Specimen Book Playing Cards
The project was to create a specimen book on a deck of cards using the topic of our choice for content.
The topic I chose for this deck of cards is traditional Japanese stories and tales, using my favorite koi fish as drawing elements throughout all four suites. The typefaces I chose are from a small foundry based in Mexico, there is only one weight for each of them and no other variables. After considerations, I have developed a system for my designs to showcase each typeface in massive scales, paragraphs, titles, on solid color backgrounds, and type as image. Each suite also contains the information about tye typographer, year of creation, the purpose of the type, the type anatomy, and highlighted distinctions.
Art direction: Gracy Liu
Design: Gracy Liu
Illustration: Gracy Liu
Savannah College of Art and Design