games

Bingo!


"Cavagnole!" This is something we might hear today if this 18th-century game still being played. Cavagnole, a pre-modern version of bingo, was much more than just an ordinary board gameā€”its aesthetic appeal reflected the culture, beauty, and art forms revered in the height of its popularity.
Cavagnole, board game, Europe, 18th century, play, games, paintings, gilding

DesignBoost NYC: Aaron Dignan


DesignBoost NYC was a two-day design conference held at Cooper-Hewitt in June 2011. Thirteen speakers specializing in everything from biomechanics to filmmaking addressed the conference's theme, "Design Beyond Design" in this series of short talks.
DesignBoost, 2011, conference, Design beyond Design, Aaron Dignan, Undercurrent, gamification, games, talk, long

Playing Cards


This exhibition features selections from more than 100 different playing card decks. The earliest cards are from a 15th-century Visconti-Sforza tarot deck painted by Bonifacio Bembo, while the most contemporary are represented by an uncut printer's sheet of a deck produced with offset lithography. Although most cards are made of paper, examples made from leather, ivory, aluminum, and steel are also on display.
playing cards, games, graphic design, printing, illustration, exhibitions