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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

Browsing designer:

George Lambert

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Zooloo Misfitz

Zooloo Misfitz card game designed by George Lambert for C.W. Faulkner & Co, c.1907.

Zooloo Misfitz

National Misfitz

National Misfitz published by C.W. Faulkner & Co c.1900.

National Misfitz

Animal Misfitz

Animal Misfitz designed by George Lambert for Faulkner Games, c.1900.

Animal Misfitz

Patriotic Misfitz

Patriotic Misfitz published by C.W Faulkner & Co, Ltd, c.1906.

Patriotic Misfitz

Hurry-Up Misfitz

Faulkner's “Hurry-Up Misfitz”, with some fine illustrations of vintage methods of transportation, was designed by George Lambert, c.1907

Hurry-Up Misfitz

Bargains

“Bargains” was designed by George Lambert for C. W. Faulkner & Co in c.1900.

Bargains

Shakespearian Misfitz

C. W. Faulkner’s “Shakespearian Misfitz” designed by George Lambert and published around 1907/08 showing famous characters from Shakespeare.

Shakespearian Misfitz