Brief: Design a set of playing cards that display a clear sense of hierarchy and systems.
Solution: For this task, I wanted to remain within the idea of social hierarchy that you normally see with a standard set 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.