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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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Gráfica 2001 Naipes ‘La Española’

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Gráfica 2001 (Naipes ‘La Española’), successors to Naipes Vigor founded in 1945.

Gráfica 2001

Gráfica 2001 (Naipes ‘La Española’), successors to Naipes Vigor founded in 1945.

Gráfica 2001

Naipes Argentinos Patagonia

“Naipes Argentinos Patagonia” with court cards depicting gauchos and native Indians, c.2000.

Naipes Argentinos Patagonia

Globalstar

Naipes Globalstar TE.SA.M. Telefonía Satelital playing cards, manufactured by Gráfica 2001.

Globalstar

Bingo

Spanish-suited, Bingo-themed playing cards published in 2007 by Grupo AGG (Argentine Gaming Group) who owns the Bingo Avellaneda venues in Buenos Aires.

Bingo

Gráfica 2001

Gráfica 2001 (Naipes ‘La Española’), successors to Naipes Vigor founded in 1945.

Gráfica 2001

La Española Classic

‘La Española Classic’ is a traditional ‘La Española’ Spanish-suited pack and is produced in several sizes (standard, round, small and pocket).

La Española Classic

La Española 2000 pattern

‘La Española 2000’ is a digitally re-drawn version of the original classic ‘La Española’ Spanish-suited pack and is produced in several sizes (standard, round, small and pocket).

La Española 2000  pattern

Cilbrás

Cilbrás is a distribution branch of the Brazilian high-pressure gas cylinder and welding supplies company Praxair.

Cilbrás

Fastener S.R.L.

Fastener S.R.L. are manufacturers bolts and industrial fasteners. Traditional Spanish suit symbols have been substituted by various kinds of nuts and bolts.

Fastener S.R.L.

Naipes Fantasio

Naipes Fantasio by Vigor S.A.C. e I., c.1960.

Naipes Fantasio