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.
Retro-style ‘Housewives Tarot’ designed by Paul Kepple & Jude Buffum, published by Quirk Books, 2004.
Illustrated playing cards featuring comical engravings and rhymes about saints, c.1740.
54 humorous illustrations of Royal Navy characters and Navy slang.
Comic celebration of 700 years of the Swiss Confederation, 1291-1991, with designs by Roland Gazzotti.
Keep-em honest playing cards designed by Chris Cooper and published by Dark Horse Deluxe.
“Kuningas Artturin Ritarit” (King Arthur’s Knights) playing cards designed by Mauri Kunnas
‘La Cour Galante’ playing cards with erotic images by Costante Costantini, Italy, 1979.
Cartoon-style illustrations of cats on playing cards created by the French artist Albert Dubout.