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The History of Playing Card Art by caitlin
March 9, 2010, 4:13 pm
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German Playing Card designed by Ludwig Burger ca. 1885

My personal browsing produced a really neat new find today! The World of Playing Cards is an amazing archive of images and information of playing cards from the hand drawn cards from the Native Americans to ornate cards designed for royalty (above) and cards designed by abstract artists (below). When looking a the history of such a specific, ordinary item it clearly illustrates the greater history of art, illustration, and printing. So neat.

SIMULTANÉ PLAYING CARDS by Sonia Delaunay, 1964

SIMULTANÉ PLAYING CARDS by Sonia Delaunay, 1964

The World of Playing Cards – Via Design*Sponge

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