Timothy Curtis Art custom Bicycle playing cards

Posted by sere on December 15th, 2020

Timothy Curtis is a self-taught artist and cycling enthusiast living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He made this deck of customised Bicycle playing card in early 2018 and is starting a second, completely custom deck now.  

“The inspiration for this deck was the actual cards and designs themselves. I’ve always loved the cards designs and images and really wanted to use them without changing too much for purposes of understanding them. The cards have so much thought and depth that I needed to draw over them to really see what was going on. I put a lot of secret messages and initials in the cards to honor friends and loved ones of mine. I kept this deck simple and close to original because I donated to a few prisons. But the new deck I am working on is all original but also close to traditional.”

Timothy Curtis Art custom Bicycle playing cards, 2018Timothy Curtis Art custom Bicycle playing cards, 2018

Above: Timothy Curtis Art custom playing cards, 2018. 52 cards + 2 jokers + 2 extra cards in box. The four aces are faces with words of love and motivation to represent each suit. The words come from a mural Timothy painted in State Prison SCI Somerset and he wanted to continue the idea in a more positive way. Chill Cycle ad card is my friend Dan Murphy’s Bike Shop. We are all cyclist or bikers and want to carry the theme of the bicycle and what the bicycle represents (freedom and clean energy).

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