“Hello Kitty” playing cards published by Sanrio, manufactured in China, 2013
Peter Wood’s “Jest Jokers” comprising 54 different Joker designs made into a full pack of cards
Non-standard playing cards produced by De la Rue & Co. (London), c.1930s
The Krienser Fasnachts-Jass deck was designed and published by Léon Schnyder from Kriens for the 1988 Fasnacht Carnival
“Casino” pack made by J. Müller & Cie & Cie, Schaffhouse. The pack was probably designed by Josef Maria Melchior Annen (1868-1954) who also designed several other packs for Müller & Cie.
The suit signs and indices are clear and easily recognisable, and each suit has a different predominant colour. The juxtaposition of traditional craft techniques with abstract modern design could be seen as postmodern.
The Aces are decorated with the pip in a central circle and two different figures at each end of the card. The courts are lavishly illustrated.
Artistic playing cards with abstract designs by Renée Sturbelle, first published by Brepols S.A., Turnhout, 1947, possibly reprinted in c.1960. The designs are hand-drawn ink drawings coloured red, blue and black. 52 cards + Joker.
Uusi Blue Blood designer playing cards by Peter Dunham and Linnea Gits, 2012
The London College of Printing '52 Club' Designers and Artists playing cards, 1984
Playing cards designed by Siriol Clarry
Richard Wagner playing cards, 1919, reprinted by AGMuller in 1968.
'Humanist' pack made by J. Müller & Cie (Schaffhouse), originally named 'Troubador'. The pack was designed by Melchior Annen (1868-1954) who also designed several other packs for Müller & Cie.
Prof. Franciszek Bunsch, Polish playing-card designer
Anna Gaber playing cards from Poland