Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw is a collaboration of artists bringing their creative minds together to fill a deck of 52 unique playing cards. This project has brought artists together from around the globe. These decks were printed limited edition, 1 deck per contributing artist, and are not for sale. Every artist retains all rights to their work.

The rules.
The rules are simple. Every artist is allowed to use any medium or style (watercolor, vector, 3D, typography, collage, etc.) All they have to do is follow this short list to keep the cards appropriate, cohesive, and playable. 

1. Please do not edit the provided border, number, and suit. This template was created to not only keep the cards cohesive, but also avoid any difficulties printing. 

2. Please keep to your card’s color palette. If you are a heart/diamond, please try to stick to mainly reds/pinks/oranges. If you are a spade/club, please try to stick to mainly blacks/greys/blues. Of course, accent colors are allowed.

3. Artwork must be PG-13 or under. Keep the violence and sexuality minimal. 

4. Avoid copy-written artwork. No fan art or portraits of celebrities. 

The purpose.
These cards are not for sale, and were printed limited edition, 1 per contributing artist. No profits were/will be made. This collaboration is meant to bring designers, illustrators, and artists together through a fun, playful project. 

Where our artists call home.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States of America (California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin).

What's next?
This project is just the beginning. Every year, Victoria plans on organizing a collaboration project to continue connecting artists from around the world. 2018 is the year of playing cards, next year will be something completely different, but with the same mindset. This will be announced early 2019. Please stay tuned. 

Other decks.
Although Luck of the Draw is not for sale, and with the sole purpose of networking, you are in luck. There are two other beautiful decks of cards created by several artists available for purchase. Although our collaborations have many differences, I still highly recommend you check them out. 

52 Aces  |  Playing Arts