Cartas Blancas Self-improvement playing cards
Cartas Blancas self-help cards are based on the idea that positive thoughts are the key to achieving whatever is desired or cherished in life. Each card contains 2 positive phrases which the enquirer then relates directly to his/her situation, without the need for any one else's interpretation. The design of the cards is clear and simple, and an informal typeface has been used.
Playing cards are used for fortune-telling, predicting the future or even as a psychological adjunct to folk medicine and therapy.
Gibbs Happy Families card game promotion, both full sized and miniature versions, c.1946.
Happy Guides by James Brown & Son (Glasgow) Ltd. around 1910/1915.
Capilettor cartoon playing cards published by VASS, Leinfelden, 1978.
“El Oráculo de la Bruja” fortune-telling cards, 2003.
Hearts of London for British Heart Foundation 2009.
Georgian Fortune Telling Cards, c.1800.
“Le Grand Tarot Belline” after drawings by Edmond Billaudot (1829-1881).
Advertising deck for Mos Burger, one of the largest hamburger chains in Japan, 2015.
Merry Andrews - the very Happy Families, published by Scott & Turner Ltd, 1936.
Dutch playing cards promoting the annual International Four Days of Walking Event held in Holland, 2016
“Food Exchange“ playing cards designed by Ralph Dobson for the British Diabetic Association, 1973.
The Picture Book of Ana Cortez is an original work of art designed to facilitate Divination.
“Tarjetas de la Felicidad” containing positive mental affirmations by Lauro Trevisan, Buenos Aires (Argentina) c.2001
Health Promotion playing cards issued by the British Army with cartoons about army life and information on where to get health advice.
“Play it Safe” health & safety playing cards.
Playing Card Oracles - Alchemy Edition - by Charles J. Freeman and Ana Cortez
Art Deco fortune telling deck published by Piatnik, 1936.
A pack of 54 playing-cards for fortune-telling each card containing a number of zodiacal, classical and modern images with a miniature card of the conventional type at top left and a letter of the alphabet at top right.
A set of rather unusual and non-standard cartomancy cards from Argentina with religious connotations and imaginative artwork
A pack inspired by subjects such as spirituality, the occult, ouija boards, spirit photography and generally all things spooky.
The Fortune Teller’s Deck was published in 1995 in conjunction with a book written by Jane Lyle. The deck was designed by Neil Breeden and the court cards incorporate traditional symbolism.
Ye Witches Fortune Telling Cards published by the United States Playing Card Co., 1896. 52 cards + Joker + extra card in box.
Kellogg’s Complete Breakfast card game, ©1997.
In this version an explanatory verse is printed at the top of each card.
Health & Safety playing cards designed as a teaching aid to improve safety standards in the workplace
Fortune Telling Deck by Industrie Comptoir, Leipzig c.1818.
Livre du Destin / The Book of Fate, c.1900, entire deck (32 cards)
Dengue prevention playing cards. Juego de 40 Naipes. Material para la prevención del Dengue, Ministerio de Salud de la Nación (Argentina).
Multi-artist promotion deck for Le Fondation Charcot, a Multiple Sclerosis charity in Belgium, c.1990.
Geistliche Karten, Augsburg, 1718. Each card carries a text in Gothic typeface giving advice regarding what to do and think each day. Not quite oracle or divination cards, they are more like 'a motto for the day' collection. The method of using the cards is not known.
Survival Playing Cards for outdoor emergencies by Environs Inc. 1974.
“Naipes Cristianos” catechetical playing cards with quotations from the four gospels, 2002.
Asociart Insurance promotional playing cards, Argentina, 2000.
Cartas Blancas Self-help playing cards
Self-Nurturing Solitaire is a deck of cards designed to improve Self-Esteem.