The Swiss national suit system of shields, acorns, hawkbells and flowers originated sometime during the fifteenth century.
The suit signs and indices are clear and easily recognisable, and each suit has a different predominant colour. The juxtaposition of traditional craft techniques with abstract modern design could be seen as postmodern.
Colourful advertising pack for Ilford designed by Mario Grasso, based on standard English courts.
Large index broad size cards by AGMüller using a special red ink suitable for casinos.
Investors Overseas Services, Ltd. (IOS) by A. G. Müller (Schaffhausen), c.1969.
Egbert Moehsnang produced this contemporary Swiss-suited, double-ended pack, based on original XV century sources, but they were shunned by card players.
Comic celebration of 700 years of the Swiss Confederation, 1291-1991, with designs by Roland Gazzotti.
The Krienser Fasnachts-Jass deck was designed and published by Léon Schnyder from Kriens for the 1988 Fasnacht Carnival
Characters from the annual festival held to commemorate the failed attempt to storm Geneva in 1602.
Traditional carnival figures from the Swiss canton Schwyz, as interpreted by the artist Léon Schnyder.
A colourful 1970s take on the major arcana designed by Peter Geitner, with titles in German.
Playing cards inspired by stained glass, designed by Gertrud Kümpel-Amsler, 1991.
“Werbung die Sticht” deck with artwork by Fritz Bünzli to promote advertising on playing cards by AG Müller 1982.