Piatnik: Jugendstil Art Nouveau Playing Cards

27 Jun

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.


Jugendstil Art Nouveau Playing Cards: Aces

Jugendstil_Art_Nouveau_Playing_Cards_The_Ace_of_SpadesJugendstil_Art_Nouveau_Playing_Cards_The_Ace_of_Hearts Jugendstil_Art_Nouveau_Playing_Cards_The_Ace_of_ClubsJugendstil_Art_Nouveau_Playing_Cards_The_Ace_of_Diamonds

Jugendstil Art Nouveau Playing Cards: Spades

Jugendstil_Art_Nouveau_Playing_Cards_The_Ten_of_SpadesJugendstil_Art_Nouveau_Playing_Cards_The_Jack_of_Spades Jugendstil_Art_Nouveau_Playing_Cards_The_Queen_of_SpadesJugendstil_Art_Nouveau_Playing_Cards_The_King_of_Spades

Jugendstil Art Nouveau Playing Cards: Hearts

Jugendstil_Art_Nouveau_Playing_Cards_The_Ten_of_HeartsJugendstil_Art_Nouveau_Playing_Cards_The_Jack_of_Hearts Jugendstil_Art_Nouveau_Playing_Cards_The_Queen_of_HeartsJugendstil_Art_Nouveau_Playing_Cards_The_King_od_Hearts


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