Wallace & Gromit

In 2009, to celebrate 20 years since the release of the first Wallace & Gromit adventure by Aardman animations, Marks and Spencer released a deck of jumbo-sized playing cards made in China for them by an anonymous manufacturer, featuring characters from the shows. Each denomination of card has a different picture - every Ace has the same picture, every 2 the same picture etc, thus there are a total of 13 different pictures plus two more for the Jokers depicting the nefarious penguin from ‘The Wrong Trousers’ in two different poses.

Wallace is an eccentric inventor, perhaps the squared paper background is a nod towards his ‘inventor’ persona?

Wallace & Gromit playing cards published by Marks & Spencer, 2009

Above: ‘Wallace & Gromit’ playing cards published by Marks & Spencer, 2009. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

Last Updated November 10, 2020 at 06:22pm


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