Thursday, March 22, 2007
My Gigposters.com Playing Card
I can't tell you how happy I am to be part of Gigposters.com's 3rd set of playing cards. I knew what I wanted to do once I got selected (3 of clubs was my first choice), but getting that very idea out of my head was very difficult (a surly dude holding 3 bats). Every initial sketch turned out wrong. Then I found this picture of Mickey Mantle at Corbis, and using that as reference, I was able to take off from there.
Clay (the genius behind gigposters.com) got back from SXSW a couple of days ago and now has 'em available for purchase! It's a great stocking stuffer – I can vouch for decks 1 and 2 – and all the cash goes toward the site, a place which has been a total boon to my still fledgling illustration and design career. Hey...here's the entire set. If you want, you can buy an uncut sheet, but hurry, they tend to go fast!