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13 May 2015

THE KEY TO THE KINGDOM 'TRANSFORMATION' playing cards

"Transformation cards were popular in Europe beginning in the 18th century. Each card was decorated with an image and matched a mysterious rhyming riddle. Now an award-winning illustrator has recreated a deck of full-color cards and book of rhymes, patterned on earlier versions."

RICHLY ILLUSTRATED ARTWORK drawing on traditional nursery rhymes and riddles for inspiration. 


 "Meuwissen's luminous artwork is rich in visual and literary puns which tease the brain and delight the eye. This is truly a one-of-a kind masterwork from a brilliant artist with an incredible imagination". 


 The object was to use an eighteen line verse to select 14 cards and decode the verses to find a familiar phrase then as a tiebreaker, construct an apt verse of 25 words or fewer, using the words spades, clubs, hearts and diamonds. The prize was a golden key and US$10,000 won by a lady in Essex, England.













ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR:
 TONY MEEUWISSEN 

Technical Artwork: TONY SPAUL

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