The Bristol Pack, an exhibition of playing cards designed by Bristol artists, 2005.
National Gallery (Dutch School) published by J. Jaques & Son, c.1895.
“Cosmopolitan” № 2121 playing cards designed by Russian artist Valeri Mishin, 1996
‘Naipe Criollo Caraí Pujol’ with Gaucho designs by Julio F. Parada Seifert capturing the spirit of Argentine country life, 2005.
‘Dogs’ playing cards showcases 52 canine portraits in four suits as authors, artists, musicians and film stars, illustrated by Chet Phillips, 2016
“Jeu de cartes comiques” transformation cards designed by Louis Atthalin (1784-1856) and published in 1817.
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”.
“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.
Prime Arts Playing Cards were published in 2004 featuring the work of contemporary artists, illustrators and photographers.
Hand-drawn transformation pack dated 1874 with the name Thomas Walters on the ace of spades.
Transformation cards designed and engraved by Vincenz Raimund Grüner, Vienna, 1809
“Olivia’s Lucky Ladies” glamour model playing cards produced by Ozone Productions Ltd, USA, 2004
Transformation playing cards designed by Carl Johann Arnold (1829-1916), the court artist for King Friedrich Wilhem IV of Prussia
The Krienser Fasnachts-Jass deck was designed and published by Léon Schnyder from Kriens for the 1988 Fasnacht Carnival
This “Jeu de Familles” from the 1960s designed by Jean Bachès promotes Chambord glassware.
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.
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.
The combination of shapes and colours in these playing cards creates a vibrant and eye-catching surreal effect.
Hand-drawing ‘Transformation’ playing cards was a popular pastime 200 years ago
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.
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.
Playing cards designed by artist Larisa Kovalass-Kovalevska on the theme of the Latvian folk epic “Lāčplēsis”.
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 “Questions & Answers” family game from France produced by Imagerie Pellerin.
Florencio de los Ángeles Molina Campos (1891-1959) produced the artwork for his series of Gaucho playing cards from 1944 to 1958.
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.
A deck of cards produced as a creative collaboration and made possible largely through volunteers and sponsorship of various kinds.