13 custom design playing cards

Design playing cards: Playing arts
(Image credit: Playing Arts)

If you're using playing cards, why not make them custom design playing cards? A part of human leisure time for over a millennium, cards have been used for everything from children's games to grown-up gambling. Talented magicians use them as a staple tool and they are unique promotional material for advertisers, too.

Whether decorating the face of the card with something a bit more special than the standard design, or using the blank canvas of the back, playing cards are ripe for designers to customise. We've found our favourite designs and listed them here for your enjoyment. For more unique design, see this breathtaking paper art roundup.

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Craig Stewart

Craig Stewart is a writer, SEO strategist and content marketer, and is a former editor of Creative Bloq. Craig has written about design, typography, tech and football for publications including Creative Bloq, T3, FourFourTwo and DSG, and he has written a book on motoring for Haynes. When he's not writing, you'll usually find Craig under his old car learning about DIY repairs the hard way.