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Published October 13, 2014 Updated April 07, 2023

Polit-Poker 1984

“Polit-Poker” designed by Bubec (Lutz Backes), 1984.

1984 Germany United Kingdom A.S.S. InterCol Lutz Backes Caricatures Political Satire Add to Collection

One of a series of political decks featuring caricatures of world leaders produced by A.S.S., designed by ‘Bubec’ (German cartoonist Lutz Backes), this one was published in 1984.

Polit-Poker designed by Bubec (Lutz Backes), 1984
Polit-Poker designed by Bubec (Lutz Backes), 1984 Polit-Poker designed by Bubec (Lutz Backes), 1984 Polit-Poker designed by Bubec (Lutz Backes), 1984

Above: Polit-Poker designed by Bubec (Lutz Backes), published InterCol (London) and printed by Altenburg-Stralsunder AG, 1984.

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