DIANNE LONGLEY is a print artist who produces artist books and folios as well as intaglio and relief prints. Her work combines new and traditional technologies. She is a highly regarded Australian artist who has exhibited internationally and has won numerous awards and commissions. As well as working for exhibitions, Longley also works on collaborative public artworks, and has worked as an artist in residence in studios and schools. She currently lectures in printmaking, visual language and digital imaging at Adelaide Central School of Art, SA, Australia.
Cats, Cakes, Clothes and Cups is her first set of playing cards and was exhibited at the Robert Steele Gallery in Adelaide in 1999. It has been purchased by the National Library of Australia.
Cats, Cakes, Clothes and Cups is a boxed set of playing cards by Dianne Longley
About Cats, Cakes, Clothes and Cups
Cats, Cakes, Clothes and Cups is a personal set of playing cards incorporating digital technologies.
When I did research for my MA thesis The Book, The Print, The Artist, and The Digital Era I found a lot of correlation between the history of book printing and playing cards.
As an artist who has produced a range of artist books I was inspired by the research to create a set of playing cards with an accompanying booklet.
Cats, Cakes, Clothes and Cups represents aspects of my private world. The cards incorporate digital photos, drawn images and found images collaged together in Adobe Photoshop.
The King, Queen, Jack and Joker in Cats, Cakes, Clothes and Cups
The Twos in Cats, Cakes, Clothes and Cups
DIANNE LONGLEY has a website which features information about her printmaking studio and a book she published in 1998 called Printmaking with Photopolymer Plates, an introductory guide to creating prints using photopolymer plates (solarplates). Photopolymer printmaking is an important new development and gives artists a greater range of print techniques to be explored.
Dianne's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.
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Bosch Puzzle Playing Cards by Sunish Chabba, 2020.
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I collected playing cards when I was in primary school, by Jan Walls.
A Motley Pack - transformation playing cards & ‘On The Cards’ book facsimile published by Sunish Chabba, 2019.
Billabong Dual Deck by Hudson Industries, 1950s.
Kalevala playing cards by Sunish Chabba and Ishan Trivedi inspired by ancient Finnish mythology.
Adelaide Casino by Spicers Paper Ltd, 1987.
Erlenmeyer City Sights hand-illustrated playing cards by Stephanie Gray, 2015.
Estate Playing Cards with five suits designed by Keith Wilson
Vizaĝo playing cards created by Annette Abolins, 2017.
Advertising backs by William Detmold Ltd (Australia) c.1910-1920s.
Nine Lives Playing Cards designed by Annette Abolins, 2016
Nine Lives Tarot by Annette Abolins, 2013.
Australia souvenir deck with photography by Steve Parish
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Flinders playing cards manufactured by Hudson Industries Pty Ltd (Australia).
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Sands & McDougall, playing card manufacturers, Melbourne, late 1890s-c.1970.
Australian Brewery Advertising
Sands & McDougall Court Cards
‘Pelaco’ playing cards with Aboriginal characters by Sands & McDougall, Australia, c.1930.
William Detmold Limited, manufacturers of playing cards.
“Ausgold” by SNP Ausprint Pty Ltd
A series of SNP Ausprint jokers with the various wording and name changes
Playing cards from Australia.
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“Comic Families” card game from Australia, c.1940s
The Valentine Group, Australia.
Drownin’ Surfer card game
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“Gilbert & Sullivan” hand-made Savoy Operas pack designed and created by Rex Pitts.
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