The Cat Deck
The Cat Deck is a standard, multipurpose deck of cards (52 suit cards + 2 Jokers). Each card features a unique caricature of a different cat breed and a custom card back design.
This project was completed as part of an Honors Program assignment and expanded upon the existing task of designing four cards.
AIGA Nebraska SHOW: Gold Award & Judge’s Choice Award (2018)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition (2019)
Each card features a different breed and the deck as a whole shows a variety of expressions among the characters. The characters on the king and queen cards wear jewelry to set them apart from the other cards. The two Joker cards have some humorous elements included, with the cats playing with yarn and a butterfly.
Though the suits do not follow their conventional colors of red and black, the Diamonds and Hearts tend to have warmer palettes while the Clubs and Spades make use of cooler colors.
The deck has a custom card back design as well.