Lawrence & Cohen decided to hire Owen Jones, the English playing card designer who produced back designs for De La Rue (London).
Karl enjoyed experimenting with design and production and this work was published in 1994 as a 32-card pack with one joker. The double-ended courts are, by Gerich's standards, plain with simple costume designs based on the designs of Arturs Duburs.
“Math Stack” playing cards designed by Diana Stanciulescu, illustrating and explaining 36 important mathematical constants, published by EduStack in India
Playing cards designed by Max Velthuijs for KLM airlines first published c.1964
Owen Jones (1809-1874) was a Welsh architect and interior designer who designed the backs of playing cards for Thomas de la Rue.
Pack of Dogs. Every card tells a story...
Karl Gerich's “Patience Indien No.16”, published in 1991, is adapted from Grimaud's “Whist Indienne” (c.1900). The double-ended courts are dressed in Arab garb.
UK based playing card artist
The design of a pack of playing cards involves a balance between utilitarian constraints and artistic possibilities.
Some alternative approaches to producing small, hand-made editions of playing cards
Prof. Franciszek Bunsch, Polish playing-card designer
The quality of playing card designs often deteriorates with time…
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.
Salon-Karte No.66 designed by Walter Krauss, c.1970
Sheba playing cards illustrated by Brent Bailer and published by Omega Concepts Ltd, 1972
“SiRen International” playing cards based on traditional style of Indian miniature painting, 1998
Playing cards designed by Siriol Clarry
The Teddy Bear pack of playing cards created by Peter Wood, 1994
Tesseract Mobile’s new Solitaire card games for Android devices features dynamic playing cards that change style...
The London College of Printing '52 Club' Designers and Artists playing cards, 1984
In 1988 the Danish School of Design set the examination project to design a pack of playing cards. Thomas Damkier designed this royalty deck, called “Dronningespillet” (Game of Queens).
Hand-drawing ‘Transformation’ playing cards was a popular pastime 200 years ago
Uusi Blue Blood designer playing cards by Peter Dunham and Linnea Gits, 2012
Virginie Houdet “Cartes à Jouer” limited edition, 2017.
Waddington’s 1940 Trade Brochure.
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