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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.

DRRR!!

DRRR!!, short for Durarara!!, is an anime adaptation of a Japanese light novel written by Ryohgo Narita.

DRRR!!, short for Durarara!!, is an anime adaptation of a Japanese light novel written by Ryohgo Narita. The story, from which characters are depicted, concerns a dullahan working as an underworld courier in Ikebukuro, an internet-based anonymous gang called The Dollars  see Wikipedia

DRRR!! anime adaptation of Japanese novel written by Ryohgo Narita, 2010
DRRR!! anime adaptation of Japanese novel written by Ryohgo Narita, 2010 DRRR!! anime adaptation of Japanese novel written by Ryohgo Narita, 2010 DRRR!! anime adaptation of Japanese novel written by Ryohgo Narita, 2010 DRRR!! anime adaptation of Japanese novel written by Ryohgo Narita, 2010

Above: DRRR!! playing cards, an anime adaptation of Japanese novel written by Ryohgo Narita. 52 cards + 2 jokers + blank card in box. © 2010 Mainichi Broadcasting System, Osaka, Japan.

Right: the jokers depict two of the main characters from the novel.

DRRR!! anime adaptation of Japanese novel written by Ryohgo Narita, 2010
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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996.

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