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Playing Cards and Literature: Hogwarts Staff Wizarding Playing Cards by Roman Shemayev

This deck consists of 54 poker playing cards. It’s inspired by the staff and faculty of Harry Potter. Less than 60 decks were printed on high-quality 300 GSM cardstock as the first edition. Decks come in clear hard plastic boxes.

Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The novels describe the adventures of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends (Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger). They all are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry’s quest to overcome the Dark wizard Lord Voldemort. The Dark wizard aims to become immortal, conquer the wizarding world and subjugate non-magical people.

Playing cards designed by Roman Shemayev. All court cards are custom and feature images of such characters as Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, McGonagall, Umbridge, Sprout, etc.

Art and images © 2012 Roman Shemayev.

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Fournier: Crystal Time Playing Cards

These “Crystal Time” playing cards were printed by Fournier in 1994.

The deck designed by Violeta Monreal. The artist was born in Oviedo (Spain). She graduated in Fine Arts. She is an illustrator and an author of more than a hundred books. Violeta helped to U.N. in the illustration of various projects. Her books are continuously published in major Spanish publishers. Many of her books have been published also in the U.S., Japan, Korea, France, Portugal, Italy, Greece and in several Latin American countries. She also designed several tarot decks.

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