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Published January 13, 2012 Updated May 06, 2022

La Española 2000 pattern

‘La Española 2000’ is a digitally re-drawn version of the original classic ‘La Española’ Spanish-suited pack and is produced in several sizes (standard, round, small and pocket).

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La Española 2000 by Gráfica 2001

La Española 2000’ is Gráfica 2001’s digitally re-drawn version of the classic ‘La Española’ Spanish-suited pack with elongated, jumbo indices. It is produced in two sizes (standard and small). The original logo (Spanish lady) can be seen on the fours of cups and coins and the two jokers.

This style of pack (or 'pattern') is found with advertising backs and also as the basis of special, non-standard versions with custom artwork (see example →)

La Española 2000 playing cards, Gráfica 2001's digitally re-drawn version of the original classic ‘La Española’ Spanish-suited pack

Above: La Española 2000 playing cards, Gráfica 2001’s digitally re-drawn version of the original classic ‘La Española’ Spanish-suited pack. The original logo can be seen on the Fours of Cups and Coins and the two Jokers. In some instances there are differences in the typography on the Jokers or Four of Cups.

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La Española 2000 for Cronon Tecnología S.R.L.

Above: La Española 2000 pattern on standard size 3-ply 280g card for Cronon Tecnología S.R.L., 48 cards + 2 special jokers + 2 extra cards, 2004.

La Española 2000 for Bagó Linea Dioxaflex pharmaceuticals, c.2004

Above: La Española 2000 pattern small size with larger indices for Bagó Linea Dioxaflex pharmaceuticals, c.2004. 48 cards + 2 jokers.

La Española 2000 for Bodegas Michel Torino by Gráfica 2001, 2005

Above: La Española 2000 pattern on standard size 3-ply 280g card for Bodegas Michel Torino, 48 cards + 2 jokers, 2005

La Española 2000 for Naipes Havanna by Gráfica 2001

Above: La Española 2000 pattern on small size 280g card for Naipes Havanna, 48 cards + 2 special jokers in box, 2005.

La Española 2000 for Dayco by Gráfica 2001

Above: La Española 2000 pattern on small size 280g card for Dayco engine belts, 48 cards + 2 jokers in box, 2006.

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