Award: AIGA Go Fish Card

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019 in News | No Comments

I remember playing the Go Fish card game as a kid.

It was one of the few times you got to sit at the adult’s table or was it the adults sitting at the kiddie table? Either way, playing that game was the starting block for learning strategic warfare and against your parents none the less! What a great way to stand up to your parents and not get in trouble, and all by beating them fair and square via a deck of cards. While also learning the meaning of the intro to ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” line, “The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat.”

I’m honored to say I am one of the designers from the local Dallas/Ft. Worth AIGA chapter asked to create an official AIGA Go Fish card for the annual community project. Each designer was given the same border treatment with the card title to keep the deck consistent. The only design restriction was keeping to the AIGA color palette. After that, anything goes!

I was given the challenge of designing the walrus themed card. I wanted to keep it simple. I went through a few character designs but landed on a subtle joke that has to do with one of my favorite bands. Can you guess which band it is? :)

Thanks again Dallas/ Ft. Worth AIGA for the opportunity!