematic Playing Cards
Cinematic Playing Cards
Cult Movie Cards is a Set of Cards Starring Cinemas Greatest Characters
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Designer Darkened Playing Cards
Designer Darkened Playing Cards
These Black Cards are a Stylish Way to Play Games
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Nostalgic Fairytale Playing Cards
Nostalgic Fairytale Playing Cards
Play Go Fish with These Disney-Inspired Playing Cards
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Typography-Centric Playing Cards
Typography-Centric Playing Cards
Chris Cavill's Typographic Playing Cards are Graphically Pleasing
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Surreal Human Playing Cards
Surreal Human Playing Cards
Christian Tagliavini's Cards Feature Human Models
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Fantastical Playing Card Collaborations
Fantastical Playing Card Collaborations
The Playing Arts Deck of Cards Give Every Card Great Art
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