A refreshing twist to the classic playing card deck celebrating the art of the cocktail and modern mixology.
Cocktail Hour is a custom,
illustrated deck of playing cards from illustrator Sarah Ferone, that celebrates the craft of the cocktail –
offering a playful and modern twist to the classic deck through original art.
With my signature illustration style, I reimagined each playing card with bold brushwork and graphic lines.
The face cards feature unique characters crafting a variety of drinks, the number cards incorporate subtle
hand-painted textures and pips that vary slightly in size for added charm, and the cards are packaged in an artful tuck box to showcase the deck.
As a professional illustrator and designer, I’ve been enchanted with playing cards for a long time.
My love of playing cards began in childhood during family games of rummy, and has continued to grow while developing my own deck,
as I learn about their history and listen to family and friends’ memories of cards games. They have a universal magic that transcends different stories and cultures.
Launched on Kickstarter, this delightful playing card deck was successfully funded in June 2016, and now available.
- 52 playing cards + 2 jokers
- Poker size
- Classic Finish
- Tuck box includes copper foil details and interior printing
- Custom seal
- Printed by Legends Playing Card Company
- Limited run of 2,000
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About the Artist
I'm an illustrator based in Philadelphia. After many years designing for the advertising and non-profit worlds, I turned to illustration where my love for drawing and design converge.
My work balances a love of handmade and digital processes for a fresh, artful approach. I'm inspired by the stories behind everyday experiences,
with a focus on food, exploration and good spirits. I've had the pleasure of working with clients such as as Selfridges & Co.,
Real Simple Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and Smithsonian Magazine.
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