glucnac got their new illustration or graphics by running a design contest:
Design robot ninja zombie princess playing cards
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Games & Recreational
Merlin Helmet makes games with interesting decisions and tradeoffs built on simple mechanics for families and small groups. Ok Merlin Helmet doesn't really exist, it's just me Dan. I like to make games, and I have lots of ideas, and it's time for me to knuckle down and make a couple things instead of just ideating all the time. I got this cool idea for a playing card pack that I want to start with.
What's your vision?
I want a nontraditional deck of playing cards. The general style is kawaii, cel-shaded, bold contrasts. I like the Hello Kitty design, for example. Each suit is represented by a theme instead of the traditional abstract shapes. The suits are robot ninja zombie princess. I am not married to these suits, and I've considered several more that you could use instead if that suits you (see what I did there?): pirate, wizard. I do not want to feature animals in this project. The number cards feature cute faces instead of suit shapes as pips, along with themed backgrounds to match the general theme of that suit. The face cards have full character art. I am not married to the traditional reversible face card design (where the card is the same with either end up), you may "fill the page" so to speak. The joker is a mashup robot ninja zombie princess. I vacillate on whether to include the traditional suit shapes at all. On one hand, the utility of a playing card deck is probably best retained if the suits are present. On the other hand, I'm imagining a functionally equivalent concept that sheds so much of the traditional look and feel as to render them anachronistic. I think a design that retains the old shapes will not seem fresh enough, but feel free to surprise me. A nod to contemporary printing practice as much as you are aware of color constraints and simplifying the printing process will be appreciated, I don't know enough to know what to ask for specifically in this area. I want designs for the entire deck of 54 playing cards, and a back design. I've got a quick sketch of a number card that kind of popped into my head the other day for you to get started. For the contest, no need to produce the entire pack, but I'd like to see a fully worked out number card (7 of robots, perhaps) and sketches at least for a face card and the joker.
My sketch imagines robot faces over a circuit-trace type background. It's a bit unclear because some of the circles I drew are imagined as part of the circuits. This also came from a time where I was imagining the entire deck themed in different-colored robots (so robot-ninjas, robot-zombies, robot-princesses) which is a fine direction to go if you want but not required at this point. A duckduckgo.com image search for "circuit trace background" turned up plenty of reference images that all kind of look like what I'm imagining there. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=circuit+trace+background&atb=v127-5&iax=images&ia=images
$349 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Illustration or graphics starts at €319.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their illustration or graphics.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
glucnac collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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