king of hearts

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I’ve been sitting on these since winter, although I’m not sure exactly why.  I still think about doing a playing card deck someday and started working up some face card designs when I had a little time off over the holidays.  I couldn’t settle on a standardized backdrop, so I began tailoring them to each character instead.

If I were to do a Kickstarter campaign for something like this sometime, would anyone be interested, or not so much?

As it happens Mayan motives were popular in Soviet times in Russia. The only vendor for playing cards (as for many other stuff in Soviet Russia) was the Soviet State, so there were only a few type of the cards – just maybe ten at most, not hundreds or thousands as in free market societies, and one of the types of the playing cards were devoted to the Mayan culture for some reason.

http://englishrussia.com/2008/10/30/the-soviet-mayan-playing-cards/

*this is not the source of the above image. I found it doing a simple google search. Woo serendipity.