October 4, 2008

Ukrainian playing cards.

Nice!

24 comments:

ElcubanitoKC said...

They threw some Cossacks in there too. Maybe because Cossacks are mostly, well, Ukrainian. Awesome technique though.

Good morning to all!

dr kill said...

It's true, they are an attractive alternative to the tired and stale face cards.

But might I suggest that the Wisconsin Band might also make a nice deck, a deck with 300 jokers.

Trooper York said...

Is that the Jack or the Queen?

EDH said...

"I drink your milkshake... with a receeding hairline."

bearbee said...

...a deck with 300 jokers.

Congressional deck? They are expert in building a house of cards.

ElcubanitoKC said...

Looking at those cards, I was reminded of the Soviet cartoons of my childhood. Like this one

ElcubanitoKC said...

Here, more Soviet cartoons with Ukrainian mustaches!

These cartoons explain a lot about the mental state of Cubans my age...hehehe..

Quayle said...

The card design makes it hard to see, but the guy is wearing shorts.

The Drill SGT said...

For reference, I think that guy is a Hungarian Hussar complete with Dolman and Pelisse. Hungarian Hussars being a class of Ukrainian bogeyman


Roger?

ElcubanitoKC said...

Sgt, no he's a Cossack from the Don river.

Trooper York said...

Jeez, I just thought he was "Taras Bulba.

Methadras said...

Trooper York said...

Is that the Jack or the Queen?


Oh yes, these will definitely be a DTL favorite. I'm sure he's already ordering them as we speak.

goesh said...

-indeed, the Badgers band leader

Bob said...

That guy is cooler than Jack Sparrow any day.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

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dbp said...

Last night there was an episode of "How It's Made" which has a section on the mfg of playing cards. They showed cards from different countries in part of that section. Did this inspire our hostess? or pure chance?

1jpb said...

How about Hebrew?

Yesterday I saw a Hebrew BHO sticker in my hood.

Full disclosure; my hood is packed with a lot of different BHO stickers and yard signs (including my own "Republicans for Obama" sticker.)

Maybe I should gather the neighbors so we can load up on lattes and create an ode to BHO.

Or, maybe that's already been done enough.

Steelweaver52 said...

The card is the dreaded "B" of Spades.

I HATE it when that card comes up.

---Tom Nally, New Orleans

vbspurs said...

That's Gleb Sparrow.

XWL said...

I'd rather go with this Piatnik Glorious America set.

Piatnik is an Austrian company and they make all sorts of luxury and specialty cards (click on the luxury cards button to the left, can't direct link).

(I also have the Japanese and Rococo sets, myself)

(you can never have too many sets of fancy cards)

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bspurs said...
That's Gleb Sparrow.

4:45 PM


Хлеб Спарроу!

vbspurs said...

Ernie, did you change your ID handle, or this is another Cu'anito??

Cheers,
Victoria

ElcubanitoKC said...

Victoria, mi amor, it's me. I had to stop using the openID. It stopped working. There's still a link to my LJ on my profile.