I like the look of these ‘Type Deck’ playing cards by Chris Cavill, a British designer now living in Canada. The project is currently on Kickstarter and attracting good number of backers. If successful every card will be individually designed.
Taking a look around online, these certainly aren’t the first playing cards to receive the full force of a graphic designer’s makeover. An alternative design that caught my eye was this deck, below, by Jim Sutherland of Hat-Trick: As with The Type Deck, each card is unique and employs several typefaces to cleverly visualise the suit icons.