Tag Archives: illustration

It’s Art, It’s Cards, It’s Creativity, It’s Fabulous

Not that I was browsing or anything, but I like to keep my eye on new playing card decks or similar quirky card decks. Many of these are only available from Kickstarter or private sites that I don’t like to … Continue reading

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Cryptic Moths in Spades

Arrrr Jim lad, there’s nothing like a deck of playing cards with moths. These are the Cryptic Cards by Immy Smith. I suppose you could call this a semi-transformation deck, but her scientific illustrations of moths are gorgeous. She uses … Continue reading

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Cheralyn Darcey Decks

I’ve had these two on my wish list for a while. I’m predictably taken with decks with plants or animals, but it’s a rare thing to find artists who work by hand these days. These particular decks are linocut which … Continue reading

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A Cat Reflects on Talent Gone from the World

I think I bought a package of notecards with this design around 1980 or so. I found it in the old set of drawers I threw out. FROM AN ORIGINAL DESIGN BY MADS STAGE Mads Stage was a Danish artist … Continue reading

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Database in Denmark

No, it isn’t a Shakespeare deck and Hamlet, It’s the Javanne Tarot by author Karen Javanna Jordell, and illustrator Annelie Zofia Bisgaard. The Danish book was translated into English by Serena Rose Blossom and is bound between acetate covers. I … Continue reading

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Database Flies to the Birds Again

I already discussed the Bird Signs deck in Database Monday but I thought I’d give equal time to my other major bird oracle: Bird Cards – The Healing Power of the Bird Kingdom by Jane Toerien; Joyce Van Dobben (illustrator) … Continue reading

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Into the Pool with Eduardo

In this case, we are into the pool with the well-known Spanish fashion illustrator Eduardo Garcia Benito (1891-1981) Vanity Fair, August 1929 Eduardo Garcia Benito Condé Nast, a very famous publisher and the man who gave exposure (pardon the pun) … Continue reading

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