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White Knuckle Playing Cards

WhiteKnuckle Playing Cards

Right from the start Brett wanted to bring all the design elements of the whole deck together on the back of the card to clearly connect it with the overall design. It seemed natural that the front and back of every card should be an obvious part of the same overall design concept. The cardback was also the only place where all the different suits colour schemes could come together.

The cardback had to be diagonally symmetrical but have all the design features and all the suit symbols incorporated. First designed a white celtic knot comprised of two of each of the suit symbols all interlocked, overlapping and vertically and horizontally symmetrical. Then quartered the card (inside the white border) and made the four corners diagonally symmetrical with deep red for the two red suits and dark indigo blue for the two black suits.

He then ran four overlapping suit symbols down each side, red suits in the red corners, black suits in the indigo blue corners. A spiral runs through and each suit symbols secondary and tertiary colours to pick their shapes out of the background colour, like you are looking through the spiral into the red and indigo blue. This put the same subtle tinge to the various suits that they display on the actual deck and allowed him to go another layer deep.

The card back is the only place in the whole deck all the different suits appear together in their respective colour schemes and connects every card in the deck singly and collectively directly to the back design. READ MORE »

To see WhiteKnuckle's rendition of the English Pattern, CLICK HERE.


WhiteKnuckle Playing Cards - The English Pattern
Brett A. Jones - Short Biography
DXPO Playing Cards

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