Brass Rubbings, England, circa 1980s

My friend Jeffrey sent me a package of some art supplies used by his late mother, and included some brass rubbings she made while visiting some churches and cathedrals in England in the early 1980s. The first 4 images and the text portion of the last image are from the Thomas Wilmer memorial brass plaque…

Cards by Cassandre, for Hermès

As shared previously, I have an interest in unique vintage playing cards. It’s hard to define my tastes, but I know what I like when I see something! I’ve found a few interesting vintage card designs in recent months and this is one of my favorites. Released in 1948, the cards were designed by famous…

Romance Español

I’m posting the images of this deck on the occasion of Sheryl’s birthday, and I’ll make no comment about the relation of the first image with reality. The Romance Español dual deck of cards was designed by Carlos Saez de Tejada, the artistic director of the Fournier card company in Spain. They were produced in…

Kanopolis Spillway After Weeks of Rain

After weeks of rain, Kanopolis Lake is getting close to capacity. The only time it has had more water was in 1993 and 1951! As a result virtually all roads into the park are closed, making it difficult to capture pictures of the flooding. I got one shot of someone rowing across one of the…

Muertos Mourning Gold

Playing cards created by Steve Minty feature wonderful unique graphic designs coupled with high quality card stock. They are offered in limited quantities and usually sell out shortly after release. I’ve been fortunate enough to pick up a few decks, and today’s photo essay features the Muertos Mourning Gold deck, one of a series of…