Lorenzo Gaggiotti (Stockholm17) started his third playing card project on Kickstarter. This deck, Bicycle №17 Playing Cards, is full of art and imagination as his previous two decks, Requiem Playing Cards and Heretic Playing Cards. Playing cards traditionally have a lot of hidden details, inscriptions, and meanings.
“There is no specific theme in this deck, it´s quite eclectic and I let my fantasy run when I illustrated the courts. The diamonds have clearly an Egyptian resemblance, but overall they belong to a parallel world. There is a thing that connects all the court cards: the text circling the background is a part of the Aeneid, a Latin epic poem written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans.” ~ Lorenzo Gaggiotti
There will be five different decks in this No. 17 series. The Bicycle and Unbranded No. 17 decks are planned to be printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC).