Andalusian playing cards designed by Marifé Montoya Carrillo with a booklet by Jorge Lirola Delgado, published by the Fundación Ibn Tuyafl de estudios árabes, 2012.
This pack is a personal proposition to fill the void which exists regarding early arabic sources and playing card imagery. It is based on many years of research in Andalusian records as well as a desire to make an educational contribution to the subject. Arabic linguistic and cultural usage has been chosen as far as possible, within the framework of four suits and three court figures per suit, which are highly symbolic values.The four suits are:
The courts are three symbolic ranks within a military hierarchy. The same 3 images are repeated in each suit.
Member since February 01, 1996
Founder 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.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
‘Postak - Las Postas’ playing cards commemorating the history of the Basque postal service, Spain, 1...
Advertising pack for the food producer Bischofszell, designed by Heinz Looser-Brenner, with non-stan...
Modern designs by Italian artist Marcello Morandini using the simplest of forms and colours.
Black-and-white photographs of models whose faces are made up using elements found on the major arca...
Forty famous men and women with links to Granada, on a pack designed by Rubén Garrido.
German-suited ‘Heathen War’ playing cards published by Joseph Fetscher, Munich, c.1820.
Review of “Trzes’ Moorish Deck” facsimile published by Ulrich Kaltenborn, Berlin, 2023.
Historical figures and artefacts from Navarre with designs by M. Sinués for the Navarre Association ...
Costumes des Peuples Étrangers & Jeu d’Or dedicated to young people and likely used for games and fo...
This tarot deck captures the idealised Eastern world's magic from the eighteenth and nineteenth cent...
‘Baraja Mística’ satirical playing-cards featuring revelling clergy published by Litografía Fernánde...
Hawaiian playing cards in the style of classic Hawaiian wood carvings, USA, 2015.
Satirical playing cards manufactured by Francar y Cía depicting political situation, Barcelona, 1872...
Raimundo García pattern produced by José Cumplido in Madrid, dated 1860 on the four of coins.
‘Amorcillos’ (Cupids), a masterpiece from the golden age of Spanish playing cards by Clemente Roxas,...
Costumes of people of Brazil, Peru and Mexico, with views of Rio de Janeiro on the aces.
Félix Solesio e Hijos - Real Fábrica de Madrid - Spanish National pattern for Venezuela
Aluette game by Fabrique Dieudonné Jeune, Orléans, for Spanish market, c.1850.
A Spanish-suited pack as conceived by 48 different artists from the region of Murcia.