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Published September 07, 2014 Updated January 05, 2023

Pekelna Horugva

“Pekelna Horugva” is the second deck designed by Ukrainian illustrator Vladislav Erko, manufactured by Nage Cards, Saint-Petersburg, 2012

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“Pekelna Horugva” is the second deck designed by Ukrainian illustrator Vladislav Erko, manufactured by Nage Cards, Saint-Petersburg, 2012. Vladislav Erko is noted for his beautiful artwork in children’s fairy tale books, as well as his earlier deck for “Taras Bulba” the Moscow restaurant which serves traditional national cuisine. In this second deck, which also contains some culinary references, the imagery has turned rather grim and appears to be based on the mystical works of Nikolai Gogol expressing ethnic and nationalist themes, including death.

“Pekelna Horugva” playing cards designed by Vladislav Erko, manufactured by Nage Cards, Saint-Petersburg, 2012

Above: “Pekelna Horugva” playing cards designed by Vladislav Erko, manufactured by “Nage Cards" Saint-Petersburg, 2012.

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