Caricatures on playing cards often feature comical or satirical depictions of people or events, and can provide insight into the cultural and political climate of their time.
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.
Baraja Gallega designed by cartoonists and caricaturists Pinto Chinto (David Pintor & Carlos López) in 2002.
Bicycle Emotions playing cards with custom emotions on the courts to help you bluff at cards, 2013.
Artist Edward Locker’s view of London life in 1799, using every card in the pack as part of the picture.
Cartes Recréatives is a set of Transformed playing cards designed by Armand-Gustave Houbigant (1790-1863) and first published by Terquem et May, Metz, in 1819.
Pack devised by Volker Scheub depicting characters associated with the city of Tübingen.
Set of caricatures and cartoons in aid of a Polish children’s charity. c.2000.
‘Hooray for Hollywood’ movie star playing cards produced by Parody Productions, USA, 2006.
“Jonathan Swift and his World” playing cards designed by Dan Sperrin and produced by David Westnedge Ltd. 2017.
“La Baralla Espanyola de Regió 7”, created by Jaume Capdevila and Helena Rovira for Edicions Intercomarcals SA in 1996, depicts caricatures of Spanish politicians from that era.