2000Pips Transformation Pack
4 Seasons Playing Cards
A fresh and minimal pack and iPhone app designed for solitaire games.
This special pack celebrates the 40th anniversary of the film Jaws.
The United States Playing Card Co. (USPCC) represents an amalgamation of all the major American card-makers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries
This pack created by Michael Scott has been inspired by retro 8-bit pixel games from the 80s and 90s.
PETER WOOD is a UK based artist.
Matarelli was a well known caricaturist who first illustrated Carlo Collodi's famous Pinocchio story. He was also a collaborator in the satirical magazine “Il Lampione”, founded by Collodi.
‘Adventure Time’ cult sci-fi playing cards published by Forbidden Planet
The “Boffie” Kwartetspel was designed by Huibert Vet and published by Albert Heijn in 1936
Aleister Crowley Tarot - Crowley and Lady Freda Harris worked on the illustrations between 1938 and 1943
Andersons of Edinburgh began publishing playing cards in the late 1920s and several brands are known, including ‘Clan Tartan’, ‘Masquerade’ and ‘Thistle’
The idiosyncratic courts used in this deck were used by several other U.S. manufacturers, including Crehore and Hart, and continued into the early 1900s in Faro decks.
This deck is commonly known as the “Anheuser-Busch Spanish-American War deck”, issued at the end of the war.
Animals Quartet game printed for Cigarrillos El Figaro, Peru, early 1900s
A custom deck with magnificent characters, illustrations and tropical design. Inspired by the nature of the Polynesian islands. Wild and truly unique.
Political Playing Cards, Buenos Aires, 1890
Andrew Dougherty’s Army & Navy deck from the Civil War era, c.1865. The cards have no indices and are printed in red/blue/black only with a green/red back pattern.
Health Promotion playing cards issued by the British Army with cartoons about army life and information on where to get health advice
A deck of cards to raise awareness of the Irish Hospice Foundation.
No.111 by Artex is a copy of Waddingtons standard designs, c1962
Artex Quadrilato No.333 for Tunisia
Asociart Insurance promotional playing cards, Argentina, 2000
Cartes à Jouer ‘Astérix’ published by Ducale, 1987
The designs are a meld between the standard international pattern and German-style French-suited cards. Elements from various other standard patterns can be detected. This attempt to create a new standard pattern unfortunately was not a success.
Some examples of playing cards made in Catalonia from the collection of Iris Mundus, Barcelona.
Hijos de José Garcia Taboadela was a book-seller who also published this charming pack of lovers' fortune telling cards in 1871
Baraja Gallega designed by cartoonists and caricaturists Pinto Chinto (David Pintor & Carlos López) in 2002.
Baraja PEPLVM features cartoons by Ortuño of famous actors and actresses in roles from epic Roman movies
William H. Barribal (1873 - 1956) was a London artist who created the Waddingtons 'Barribal' playing cards series, which are avidly collected today.
Pictorial playing cards published by C. Bartlett, New York, 1833
The Basler Fasnachts deck is designed each year by a different local artist.
A deck of playing cards inspired by the Wayang Shadow Puppets of the Island of Java
“Fireside Bible Game” (No.1124) published by The Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, USA, 1899.
Children’s toy cards published in Argentina by Editorial Atlántida in the magazine “Billiken”, 1964
Follow-up pack for the 2012 Blue Blood Playing Cards pack on Kickstarter.
Promotional playing cards produced for Bodegas Trapiche, designed to play Quartet games by collecting a wine bottle card with four matching glasses.
Buena Suerte Cartomancy cards published by Difusora S.A., Argentina, c.1975
Buena Suerte Cartomancy leaflet
Lightly risqué luxury playing cards published by Éditions Philibert of Paris in 1956.
Joker S.A.I.C. produce a range including children's card games, tarot cards and advertising decks, alongside their standard Spanish-suited and Anglo-American playing cards.
Transformation playing cards designed by Carl Johann Arnold (1829-1916), the court artist for King Friedrich Wilhem IV of Prussia
Carreras Fortune Telling Cards, 1926
The designs of these fortune-telling cards are largely taken from nineteenth century Austrian "Rural Scenes" Tarock cards.
“Jeu de cartes comiques” transformation cards designed by Louis Atthalin (1784-1856) and published in 1817
“Cartes Lenormand” published by H. P. Gibson & Sons Ltd, London, printed in Germany by B. Dondorf, 1920s.
A “Questions & Answers” family game from France produced by Imagerie Pellerin.
Cartes Recréatives is a set of Transformed playing cards designed by Armand-Gustave Houbigant (1790-1863) and first published by Terquem et May, Metz, in 1819
Double advertising pack made by Cartográfica Industrial for Refrigeração Parana S.A. The extra card contains an insignia with the legend 'CARTAL'.
Playing cards are used for fortune-telling, predicting the future or even as a psychological adjunct to folk medicine and therapy.