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2000 Pips Transformation

Peter Wood’s “2000Pips” transformed playing cards reveal the artist’s love of nature.

Peter Wood’s “2000Pips” Transformation pack of playing cards (1999) comes in an edition limited to just 1000 packs worldwide. All the pips are cleverly transformed into a vibrantly colourful picture, different on each card, providing endless fascination to the beholder. We see his love of the natural world, particularly the insects, flowers and garden objects, fruits and animals, with almost scientific observation of their minute details.

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Peter Wood’s “2000Pips” Transformation pack of playing cards (1999) Peter Wood’s “2000Pips” Transformation pack of playing cards (1999)

Above: Peter Wood’s “2000Pips” Transformation pack of playing cards limited to 1000 packs. Published by Peter Wood / The Design & Print Partnership, 1999. 52 cards + 2 jokers + title card in box.

Peter Wood’s “2000Pips” Transformation pack of playing cards (1999)
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By Simon Wintle

Member since February 01, 1996

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Curator 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.


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