Daily Archives: 27.06.2013

Playing Card Art: Playing Cards by Hachimitsu Ink

Hachimitsu Ink adore to create Djinns and mermaids (as artworks). So the designer decided to make a deck of playing cards mainly dedicated to them (a project). Playing cards need some additional improvement. The most interesting of them [© Hachimitsu Ink]:

The Two of Spades


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Bēhance: Playing Cards by Veronica Chuah

Several playing cards designed by the Malaysian artist, Veronica Chuah. Very nice artworks which can be amazing playing cards.

© Veronica Chuah 2010




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Piatnik: Jugendstil Art Nouveau Playing Cards

Joseph Glanz & Albert Berger (Austria) released “Tarock No.1″ deck (54 cards) in 1906. The cards were printed by Berger and then varnished, cut, collated and packaged by Josef Glanz. The printing process involved repeating the square grid on both the back and face sides of the cards, then the imagery on the face side was overprinted.

The deck was designed by Ditha Moser in Jugenstil style – the German equivalent of Art Nouveau with its preference for straight lines and simple forms in the shapes of squares, rectangles, circles and parallel lines. Proceeds from the sale of this Tarot deck were presumably intended to benefit a Viennese orphanage at Christmas time.

The Austrian playing card company Piatnik printed on its basis a bridge set “Jugendstil Art Nouveau” No.2136 in 1980. Both decks (blue and red backs) consist of 52 playing cards and 3 Jokers.


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