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.
Satirical Anti-Fascist cards designed in 1943 by Ivan Ivanovich Kharkevich.
‘Baraja Mística’ satirical playing-cards featuring revelling clergy published by Litografía Fernández, Madrid.
Anti-Communist propaganda pack with satirical designs by Benito Jacovitti.
Transformed playing cards featuring satirical caricatures of political figures then in the ascendant, Paris, c.1819.
Delightful Cards, containing variety of entertainment for young Ladies and Gentlemen c.1723.
“Joker’s wild: Dubya’s trick deck” satirical playing cards published by Seven Stories Press in 2004.
‘Kennedy Kards’ playing cards with satirical portrayals of the Kennedy clan, USA, 1963
The Knavery of the Rump playing cards, first published in 1679, are a satirical portrayal of Oliver Cromwell's Government. The illustrations on the cards provide a rare visual impression of the times.
Panorama playing cards included with a weekly news magazine published in Milan, Italy, c. 1979.
Seven cards from a satirical pack produced by Peter Flötner of Nuremberg, c.1545. The suit symbols are acorns, leaves, bells and hearts. The block-cutter and publisher was Franz Christoph Zell.
“Republican Chickenhawks of America” playing cards by Jerry A. Vasilatos, USA, 2003.