I have designed a strategy card game which requires unique and original illustrations to complement the card layout and design. The theme and terminology is based on financial concepts including stock markets, share trading and hostile takeovers and commissions. Among the highly sought after CASH, Takeover and Commission cards, there are also a number of cards which players tend to avoid at all costs. These include Investigation, Market Crash, Global Recession and Bankrupt cards. The Venture Capital and The Taxman are the only cards which have both a positive and negative function depending on how they are played.
What I need is unique, original and individual illustrations to represent each card. There are 30 card types and each one needs to have its own unique illustration. The illustrations need to follow a theme throughout your designs, a look and feel which makes the game cohesive and allows players to instantly recognize and associate the illustration to the game and to each individual card.
The final card designs are based on stocks, bonds and money certificates (see Card Samples.pdf) which now need illustrations to complement these designs. My preference would be to have the illustrations in as positive a light as possible as the card design and colors portray this also. Please feel free to create any concept you feel fits this brief in abstract, conceptual, humorous and/or contemporary illustration styles as I am open to all of these themes. Whichever style you use must permeate throughout your design submission. I am happy to consider dark undertones in some illustrations as long as they appeal to adolescents and adults and are family friendly.
The playing cards are a standard poker size 63mm x 89mm. I would like the illustrations to be provided at 300DPI CMYK as they will be printed. Please DO NOT use stock photos or illustrations as I am looking for original work only. I am unable to pay for any additional costs related to the design of these illustrations.
Thank you in advance and I am looking forward to see your ideas.