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Fisheye on India: Begum Badshah playing cards

How do we create high-end 'India inspired' playing cards that are beautiful, yet functional and desirable as gifts?

The Begum Badshah playing cards take their inspiration from Mughal miniatures which are characterized by the refinement of line, the delicacy of brushwork, the use of soft tones and the portrayal of luxury and grandeur. The set is a celebration of royalty, costume, jewellery, floral and geometric motifs popular during the reign of the Mughal Empire. 

Painstakingly illustrated with great attention to detail, this custom set respects the tradition of playing cards by following a standard layout and size.

The Begum Badshah Playing cards were created as part of Fisheye on India which uses a contemporary graphic design language that draws inspiration from the visual cultural language of India.