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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

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World Cup ’98

World Cup ’98 football team pack for Paradigma Consulting Group, 2000.

World Cup ’98

Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals

Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals, c.1998 & Bodegas Trapiche, 2003.

Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals

Rodrigo El Potro

Naipes El Potro Rodrigo with Spanish suit symbols and photos of the pop singer on each card, c.2000.

Rodrigo El Potro

John Sterling - Distigráfica S.R.L.

John Sterling publishes budget-grade playing cards in Argentina.

John Sterling - Distigráfica S.R.L.