Humour on playing cards can come in many forms, and may take the shape of witty, satirical and amusing images, cartoons or text that are printed on the cards. Humour is often used to add an element of fun and light-heartedness to a game, or to make a product more appealing.
Anti-Communist propaganda pack with satirical designs by Benito Jacovitti.
“Cartes Comiques”, published by B. Dondorf, printed by chromolithography, c.1870-1888.
Christmas Playing Cards published by Novelty Playing Cards, Syracuse, New York, 1986.
‘Iceberg Free State 1923’ fantasy playing cards with a cautionary moral lesson, Germany, 2006.
Folio Society Clare Mackie playing cards with playful and charming designs.
Fred Basset card game published by Pepys in 1977 based on the cartoon strip by Alex Graham.