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Published July 30, 2016 Updated August 03, 2022

Nine Lives Playing Cards

Nine Lives Playing Cards designed by Annette Abolins, 2016

2016 Australia EPCC Annette Abolins Art & Design Courts Symbols Add to Collection

After creating the artwork for the Nine Lives Tarot, Annette Abolins was further inspired to combine the symbolism of playing cards and tarot. Nine Lives Playing Cards features the Kings, Queens and Knights from Nine Lives Tarot, redrawn and clothed to match their corresponding suit sign and with additional details in the artwork. The resultant deck was winner of the PCF Design Competition, printed by EPCC and launched in June 2016. The four aces have been designed to incorporate symbolism derived from the tarot deck. See: www.ninelivestarot.com.au

Nine Lives Playing Cards designed by Annette Abolins, 2016 Nine Lives Playing Cards designed by Annette Abolins, 2016 Nine Lives Playing Cards designed by Annette Abolins, 2016

Above: Nine Lives Playing Cards designed by Annette Abolins, printed by EPCC, 2016. The deck features 52 cards, borderless courts, 2 individual jokers in a tuck box.

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Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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