last update: 1/6/2008
In our Xpo's we don't usually show other decks or cards than those that we
have in our own collection. However, we do make exceptions!
After sending us
scans of some exquisite jokers by Karl Gerich, Barney
Townshend from the UK has send scans of the jokers from his collection of Elaine
Lewis decks. Just like those of Karl, these decks by Elaine Lewis were published in
limited editions only.
Again we'll give the floor to
"Elaine Lewis, from Yorkshire, England, was still at
college when she was one of the winners in a national competition to
design a playing card for a Virgin Airways Playing Card Deck. Her winning
card was the 7 Hearts. This prompted her to join the IPCS, but she
found she could not afford to buy the decks she wanted and had no cards to
make swaps. It was then that the idea came to her, to make her own, to
swap at card meetings; but she quickly became so successful she was
soon selling rather than swapping. Her first deck, made in 1990, was
Citicards '90, named after Bradford City, Yorkshire, England. To date she
has made 43 decks, all limited edition decks of mostly 30 or 50 decks, all
in her own unique style.
Her favourite card is the Jack of Diamonds, and
she has a very large collection of anything with a connection to JD.
Another love is the seaside and Blackpool, on the Lancashire coast, hence
the number of decks with a seaside flavour, especially 'Fun in the Sun'.
To the dismay of some of her fans she plans no
more lightly erotic decks, to concentrate on transformation. Early next
year (2006), look out for two new decks.... A transformation deck based on
the old 'Wild West', and a short Tarot deck."
||from her first deck:
from an early erotic deck:
Both are from the "Beach Baby" deck
Both are from the "Carousel" deck