Banco playing cards for Air France manufactured by Draeger Frères, c.1952.
Promotional playing cards created by A. M. Cassandre (pseudonym of Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron, 1901-1968) with abstract, almost surrealist figures and ornamentation, but clearly inspired by medieval art and rendered into an Art Deco style.
“Classique” by Draeger Frères, Paris, c.1949 with designs reminiscent of early French cards.
Luxury packs published by Miro Company (Paris) featuring designs by Jacques Branger, c.1940s.
Based on the standard French ‘Paris’ pattern, Dalí composed his playing card figures out of geometric shapes, like a surrealist tapestry, but retaining the traditional aspects of playing card design.