Louie Mantia

Louie Mantia, Jr.

Playing Card Designer

For over ten years, I’ve been drawing icons, shapes, and symbols. Now, I’m using the principles of iconography to create playing cards.

It’s my goal with Junior to introduce beautiful interpretations of regional playing cards to all-new audiences.

In 2019 and 2020, I produced three editions of Junior Hanafuda. Now, I’m making French-suited, English pattern playing cards. (Though most people just call them “playing cards.”)


Learn about the history of playing cards.

Playing Cards Junior Playing Cards
Hanafuda Junior Hanafuda

Fool Queen


Louie Mantia, Jr.

Bree Lundberg
Kylee Solari
Luka Grafera

Boar Deer


Nobtaka Nukui
Yuka Masuda

Jack Mage


Aaron Tuller
Josh Barrett
Pat Castaldo

Crane Frog

Thank You

Airi Yamamoto
Ami & Andy Baio
Diana Ovezea
Ekubo Sawaura
Gauthier Ginisty
James Edmondson
Jeff Boek
Lucy Bellwood
Matt Evans
Matt Sephton
Sayuri Kondo
Suzuki Tengudo
Tiffany Mahan
Yuki Ujino