Facts, figures, stories and scandals about the 1906 Earthquake published by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Ferd. Piatnik produced a very large range of cards with many different standard and non-standard patterns. This is a survey of his standard English output.
Fully illustrated pack featuring a large selection of Mucha’s works.
Rules and regulations that guided prison life in America’s most notorious prison.
In around 1909 he created three sets of playing cards. His inventiveness was driven by a passion for rules, order and numbers.
During the 19th century a system of fortune telling arose in Europe using unnumbered, pictorial cards depicting popular imagery with subtitles in several languages.
Skat deck for Austria’s excellent wines, Österreichischer Weinwirtschaftsfonds, c.1965
“Blue Playing Cards” by Piatnik, 1960s, inspired by the Cubism art movement in which objects are analysed and reassembled in abstracted form
The Bohemian Pattern, sometimes called the Prager Pattern, has roots in the 16th century.
Piatnik’s ‘Bourgeois Tarot’ in a version published in 1987 with nice quality images, especially the double-ended trump cards.
Bernhard Altmann is from the “The House of Cashmere” and these playing cards honour their best known commodity: the fleece of the graceful horned Cashmere goat.