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Nautical playing cards decked out with abstract illustrations

nautical playing cards

Designer Lisa Nemetz decks out her nautical playing cards to perfection

Decks of cards are the perfect canvas for almost any designer, with imaginative custom playing cards (opens in new tab) with all manner of styles and mediums. The packaging design (opens in new tab) for the cards often comes into play too and this latest project from German graphic designer Lisa Nemetz (opens in new tab) combines creativity, packaging and linocut illustration (opens in new tab) to perfection.

An extremely passionate graphic designer, specialising in branding, typography and lettering, Nemetz has produced some truly inspiring works in recent months. Here, her nautical playing cards were created using hand-crafted stamps.

Including numbers, shapes and characters, she sticks to the nautical colour scheme of red, white and blue. Effortlessly teaming together the ship-like aspects, these playing cards are some of the prettiest we've ever seen.

nautical playing cards

nautical playing cards

nautical playing cards

nautical playing cards

nautical playing cards

nautical playing cards

nautical playing cards

nautical playing cards

See more inspiring work over on Lisa Nemetz (opens in new tab)'s website.

What do you make of this deck of cards? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.