Wherever there is freedom of expression books, articles and other literary sources such as adventure stories, folk tales, historical or scientific literature have all been inspiration for artists, including designers of playing cards and educational games.
Agatha Christie playing cards produced by Planet Three Collection, United Kingdom, c. 2004.
Issued to mark the centenary of the death of Alessandro Manzoni, one of Italy’s greatest writers.
Alice in Wonderland card game based on original designs by Sir John Tenniel published by Thomas De la Rue & Co. Ltd, c.1900
Alice with artwork by Jesús Blasco, published by Lo Scarabeo, 2003.
Alice in Wonderland playing cards designed by Sasha Dounaevski, 2018.
Alice in Wonderland “Snap” 1 penny game from 1920s or 30s, made in Germany, anonymous manufacturer.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, 1999.
Arthurian Playing Cards by Kings Wild Project, a luxury playing card deck designed by Jackson Robinson, inspired by the myths and legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
French-suited Æsop’s fables tarot produced by Leipzig Industrie Comptoir, c.1800-1825.
Baraja El Quijote, facsimile of original deck designed by E. Pastor, reprinted by Naipes Heraclio Fournier, Spain, 1981.
“Baraja Literaria” Spanish pack with cartoons by Serafín, published by Asescoin and manufactured by Naipes Comas, 2002.
Baudelaire playing card collection illustrated by Alméry Lobel-Riche and published by Lo Scarabeo in 2004.
Biggles card game published by Pepys Games in 1955 based on the popular books by Capt W E Johns.