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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.

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Peter Wood

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Teddy Bear Pack

The Teddy Bear pack of playing cards created by Peter Wood, 1994

Teddy Bear Pack

Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear playing cards designed by Peter Wood for Lyons Quickbrew Tea.

Teddy Bear

Jest Jokers

Peter Wood’s “Jest Jokers” comprising 54 different Joker designs made into a full pack of cards.

Jest Jokers

Teddy Bear playing cards & artwork

Teddy Bear playing cards & artwork, 1996.

Teddy Bear playing cards & artwork

About Peter Wood

PETER WOOD is a UK based artist.

About Peter Wood

Hidden Mickeys

“HiddenMickeys” by Peter Wood

Hidden Mickeys

Wild! by Peter Wood

Wild! by Peter Wood.

Wild! by Peter Wood