Computer ArtsNews

Versus playing cards

UK-based illustration collective Versus has released its second pack of self-promotional playing cards: 52 illustrations from 13 different artists

Volume 2 of Versus - a limited-edition pack of illustrated self-promotional playing cards - just landed at Computer Arts HQ.

Selection of designs from Versus Volume 2

Following the success of volume 1 last year, this second edition launched last month - and features 52 illustrations by 13 artists, who have each illustrated a set of four cards: aces, twos, threes and so on.

Aces, by Barney Ibbotson

It's a pretty innovative self-promotion idea, and ultimately shows that a band of illustrators joining forces can achieve something pretty special. While volume 1 was curated by project coordinator Dave Ashby of Liquidlizard from his personal illustration contacts, volume 2 was run as a competition, and printed by Ripe Digital.

"Everyone could have a go at entering, by designing a card based on a brief with a colour scheme," explains Ashby. "We had four judges with a background in illustration choose their favourites. Once selected, the featured 13 artists created the rest of their designs."

"The Versus project helps everyone: the creative organisations have a collection of local artists, and the illustrators get employed," he adds.

Selection of other designs from Versus playing cards

The final 13 artists are:

ACE: Barney Ibbotson
TWO: Murray Somerville
THREE: Ricardo Sudario
FOUR: James Downing
FIVE: Emory Allen
SIX: Todd Oliver
SEVEN: Melanie Chadwick
EIGHT: Luke Waller
NINE: Dean Zappy
TEN: Amy Evans
JACK: Giuseppe Longo
QUEEN: Nicholas Darby
KING: Blair Sayer

Fittingly, issue 154 of Computer Arts Projects is dedicated to all things self promotional. It's on sale for a couple more days in the UK, or available online. Plug over!

Log in to Creative Bloq with your preferred social network to comment

OR

Log in with your Creative Bloq account

site stat collection