As an artist and playing card designer I have the unique opportunity to both create art and also pay respect and say thank you to those in the US Military by creating a deck of cards that honors them and the rich history of the US Army. Instead focusing on specific people of history like most of my previous historic decks I wanted to make this deck more of an "everyman's" deck in which it didn't honor any one person but all of the men and women who make up our Army. I also wanted to emphasizes the evolution of the Army uniform throughout the major conflicts of it's history. From the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI & WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War and the modern conflicts in the middle east I try to portray that evolution. I also wanted to bring two distinct art styles together. I wanted to try something new, compared to my previous work and try a style more fluid and more raw. However I wanted to maintain some of the line work of my past as that is who I am and part of what has created my complete style. This deck is a meeting of old and new in what I think will be a wonderful way for me to say thank you to those that have paid a price no matter how small or big in service to people of the United States.
Army Box Design
Tuck Cases will be printed with 4 color process, inside and out, on premium vellum stock by the United States Playing Card Company. The number of decks printed will be determined by the demand of the project if and when it is successful.
Army Back Design
The Army playing cards will be printed with a 4 color process, on Bicycle Paper Stock, with a Embossed finish.
Sample Face Card & Ace Designs
Each face card will depict a servicemen or servicewoman in a period correct uniform. This is a visual way to chronicle the evolution of the US Army uniform and dress.
In hopes to make you a part of the creative process, new card illustrations will be released throughout the project.
Three of the aces will depict helicopters from different eras as well.
Civil War Era General Uniform
Jack of Diamonds portrayed by one of our backers grandfathers,
LTC William Lee Nichols
Memorial Ace of Spades
I felt that those who paid the ultimate price should get top honors in this commemorative deck.