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Summer’s Travel Playing Cards by Atipus

Atipus (Barcelona) is the Spanish design studio founded in 1998. Since then they have been working across a variety of media and fields, ranging from brand identity to packaging or web services. 5ZAR8BHKW2B4

The studio created special playing cards in 2010. In order to celebrate summer vacations and as a gift for their clients and collaborators, they illustrated a poker pack of 52 cards (inspired by the 50’s). This card game is within a series of traditional games (Unplugged collection) that the studio delivers since 2009 to enliven the Augusts’ vacations without relying on technology and electricity.

Illustrators: Guadalupe González, Javier Suárez and Gerard Oró.


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Posted by on 14.07.2013 in Deck of Playing Cards


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Baraja Taurina Deck

These playing cards is a reprint of a bullfighting comic deck which originally was produced in Mexico (dated around 1960). A Spanish playing card collector Iñaki Aguirrezabal who is a big admirer of bullfighting themed decks organized this reprint – 200 hand numbered copies were printed (the manufacturer is unknown).


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Posted by on 22.05.2013 in Deck of Playing Cards


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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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Fournier: Discovery and Colonisation of America Playing Cards

Discovery and Colonisation of America Playing Cards printed by Fournier in 1954, produced by Luis Ortiz Munoz, designed by Ricardo Summer Serny (España Imperial Playing Cards). This playing cards are dedicated to Colonisation of America. I assume them to be an addition to the book “Baraja histórica descubridores y colonizadores de América” (text – Luis Ortiz Munoz, illustrations – Ricardo Summers Serny).


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Cartamundi (Naipes Comas): “Casinos Latinoamerica” Playing Cards

This deck of playing cards was printed by Spanish company “Naipes Comas” (Barcelona) in 2009. Naipes Comas belongs to Cartamundi España.

I guess this deck is a collective order of: Casinos de Latinoamerecano, ELA Mexico (one of the largest gaming exhibitions in Mexico), European Casinos.

The deck: 52 playing cards + 3 Jokers

Dimension of playing cards: 63×88 mm – 2,48×3,46 in [standard poker size: 2.5×3.5 in – 64×89 mm]

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Posted by on 15.02.2013 in Cartamundi


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