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Pinocchio

Pinocchio playing cards illustrated by Bulgarian artist Iassen Ghiuselev (born 1964) for Lo Scarabeo, 2003. The famous fairy tale about the wooden puppet that becomes a child was originally written by Carlo Lorenzini (aka Collidi) in 1881 for “Giornale dei Bambini” children’s magazine. The 12 court cards, 4 aces and 2 jokers in this deck are all illustrated in colour, the remaining numeral cards (2-10) contain sepia artwork. See the Box

Iassen Ghiuselev attended the School of Art in Sofia and then studied at the National Academy of Arts. Graduating in 1990 he now works as a freelance illustrator  Wikipedia

Pinocchio fairy tale playing cards illustrated by Iassen Ghiuselev for Lo Scarabeo, 2003
Pinocchio fairy tale playing cards illustrated by Iassen Ghiuselev for Lo Scarabeo, 2003 Pinocchio fairy tale playing cards illustrated by Iassen Ghiuselev for Lo Scarabeo, 2003

Above: Pinocchio fairy tale playing cards illustrated by Iassen Ghiuselev for Lo Scarabeo, 2003. 52 illustrated cards + 2 jokers + 6 extra cards in box. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

Last Updated March 22, 2018 at 12:05pm

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