“Hello Kitty” is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio, created by Yuko Shimizu and launched in 1974. The character is currently designed by Yuko Yamaguchi. By clever marketing the brand has achieved worldwide success. By 2008 there were over 50,000 different “Hello Kitty” branded products in more than 60 countries. By 2014, when Hello Kitty was 40 years old, she was worth about $7 billion a year, all without any advertising Wikipedia→
Hello Kitty has spawned a multibillion-dollar industry since Sanrio introduced it in 1974, adorning everything from pencil cases and pyjamas to double-decker buses and airliners more →
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I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.
Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.
Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.
I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
Randy Butterfield's House of Tudor playing cards feature detailed art in a high-quality collectible ...
“Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots” video game characters on playing cards, Japan, 2008
Pack featuring six images from the Disney film of the same name, on cards made for Eastern Europe.
Two very remarkable tarots by the award winning Dutch cartoonist Marcel Ruijters.
A colourful pack aimed at children, with illustrations by Muriel Kerba.
Characters from The Broons and Oor Wullie comic strips on their 75th anniversary.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney characters on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Traditional Italian card game with comic designs by Benito Jacovitti.
‘Star Wars: a New Hope’ playing cards to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film Star Wars, USA, ...
The Disney Villains tarot deck by Insight Editions emphasises iconic villains, merging traditional t...
Kyoto Souvenir playing cards by Nintendo aimed at the up and coming tourist industry, 1950s.
History meets pop culture in a 36-card set that pays tribute to Lenormand's legacy and the colourful...
Men's and ladies fashion playing cards published for the Seiko Corporation by Nintendo, Japan, 1971....
Britney Spears Oracle: A Deck and Guidebook to Be Stronger Than Yesterday — a card set for Britney f...
This tarot deck pays tribute to the golden age of pixelated video games, drawing inspiration from th...
Glico Almond Chocolate playing cards with designs by Izumi Tamai, produced by Nintendo, Japan.
Characters from the famous Italian comic book series, Tex, created by Gian Luigi Bonelli and Aurelio...
Bicycle “EveRydAy zomBIES” playing cards with artwork by Rob Sacchetto, USA, 2013.
‘Scarfes Bar’ satirical playing cards with cartoons by Gerald Scarfe, United Kingdom.
Standard international pattern playing cards made in occupied Japan, c.1950.
Stars of Country Music playing cards with non-standard suit symbols, USA, 1995
Enhance your Dungeons & Dragons game with the Tarokka Deck, a tarot-inspired set of cards that bring...
The Cooper Union caricature playing cards illustrated by Gerry Gersten, United States, c. 1987
Commedia dell’Carte political transformation cards illustrated by Stef van Stiphout, Belgium, 1977. ...
54 black and white photographs of solo singers, duos and groups popular around 1990.
54 different colour photographs of steam locomotives from around the world.