We are going to be creating a custom deck of playing cards themed around Mobsters/Mafia. We want the artwork to be very elegant and beautiful, showing the "classy/elegant" side of the Mobsters.
The artwork should be predominately black and grey tones, with some washed out color allowed. The only color allowed to stand out is red. Please refer to the reference images.
For this project, we are looking to have a Jack, Queen, King, and Ace designed. The winner of this contest will then be given a private 1-on-1 project to design the remaining 3 Jacks, 3 Queens, 3 Kings, 3 Aces, 2 Jokers, and 2 Tuck box artwork.
Since these are playing cards, the designs of the Jack, Queen, and King must be mirrored. However, the Ace design can be single sided and does not need to be mirrored.
We would prefer vector illustrator files. However, very large, high resolution Photoshop files will also work fine.