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.
Issued to mark the centenary of the death of Alessandro Manzoni, one of Italy’s greatest writers.
Alice with artwork by Jesús Blasco, published by Lo Scarabeo, 2003.
Possibly one of the most beautiful decks produced for commercial purposes, this was printed by Modiano for the Austrian Lloyd Steamship Company of Trieste in c.1895
Baudelaire playing card collection illustrated by Alméry Lobel-Riche and published by Lo Scarabeo in 2004.
Bicentenary of the French Revolution pack produced by Vannini, Florence, Italy, 1989.
Stylish monochrome designs by the Archinstudio of Guido Bolzani and Gian-Piero Spagnolo, printed by Masenghini, Bergamo, Italy, 1977.
Promotional pack for a German steel hardening business, with designs by Costante Costantini.
‘Calcio Storico Fiorentino’ by Costante Costantini is based on an early form of football that originated during the Middle Ages in Italy.
Anti-Communist propaganda pack with satirical designs by Benito Jacovitti.