2000Pips Transformation Pack
4 Seasons Playing Cards
PETER WOOD is a UK based artist.
Matarelli was a well known caricaturist who first illustrated Carlo Collodi's famous Pinocchio story. He was also a collaborator in the satirical magazine “Il Lampione”, founded by Collodi.
A deck of cards to raise awareness of the Irish Hospice Foundation.
William H. Barribal (1873 - 1956) was a London artist who created the Waddingtons 'Barribal' playing cards series, which are avidly collected today.
Pictorial playing cards published by C. Bartlett, New York, 1833
Lightly risqué luxury playing cards published by Éditions Philibert of Paris in 1956.
The Car Game with artwork by Barry Rowe, published by Pepys, c.1960.
Transformation playing cards designed by Carl Johann Arnold (1829-1916), the court artist for King Friedrich Wilhem IV of Prussia
“Jeu de cartes comiques” transformation cards designed by Louis Atthalin (1784-1856) and published in 1817
A “Questions & Answers” family game from France produced by Imagerie Pellerin.
This “Jeu de Familles” from the 1960s designed by Jean Bachès promotes Chambord glassware.
Cheery Families card game designed by Richard Doyle and printed by De La Rue & Co., Ltd, c.1893
“Cosmopolitan” № 2121 playing cards designed by Russian artist Valeri Mishin, 1996
In 1804, J.C. Cotta, a publisher and bookseller in Tübingen, Germany, produced the first set of transformation cards that was published as an actual deck of playing cards.
Delta playing cards are a modern art concept deck invented by Professor M. R. Ali, an artist operating under the company name of “Artology International”.
Lattmann's 'Die Spielkarte Der Feinen Welt' published in 1923.
‘Dogs’ playing cards showcases 52 canine portraits in four suits as authors, artists, musicians and film stars, illustrated by Chet Phillips, 2016
The English Playing Card Society's 10th Anniversary Transformation Playing Cards designed and produced by Karl Gerich, 1993
Naipes Estelares playing cards manufactured by Luis A. Fourvel y Cia., Buenos Aires, early 1950s
Gallery of Playing Card Artists and Designers
Florencio de los Ángeles Molina Campos (1891-1959) produced the artwork for his series of Gaucho playing cards from 1944 to 1958.
A series of four decks designed by John Littleboy. The pip cards in each deck have been transformed from the standard positions into a sequence of images which tell a story.
Peter Wood’s “Jest Jokers” comprising 54 different Joker designs made into a full pack of cards
The Krienser Fasnachts-Jass deck was designed and published by Léon Schnyder from Kriens for the 1988 Fasnacht Carnival
Playing cards designed by artist Larisa Kovalass-Kovalevska on the theme of the Latvian folk epic “Lāčplēsis”.
“Little Demons” playing cards illustrated by Wayne Anderson, c.1970
A collective of artists known as Monster Illustration produced a deck entitled “Monsters” in 2004
‘Naipe Criollo Caraí Pujol’ with Gaucho designs by Julio F. Parada Seifert capturing the spirit of Argentine country life, 2005.
“Olivia’s Lucky Ladies” glamour model playing cards produced by Ozone Productions Ltd, USA, 2004
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.
Prime Arts Playing Cards were published in 2004 featuring the work of contemporary artists, illustrators and photographers.
Based on the standard French ‘Paris’ pattern, Dalí composed his playing card figures out of geometric shapes, like a surrealist tapestry, but retaining the traditional aspects of playing card design.
The combination of shapes and colours in these playing cards creates a vibrant and eye-catching surreal effect.
The Teddy Bear pack of playing cards created by Peter Wood, 1994
The London College of Printing '52 Club' Designers and Artists playing cards, 1984
In ‘Patia Te Pere - The Big Deal’, Joan Gragg presents a first edition series of 1000 decks in which the characters, themes and patterns from traditional playing cards are replaced by Cook Islands cultural, environmental and societal icons.
A deck of cards produced as a creative collaboration and made possible largely through volunteers and sponsorship of various kinds.
The Deck of Cards by Andrew Jones Art, 1979
Hand-drawn transformation pack dated 1874 with the name Thomas Walters on the ace of spades.
Hand-drawing ‘Transformation’ playing cards was a popular pastime 200 years ago
“Under the Sea” transformation playing cards, published in 2005 to raise money for the Marine Stewardship Council, an environmental charity which promotes sustainable fishing practices
Vanity Fair Transformation Playing Cards No.41 published by the United States Playing Card Company, 1895. All the number cards have been imaginatively transformed.
Transformation cards designed and engraved by Vincenz Raimund Grüner, Vienna, 1809