It cant look too much like it is an electronic display.Why does it have to be a graphic display?
A simple 2 character alphanumeric display would be all that is required, maybe.
H = Hearts
C = Clubs
D = Diamonds
S = Spades
A = Ace
K = King
Or am I missing something?
You could use a thin double sided board with an atmega128 as the processor and (if needed) an external serial EEPROM.
52 images are not needed. One circle display would show Ace to King and the other the suits. So Ace 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Jack Queen King would be stored on one sd card. Then 4 suits on the other. The displays are then back to back.
Are you a magician Pommie?
Are you saying that the serial chips that go in memory devices life SD cards aren't available as just chips?
Can anyone recommend a circuit board producer/ builder who works with the mentioned components to help with the prototype?