Louie Mantia, Jr.

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

My curiosity about flower cards led me to collect over 50 hanafuda decks and accumulate a small personal library of Japanese design books. Over the course of designing Junior Hanafuda, I fell in love with all varieties of playing cards.

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