Cocktail Hour
Cocktail Hour
Cocktail Hour
Cocktail Hour
Cocktail Hour
Cocktail Hour
Cocktail Hour
Cocktail Hour
Cocktail Hour
  • A set of 52 custom playing cards designed and illustrated by Sarah Ferone
  • Funded on:
  • Available here:
  • Big Cartel
  • Etsy
  • Contact:
  • Sarah Ferone at

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.

The Deck

  • 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

Press for the Kickstarter

Press Post-Production

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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Thank you and Cheers!