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Holy vintage playing cards!

March 9, 2010

Okay. I lied. But it was a good lie. A white lie, shall we say?

I popped back in here between batches of brownies and cookies to share this with you.

I came across an incredible site in Google Reader today (many happy thank-yous to Design*Sponge for sharing it!)

Ready for it? The World of Playing Cards is an astonishing website filled with image after image of image of playing cards from all over the world. Gee, what could be so exciting about that? Seriously. Vintage images? Better make sure you have enough space on your hard drive. Ready, set, right-click and save! Some of them are small, but they’re beautiful nonetheless, and could be used (personally and non-commercially, of course) for oodles of different crafty things. Be sure to credit the WPC for the images if you use them for desktops, blogs, etc.

Oh, and silly me! There’s a load of really interesting information about the history of playing cards too. Definitely worth a read over several cups of hot tea.

The crafty crow in me is jumping up and down for you to click on the link above (click on it already!)

The cards above were created in 1885 by Ludwig Burger for German Crown-Prince Friedrich-Wilhelm, later Friedrich III.

Enjoy, and see you Saturday! Or maybe sooner if I come across something this great again 🙂

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One Comment leave one →
  1. March 10, 2010 4:32 pm

    I never thought about vintage playing cards. What a find.

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