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Published March 07, 2024 Updated March 07, 2024

Paco Lobo

Highly original and striking designs by Paco Lobo for the fashion house of the same name.

1985 Spain Heraclio Fournier Paco Lobo Art & Design Fashion & Costume Add to Collection

Leather goods and accessories are Paco Lobo’s stock-in-trade. That much is clear from his highly original and striking designs featuring drawings of fashion models in 1980’s gear. The colours red and black predominate. The names of the court cards are spelt out in full in English and poker inglés appears on the title card. For the pips, both a non-standard design and a non-standard arrangement have been adopted, leaving much of each card blank. The Joker design, too, is strong and bold. Alberto Cabornero and Juan Berrio are named on the title card as collaborators on this project.

Paco Lobo playing cards made by Heraclio Fournier, S.A., Vitoria, Spain, 1985 Paco Lobo playing cards made by Heraclio Fournier, S.A., Vitoria, Spain, 1985 Paco Lobo playing cards made by Heraclio Fournier, S.A., Vitoria, Spain, 1985

Above: Paco Lobo playing cards made by Heraclio Fournier, S.A., Vitoria, Spain, for Paco Lobo, 1985. 52 cards + 2 (identical) Jokers + 1 title card in clear plastic box. Size: 63 x 88 mm.

Reference

Fournier Museum Catalogue, Vol. III, Spain 1066.

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Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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