Ebon Playing Cards
54 Unique Custom Hand Drawn Playing Cards Portraying Modern World in Otherworldly Dark Aesthetics
Each of the suits represents a different caste of society. The hearts are the clergy, diamonds – merchants, clubs – military, and spades – the working class. That concept is carried over substituting artisans for working class, giving the deck the significance of a “dark zodiac” of sorts. Each of the assets were hand illustrated and then digitally compiled to give it a more traditional feel. The deck reads like a 54-page occult manuscript steeped in otherworldly dark aesthetics. With an intense focus on Gothic surrealism. The glyphs or “letters” that was used in the designs are stylized “demonic calligraphy”, a unique phonetic alphabet – to add character and subtext to the art. The cross symbol is one of Noah’s own design that he often adds to the art as a hidden “second signature” called “the infernal cross”. Both decks feature accents of artwork made by applying of metallic silver and golden inks.
The EBON deck is signified by stark shades of ashen grey, giving the figures the look of hewn slate, with silver metallic ink accents and a unique ace of spades. Designed by Noah Whippie.
|90 × 65 × 18 mm
red foiled interior of tuck box, golden and silver metallic inks on cards