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La Española Classic

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‘La Española Classic’ by Gráfica 2001

La Española Classic’ is Gráfica 2001's traditional ‘La Española’ Spanish-suited pack based on the designs published by Igor Domicelj and Vigor S.R.L in the 1940s and 50s. It is produced in four sizes (standard, round, pocket and small). The original logo can be seen on the Fours of Cups and Coins and the two Jokers. Several alternative Jokers have been published and in these cases the logos are omitted so packs appear to be completely anonymous. An alternative version named ‘Barcelonesa’ is also produced (see below). This style of pack is found with advertising backs and also as the basis of special editions with customised artwork (see example →)

La Española Classic playing cards, Gráfica 2001's original classic ‘La Española’ Spanish-suited pack

Above: La Española Classic playing cards, Gráfica 2001's traditional Spanish-suited pack. The original logo can be seen on the Fours of Cups and Coins and the two Jokers. However, in many instances the logos are omitted and alternative Joker designs are used.

‘Barcelonesa’ by Gráfica 2001

A similar deck is produced with the brand name ‘Barcelonesa’, the same as the above example except with a different logo on the Fours of Coins and Cups and Jokers, based on a brand originally published during the 1950s.

Barcelonesa playing cards, Gráfica 2001

Above: Barcelonesa playing cards, an alternative brand of Gráfica 2001's traditional Spanish-suited pack. The original logo can be seen on the Fours of Cups and Coins and the two Jokers.

Last Updated September 30, 2016 at 05:24pm

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