Monster Playing Cards

Illustration and System Design | Student Work

This was easily my favorite project from school, the development of a set of playing cards based on classic movie monsters. I wanted the style of illustration to evoke the styles of children's books and cartoons I grew up on, and yet also immediately draw to mind the black and white films these monsters shine in.


I have included some concept sketches, which were an attempt to explore different styles I could use to illustrate these cards. The little wolfman on the right makes me laugh even now.




Oh, hello. Nice to see you! / © Brian Hellam