Random House - Crazy Eights (Artist Unkown-1951)
I really love the simple graphic approach that the artist took in these. They are so lively, fun, and appealing in almost every aspect from their design, color, composition & patterns. It's just a shame that I have no idea who in the hell the genius was that created these little beauties, and what other sort of similary mind-numbing works of art he or she might have created. I would also kill to see the original artwork for these, since they were obviosuly heavily screened and such to make the richly textured and colorful artwork suitable for printing. If any of you out there have any theories on who this artist might be PLEASE do us all a favor and post it in the comments or shoot me an e-mail. Also, if you happen to own the ORIGINAl version of this card game from the 1950's I would love to see how the printing compares to this more recently re-printed set I have here.