My Dog Is Spade, My Cat Is Fluffy


Six of Spades

What has 6 eyes but can't see?

- 3 Blind Mice

Artist: Boyd and Evans, who have/had works displayed in Great Britain

bulletCarmarthen - West Wales Association for the Arts
bulletLeeds - City Art Gallery
bulletLondon -
bulletArts Council of Great Britain
bulletBritish Council
bulletContemporary Art Society
bulletManchester - City Art Gallery
bulletSheffield - Sheffield City Art Galleries
bulletWigan - Department of Leisure
bulletWolverhampton - Central Art Gallery

and in Switzerland

bulletGeneva - Cabinet des Estampes du Musée d'Art et d'Histoire

and in the United States

bulletNew York City - Museum of Modern Art

Artist: Adolfo Matarelli, Italy, 1855 through 1859

In a transformation deck, the artist transforms the suit signs (hearts, clubs, diamonds, spades) of each card into a picture.  First appearing around 1800, transformation decks have been intriguing and challenging artists ever since.

Almanac is a gorgeous deck from Toscana, a 1996 reproduction of the pack by Cavallini & Company.  Note the use of negative space for the pips.

Source: The Bob Lancaster Gallery of Unusual Playing Cards!, an unusual site, worth a visit...

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