Randy Butterfield (Midnight Cards: Ornates Playing Cards, The Crown Deck: Luxury Edition) in cooperation with HOPC decided to launch their new decks of playing cards on Kickstarter. The design of playing cards are inspired by Fabergé Eggs. There will be two editions of these playing cards – Red Imperial and Bicycle Black Imperial (limited and available only for this Kickstarter compaign). They planned to be printed by USPCC.
“The inspiration for the Imperial Deck derives from the beautiful Imperial Eggs created by the House of Fabergé from the late 1800′s to early 1900′s. With the goal to create my own unique Egg designs, I decided on different styles for each of the four suits found in a Deck of Playing Cards.
The DIAMOND Eggs all have a Nature/Fantasy/Elfish vibe. The CLUBS are inspired by Greek mosaics, colors and geometric shapes. The Russian Double-Headed Eagle is the focal point for the HEARTS and RED Back Eggs. They also draw inspiration from Ancient Rome. And lastly, the SPADES and BLACK Back Eggs all have a Baroque/Gothic look and feel.
To differentiate the hierarchy of Cards, the JACKS are the “Warrior” Eggs within each suit. The QUEENS are simple, elegant and use light colors. The KINGS are the most decorative and ornate of the Court Eggs. Also, each of the KING Eggs contains a “Crown” at the top.
All of the Eggs, Ace Heroes, PIPS and Border elements are 3d Models I built in Lightwave 3d on a Mac. Each of the 3d elements were Rendered out at Hi Res and went through varying levels of compositing in Photoshop and integrated into the Card designs.” ~ Randy Butterfield
You could pledge here: http://kck.st/14J2qpF [Funded - September 15, 2013]
New (without the Hammer & Sickle) – these will be printed.
UNCUT SHEET OF BICYCLE BLACK IMPERIAL DECK
6-PACK RED AND BLACK IMPERIAL BOXES
6- pack Red Imperial Boxes will have the Hammer & Sickle because they were already printed.