For several weeks, I’ve been noticing the playful expressions of playing card design (if that’s a thing) floating around the internets. I began collecting examples to create a blog post, then I came across the work of Illustrator Jonathan Burton for the Folio Society, which was so great, he deserved his own post. I’m absolutely in love with his “Odd Bodies” set of playing cards, the jack of diamonds above being my favorite (above). My first thought was, how amazing would these be as a large scale prints? Looks like Burton is a step ahead of me as you can purchase prints in his shop. I want one so badly!!! I can’t find a link to buy the cards online so I’m not exactly sure what these were used for. Maybe they sold out already? I can see why! See more of the Odd Bodies set below. Get into it!
The available print (above), which can be purchased at Maison Alice.