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Kissing and Killing

Illustrator and concept artist, Mahdieh Farhadkiaei, from Tehran, Iran, created a new fascinating way to shuffle women and men of playing cards. They kiss and kill each other, but the manner is always fascinating and passionate, as opposed to the traditional faces of French-suited playing cards. And on the other hand, the backstories of imperial reality are not so far to those illustrated here — William Shakespeare docet.

Mahdieh has never attended any digital painting class or institute, but she has tried to follow and study the work of her favorite artists just in addition to self-practicing. She is really interested in fashion illustration, that’s why in her personal projects she often draws the human figure and anatomy.

Jack of Spades Kissing Queen of Hearts
Queen of Hearts
Queen of Diamonds
Queen of Clubs Kissing Queen of Diamonds
Jack of Diamonds Kissing Jack of Clubs
Queen of Spades Kissing and Killing King of Diamonds
Queen of Hearts Carrying Ace of Spades
Queen of Spades Breastfeeding Baby Joker
Joker of Spades
Joker of Spades
Father King of Spades Killing Son Jack of Hearts
Queen of Spades
Queen of Clubs
King Killing King
Jack of Spades Vs. King of Hearts
Queen of Diamonds Killing Queen of Clubs
Jack of Spades Becomes King
The King’s Harem

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  1. Greetings Mahdieh Farhadkiaei,

    I want to purchase some of these as gaff cards for magic with a bicycle red back. Do you sell these? Otherwise, can I have your permission to use the artwork?



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