PETER WOOD is a UK based artist.
Shelley Fowles was born in South Africa but has lived in the United Kingdom since 1979. She trained in Art in Brighton and London.
Anna Gaber playing cards from Poland
Derived from “Cartes Turques” first made by Glanz, then later by van Genechten, Brepols & Piatnik. 3 double-ended dragon Aces and one Adam/Eve Ace with a coiled serpent.
“Casino” pack made by J. Müller & Cie & Cie, Schaffhouse. The pack was probably designed by Josef Maria Melchior Annen (1868-1954) who also designed several other packs for Müller & Cie.
‘Ciel de France’ published by Miro Company (Paris) featuring designs by Jacques Branger, c.1950
Non-standard playing cards produced by De la Rue & Co. (London), c.1930s
The suit signs and indices are clear and easily recognisable, and each suit has a different predominant colour. The juxtaposition of traditional craft techniques with abstract modern design could be seen as postmodern.
Stylish modern designs by the painter, decorator and ceramist Geneviève Lirola, featuring unity of colours in each suit.
“Hello Kitty” playing cards published by Sanrio, manufactured in China, 2013
'Humanist' pack made by J. Müller & Cie (Schaffhouse), originally named 'Troubador'. The pack was designed by Melchior Annen (1868-1954) who also designed several other packs for Müller & Cie.
Intecta playing cards designed by Paul Reissmüller, 1982.
Peter Wood’s “Jest Jokers” comprising 54 different Joker designs made into a full pack of cards
Karl Gerich's interest in playing-card production came to the fore while studying at Bath Academy of Art from 1975. Karl produced a unique range of hand-made playing cards during the period 1980-1998.
The Krienser Fasnachts-Jass deck was designed and published by Léon Schnyder from Kriens for the 1988 Fasnacht Carnival
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
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
Prof. Franciszek Bunsch, Polish playing-card designer
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
Playing cards designed by Siriol Clarry
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
Uusi Blue Blood designer playing cards by Peter Dunham and Linnea Gits, 2012
Virginie Houdet “Cartes à Jouer” limited edition, 2017.