Beth Sobel - River and Stone Playing Cards
This is the River and Stone playing card deck illustrated by Beth Sobel. Inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with a touch of added magic, the River and Stone deck is a fully illustrated, luxury playing card deck for anyone who loves nature, playing cards, or both.
River and Stone has been a labor of love spanning four years. She finished cards here and there between board game illustration projects, and finally, piece by piece, she finished a whole deck.
Each suit represents a different terrain of the Pacific Northwest and an animal that resides within that terrain:
- Spades: Sky, Raven
- Diamonds: Forest, Fox
- Clubs: Mountains, Pika
- Hearts: Ocean, Jellyfish
The court cards of each suit differ from standard courts; rather than a Jack, Queen, and King, she chose to portray one person for each suit throughout different phases of their life.