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Playing Cards and Art: Playing Cards on Stamps

Playing cards on stamps:

1. USPS’s stamp – The King and Queen of Hearts (out of stock):

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Posted by on 25.08.2013 in Playing Cards and Art

 

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Playing Cards and Art: Posters #1

Several posters inspired by playing cards.

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1. Vintage Playing Card Poster by Town Moto

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Posted by on 21.07.2013 in Playing Cards and Art

 

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Playing Cards and Art: Alexandre Alexeieff

Alexandre Alexandrovitch Alexeieff (18 April 1901 – 9 August 1982) was a Russian Empire-born artist, filmmaker and illustrator who lived and worked mainly in Paris. He and his second wife Claire Parker (1910–1981) are credited with inventing the pinscreen as well as the animation technique totalization. In all Alexeieff produced 6 films on the pinscreen, 41 advertising films and illustrated 41 books.

Alexander’s colour wood engravings for Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades (1923).

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Posted by on 07.07.2013 in Playing Cards and Art

 

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Playing Cards and Art: Gaetano Bellei

Italian artist Gaetano Bellei (1857-1922) dedicated some of his artworks (oil paintings) to playing card gamers. He liked to depict old people for this series of his artworks. Look how masterfully he conveyed emotions of players. I have to think that his choice of old people was not random. As a rule old people are more sincere in their emotions as they left their poker faces in their youth 🙂 I guess that is why these artworks based on Gaetano’s talent look so convincingly.

The Players Choice

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Posted by on 16.06.2013 in Playing Cards and Art

 

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