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Published April 09, 2015 Updated May 01, 2022

Monsters

A collective of artists known as Monster Illustration produced a deck entitled “Monsters” in 2004.

2004 United Kingdom Art & Design Collaborative Add to Collection

“Monsters”

www.monsters.co.uk

A collective of artists known as Monster Illustration produced a deck entitled “Monsters” in 2004, each of the 54 cards having a different piece of art.

Cameron Law • Jim Field • Mariko Jesse • Helen Bowling • Lynn Hatzius • Suzanne Barrett • David Humphries • Asuka Sawa • Kayo Harada • Eva Tatcheva

Above: “Monsters” pack of illustrated playing cards. Copyright © 2004 Monster Illustration.

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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.

Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.

Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.

I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.


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