Mesoamerica Playing Cards

For this personal passion project I decided to design a set of playing cards.. I wanted to remain within the idea of social hierarchy that you normally see in traditional sets of playing cards but add a colorful and cultural twist. Inspired by early Mesoamerican civilizations, I decided to hand illustrate ancient drawings of gods and goddesses for my playing cards. Each god and goddess is identified by color, and by ear jewelry that relates to each of the suits. The number cards are identified by the number of rings as well as the suits.

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