Every year the Hull Daily Mail produces a season preview supplement for its major local sports teams. For the 2016 rugby Super League preview the theme was Vegas.
Both Hull FC and Hull KR were given a deck of cards, with each player assigned their own specific card.
Customising a deck of cards for each team and individual player was a time consuming task – especially on a short deadline, typical of the newspaper industry.
To match the respective team colours, Hull FC became the black clubs and spades with Hull KR taking over the red hearts and diamonds.
Beyond the design of the supplement, the Super League 2016 preview showcased exclusive interviews, puzzle pages for young fans, fixtures and pull-out posters to keep.