Literary Figures, Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne A.G., Vienna, 1924
Member since February 01, 1996
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.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A pack of cards depicting characters from the famous play "The Wedding of Krechinsky" by Sukhovo-Kob...
A deck of 55 cards, celebrating the master of mystery, murder and mayhem, Alfred Hitchcock.
Shakespeare Insults playing cards with portraits by Jan Padover, USA, 2005.
Shakespeare playing cards: Quotes, the first volume of a double set published by Prospero Art of San...
Old Testament playing cards with illustrations by Jan Padover, USA, 2012.
Trappola pack of 36 double-ended cards published by Anton Herrl, Graz, Austria.
French-suited Æsop’s fables tarot produced by Leipzig Industrie Comptoir, c.1800-1825.
Pack featuring six images from the Disney film of the same name, on cards made for Eastern Europe.
Katie Abey’s rainbow-coloured designs using crazy animals to convey motivating phrases.
Characters and scenes from the Disney film of the same name, on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Featuring Disney Princesses and Enchanting Tales in two sizes of pack made for Eastern Europe.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney characters on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Royal Hawaiian playing cards published by the Royal Hawaiian Playing Card Company, Honolulu.
Publicity pack for Gibert Jeune, the famous Parisian bookshop, with designs by James Hodges.
A celebration of some of Ireland’s most famous patriots, politicians and poets.
Conventional Lenormand designs on a pack from Piatnik but with unconventional numbering.
The 19th Century saw the production, by all of the major companies, of pocket guides or “mini-books”...
George Bell & Sons produced ‘The Club Series’ of books each specialising in one or more of the popul...
Hoyle’s name is associated with the rules by which many games are played, particularly card games B...
Edmond Hoyle (1672-1769) was an English writer who made his name by writing on whist and a selection...
Why did so many early writers about whist and other card games feel the need to write under a pseudo...
An educational card game designed by F. Séré and published by Lithographie Musicale de Boboeuf, Par...
Cowboys and American Indians on a pack for Neiman Marcus, the Dallas department store.
Issued to mark the centenary of the death of Alessandro Manzoni, one of Italy’s greatest writers.
Baudelaire playing card collection illustrated by Alméry Lobel-Riche and published by Lo Scarabeo in...
Museo del Prado: Pintores y familias reales / Painters and royal families playing cards.
Soviet and other Communist celebrities depicted on every card, designed by Vladislav Pankevitch.
Sherlock Holmes playing cards with illustrations by Sidney Paget, United Kingdom
Shakespeare playing cards with illustrations by Sir John Gilbert RA, United Kingdom.