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Hannelore Heise: “Essay” & “Gracia”

Two charming original designs by graphic artist Hannelore Heise from Germany. Hannelore Heise studied graphic design at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle during the 1960s and has worked freelance producing calligraphy, designing books, postage stamps as well as playing cards.

Both packs were printed by VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik.

“Essay” by Hannelore Heise, 1967
“Essay” by Hannelore Heise, 1967 “Essay” by Hannelore Heise, 1967 “Essay” by Hannelore Heise, 1967

Above: “Essay” created by Hannelore Heise, published by VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, 1967, following the artist’s successful diploma studies. 52 cards + 3 jokers, 88mm x 58mm.

  • “Gracia” by Hannelore Heise, 1972

    “Gracia” by Hannelore Heise, 1972

    Above: “Gracia” by Hannelore Heise, published by VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, 1972.

    “Gracia” by Hannelore Heise, 1972

    Above: patience edition of “Gracia” by Hannelore Heise with more joker designs, published by VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, 1972. Courtesy Matt Probert.

REFERENCES & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

All images courtesy Rex Pitts unless stated otherwise.

Biography of Hannelore Heise: Kurzbiografie

Last Updated June 23, 2018 at 07:22pm

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