Alexander Girard. Braniff Airlines playing cards, c. 1968
Alexander Girard Playing card for Branniff Airlines. Circa 1968. Girard designed many collateral materials for Braniff in the 1960s, including this set of playing cards. Each card features a Girard illustration and English phrase, with Spanish and Portuguese translations for the Jet Set crowd.
Queen of Hearts by Conrad Roset – Edition One – Playing Arts
Playing Arts is a collaborative art project that gathers the best designers and illustrators from all over the world with an idea to express their vision of an ordinary playing card using personal styles, techniques and imagination.
Front Free Endpaper
If you are still looking for the diary that is going to see you through to 2013 then how about the charmingly pessimistic Disappointments Diary by Asbury and Asbury. As well as being a numbered copy in a "disappointingly limited run of 1,000 copies" the diary also includes spaces for you to record the names and numbers of "people who will never call" and a helpful page giving details of "notable deaths" from history. There is also a page "accidentally left blank" towards the end of the diary…
MADDECK Playing Cards By Ozlem Olcer. They're Magically Cubistic.
The MADDECK is a series of playing cards which feature stunning illustrations by Ozlem Olcer. The deck was created for PAG, an Istanbul based design company developing projects and manufacturing products in collaboration with graphic artists and illustrators. The name Maddeck - short for ‘Magicians, Astronauts & Dancers’ - is given after the first 3 dream jobs of the designer as a child. The deck is a reflection of unusual and edgy designs with an innocent feeling, much like the designer…