Bona fide Playing Cards is a personal project that was born in Barcelona, Spain, two years ago as a result of a life-long passion for illustration and a special interest in unique and custom playing cards.

The first deck of playing cards we owned was an intricately illustrated Slavic deck that my grandfather acquired right after the war. This small piece of art soon became my personal relic and, 20 years later, became a major inspiration behind my first custom deck: Nouveau Playing Cards.

Bona fide is a latin expression that means genuine, and that’s exactly what this project intends to be: a genuine union between the genuine love for art in general and beautiful and unique playing cards in particular, covering a wide range of themes and styles.

– Karin Yan