Now live on Kickstarter, the relaunch of the Day of the Dolls - Pin-Up Playing Cards by Custom Gambler. Day of the Dolls playing cards are the perfect combination of classic vintage pin-ups and the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and will be printed by the United States Playing Card Co.
The Bombshell Edition draws inspiration from WW2 and the popularity of pin-ups in G.I. locker rooms. Pin-ups are in gray scale. This edition features vibrant green accents. Each deck contains 14 pin-up illustrations and a unique two way back design.
My goal was to create a deck of playing cards with a classic feel. We began to research some of the original pin-up playing cards. We studied artwork from artists such as Alberto Vargas and Gil Elvgren. We looked at their poses, hair styles, makeup, and fashion trends. We drew inspiration from these design elements and created the artwork for the Day of the Dolls.
Day of the Dolls - Pin-Up offers single deck tiers as well as deck and artwork options. We wish Custom Gambler the best of luck on their project!