The Most Unusual Casino-Themed Art and Design Projects
Casinos are well-known for their flashing lights, captivating music, and thrilling games – but did you know they can also serve as an inspiring source for art?
Wall art with casino themes can add an interesting and captivating element to your home decor or help set the tone for a gambling-themed celebration. Ranging from framed playing cards and sculptures, these eye-catching pieces will definitely turn heads at your gathering!
1. Dogs Playing Poker
No matter if you prefer online or live poker, chances are that at some point or another you have seen this iconic painting displayed at one of the tables or perhaps it hung prominently on a bar wall or printed onto a cup.
Cassius Marcellus Coolidge created a legendary series of paintings to promote Brown & Bigelow cigars. These vibrant works depicted dog characters engaging in mundane human activities – yet remain iconic of American popular culture.
2. Lucky Lady
Lucky Lady Roulette offers a thrilling variation on classic Roulette that provides players with an exciting, engaging gaming experience. As is customary for roulette games, bets are placed normally and once betting has closed the wheel spins to reveal 1-4 random LUCKY LADY BONUS NUMBERS.
Playing card clip art is a staple of casino design and comes in all sorts of colors and styles, perfect for creating engaging visuals for promotional materials or game instructions. Use them to add some spice to your casino promotions!
3. Dogs Playing Poker II
The famous Dogs Playing Poker paintings have left an indelible mark on American culture. They portray an earlier time, when poker was often played backroom style rather than in casinos as is popular today.
Cassius Marcellus Coolidge was an American painter who earned a living by performing various odd jobs before taking up painting full time. He is best known as the creator of 18 anthropomorphized dog paintings which became iconic.
4. Dogs Playing Poker III
Cassius Marcellus Coolidge’s series of 18 paintings depicting Dogs Playing Poker has become a fixture in casino and card culture; even being made into a movie.
ValuSoft recently unveiled a new game that puts players in front of an interactive table featuring up to five canine opponents (plus cats, robots and an iguana). While this game offers some entertaining competiton between canines (plus cats, robots and an iguana), its overall character remains lacking.
5. Dogs Playing Poker IV
Cassius Marcellus Coolidge’s famous poker paintings actually refer to an entire series of 18 oil works; A Friend in Need is probably his best-known painting in this series, depicting two dog-faced friends playing cards around a table.
These iconic, anthropomorphized dogs have become part of pop culture, appearing frequently in TV shows and movies as well as appearing on merchandise like T-shirts, iPhone cases and casino-related memorabilia.
6. Dogs Playing Poker V
Coolidge’s iconic poker-playing dog series has inspired everything from coffee mugs to posters featuring this image of two canines working together, with one subtly passing an ace over. A Friend in Need has become one of the most beloved posters from this collection.
At $10 dollars, you get two dogs and five games of poker – but the game could use more character. Opponents resemble flash animations too much.
7. Dogs Playing Poker VI
Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, commonly referred to as Kash Koolidge, painted this series of paintings depicting dogs playing poker for Brown & Bigelow company. These were categorised as Kitsch paintings which combine popular culture with traditional forms of painting.
The iconic A Bold Bluff painting depicts one bulldog giving away his ace to another bulldog in an obvious act of deception. This painting stands as an iconic example of deceit.
8. Dogs Playing Poker VII
Brown & Bigelow Cigar Company originally commissioned these paintings for calendars, posters and prints to promote their products. Today they remain well known among people from diverse backgrounds who don’t necessarily admit they appreciate art.
Paintings by Pablo Picasso have long been both celebrated and mocked; their iconic images can be seen in films, TV shows and music videos; in addition, interior designers often incorporate these paintings into the homes of their clients.
9. Dogs Playing Poker VIII
Dogs Playing Poker by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge is a series of 18 paintings by the artist known for A Friend in Need depicting a bulldog giving an Ace card to its partner during a poker game.
This painting has become so beloved it is now an icon in American pop culture. Featured on souvenir items and even calendars.
10. Dogs Playing Poker IX
Dogs Playing Poker has long been an iconic part of American popular culture. References have been made in movies, TV shows and even video games.
Brown and Bigelow hired Coolidge in 1903 to design a series of anthropomorphized dogs for cigar advertisements. His most renowned work, A Friend in Need, depicts an informal game of poker where one dog secretly sends an Ace card over to its partner.