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09 March

ODE TO LA CATRINA Playing Cards. The resurrection of beautiful and dead Mexican girls

Disturbingly beautiful, La Catrina or Calabaza Garbancera is already an icon of the famous Day of the Dead celebration. Created by Jose Guadalupe Posada, one of the most popular and inspiring Mexican illustrators and engravers, his work is part of the traditional Mexican folklore. Although there are already many decks dedicated to the Mexican Day of the Dead, Noir Arts has just launched two awesome decks inspired by this nice girl: THE ODE TO LA CATRINA. With this production, Noir Arts recovers the original designs…

09 October

LA CATRINA DEAD EDITION Playing Cards. This beautiful girls are not alive anymore

After completing their first project about La Catrina, Joc Fora, a young Spanish company dedicated to design and audiovisual creation, launch their second deck: LA CATRINA DEAD EDITION. If the first deck was inspired by the illustrations of the famous Jose Guadalupe Posada, this new edition is much more mysterious and disturbing. The essential aesthetic elements are red roses and skeletal bodies, unmistakable symbols of traditional Mexican imagery. These new designs are less linear and symbolic with richly detailed illustrations….

22 March

LA CATRINA Playing Cards. Mexican traditional inspiration “made in Spain”. EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR READERS

Jose Guadalupe Posada was one of the most popular Mexican illustrators and engravers and his work has inspired many works related to traditional Mexican folklore. Some of these works have become cool playing cards like Calaveras by Chris Ovdiyenko or Fuego! by Nam Tibon. One of Posada’s most popular artwork has been the inspiration for a new deck produced in Spain: LA CATRINA.     La Catrina or Calabaza Garbancera is already an icon of the famous Day of the Dead…

14 June

Bicycle Calaveras. The mexican revolution and the Day of the Dead

  The traditional Day of the Dead is the inspiration of this amazing deck by Chris Ovdiyenko: the Bicycle Calaveras. Chris pays tribute to the work of Jose Posada, a famous nineteenth-century Mexican paintmaker involved in the revolutionary movement, and reinterprets his work in a set of cards full of original designs. In addition to the cards, Chris offers among its rewards some beautiful signed and numbered xylographies (woodcuts) depicting the artwork used in the deck. They are unique pieces for…