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Published September 30, 2012 Updated August 07, 2022

Granbergs No.101 Standardkort

Olle Hjortzberg (1872-1959) designed these playing cards for Granbergs AB in c.1924 in ‘Art Nouveau’ style.

1924 Sweden Granbergs Aktiebolag Olle Hjortzberg Art & Design Art Nouveau & Jugendstil Spelkort Add to Collection

Granbergs No.101 Standardkort designed by Olle Hjortzberg

Gustaf Olof Olle (known as Olle) Hjortzberg was born in 1872 and died in 1959 in Stockholm, where he lived all his life. He trained at the Swedish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, of which he was later elected a member. He painted portraits and landscapes, as well as flower paintings, in both watercolour and oil. He designed bookbindings, illustrations and bookplates, including the poster for the Stockholm Olympic Games in 1912. Olle Hjortzberg's monogramHe designed these playing cards for Granbergs AB in c.1924 in ‘Art Nouveau’ style. A tiny monogram ‘OH’ can be seen on each of the court cards and the Joker.

court cards from Granbergs No.101 Standardkort designed by Olle Hjortzberg in c.1924

Above: court cards from Granbergs 'No.101 Standardkort' designed by Olle Hjortzberg in c.1924. The back design and Joker from Granbergs 'No.101 Standardkort' designed by Olle Hjortzberg in c.1924. All images courtesy Barney Townshend.

Some 6 versions of this deck are known containing small differences, with or without an outline or a toned background, and some changes in the Jacks' helmets in some editions, and with different back designs. No.102 is Klubbkort, and No.101 is Standardkort.


Granbergs No.102 Klubdkort designed by Olle Hjortzberg

Above: Granbergs 'No.102 Klubkort' designed by Olle Hjortzberg in c.1925. Photo courtesy Michael Curtis [bobbyjoe773@yahoo.com].

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Granbergs No.101 Standardkort
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