Playing Cards: Process Pt. 2
From the start I knew that I wanted the face cards to be fun
illustrations and I knew all the chefs would be women. The
hardest part of designing them was figuring out their style. I wanted
them to have a whimsical quality, but not be overly cute or childish.
The more research I did lead me to be inspired by minimal
illustrations from the 1950s and 1960s which are composed of geometric shapes and forms.
Next was figuring out the faces. The simple sketches I did were
giving them a child-like quality which I didn’t want. I continued to
simplify the facial features until I decided to eliminate them
completely and use white space to determine their form. The hair and hat helps to anchor the head even though they float in space.
matches the minimal style of the cards with the use of white space,
limited color palette and simple illustrations.
The cards have been submitted to the printer and I should have them in a few weeks!