57 thoughts on “Playing Cards from Ukraine”

  1. Nice cards, they look really typical. Must have been drawn by a real good artist.
    The King of Hearts has kind of a hammer, the Ace of Clubs girly shows a sickle – this makes hammer & sickle! So the KGB secretly had some influence on the card designing?

    • For Pete’s sake! As if the Bolsheviks pulled the hammer & sickle out of thin air….. (or, for that matter, the Nazis the swastika). I think the artist is Vladyslav Yerko.

    • This cards are made by the ukranian artist Vladislav Erko based on popular “Taras Bulba”

      The conbination of tradicional caracters and modern techniques in this work is masterly!

      I love russian art and I love this site for things like this.

  2. @ Alex_AW:
    Agreed. As for mixing up Russians and Kirghiz, IMO, it’s like about mixing up Germans and Chinese — one needs to be blind, deaf and dumb at the same time.

    • Reminds me of the joke about the man hired as a translator. “I know every language in the world except Greek.” “Perfect.” says the new boss. Then when he is asked to translate something, he can’t. His boss says “What did he say?” “I don’t know, it’s Greek to me.”

  3. Your conspiracy theory is futile here.
    The King of Hearts holds a mace. It is not a hammer.
    Picture 6 shows a figure with a knife typical for Balkan countries.
    Analyze that 😉

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  8. The artwork is stunning. Never thought of Ukraine as part of those fun-loving, forever-feuding clans in Appalachia-on-the-Adriatic, (somebody’s ‘Balkans’ comment) but I’m not here to initiate any urination-competition.

    I would buy such a deck of cards. And I don’t play with cards very much. I have attention-span issues that seem to surface there and in no other activity. But those are art in a portable form. Nicely-done!

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  17. It is great pictures!
    Look at the pictures of ukrainian cossacs here – it is good too
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cossacks

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