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Kickstarter: Innovation Playing Cards by Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards)

15 Mar

The successful creator of Golden Spike Playing Cards, Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards), designed his new playing card decks – Innovation Playing Cards. There will be three editions of these playing cards: Standard Edition, Black Edition, and Signature Edition. They are devoted to “…the men and women who changed the world…”.

Four suits represent: Illumination, Transportation, Communication, and Aviation. So, you have a chance to take a closer look at famous inventors and innovators due to your hobby (playing card collecting) and Jody’s efforts.

The decks are planned to be printed by the Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC).

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Jody got his inspiration for these playing cards from a documentary on the History channel called, “The Men Who Built America“. In that documentary the stories of John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan were told. He was so impressed that decided to design the Inventors series of playing cards devoted to “…the spirit that these kind of men and women demonstrated…”. Queens of a playing card deck made Jody to step aside from the concept of men building anything, and resigned him to emancipation. Well, he behaved like a perfect gentleman. So, now we can find out from this deck that even tender lady’s hands (brains) can make this Earth to revolve on its axis quicker.

Innovation Playing Cards: Collector’s Box (All Editions)

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Mr. Eklund remained true to his style of designing playing cards. These playing cards will have nice graphic artworks featuring appropriate famous people in their courts. Each above mentioned edition will have different backs of playing cards and different tuck cases. Court cards, aces, Jokers and number cards will be the same.

The fronts of Standard and Black Ed. tuck cases feature Ford T-Model. It is also featured on the Ace of Spades – read below. Backs of these two Editions also have a wheel as the central element of the design. And this is a little bit strange because these cards aren’t devoted only to “transportation”. Maybe four different decks instead of four above mentioned thematic suits (Illumination, Transportation, Communication, Aviation) could be more organic. But tuck cases as well as persons featured in the playing cards are as they are.

Innovation Playing Cards: Standard Edition – Tuck Case and Back Design

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Standard Edition:

  • 54 playing cards;
  • Custom court cards, the Ace of Spades and Joker will be custom;
  • Custom number cards with original pips;
  • Custom back design;
  • Custom tuck case using Premium Matte Card Stock;
  • Poker size;
  • Will be printed by the Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC) – Classic Finish.

Innovation Playing Cards: Black Edition – Tuck Case and Back Design

Innovation-Deck-by-Jody-Eklund-Black-Edition-Box

Black Edition:

  • 54 playing cards;
  • Custom court cards, the Ace of Spades and Joker will be custom;
  • Custom number cards with original pips;
  • Custom “black” back design;
  • Cards will have gold foil embossing and gold metallic ink;
  • Custom tuck case using Premium Matte Card Stock, fully embossed and foiled, combined with gold metallic ink;
  • Poker size;
  • Will be printed by the Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC) – Classic Finish.

Innovation Playing Cards: Signature Edition – Tuck Case and Back Design

Innovation-Deck-by-Jody-Eklund-Signature-Edition-Box

Signature Edition:

  • Limited Edition – 1000 decks will be printed (available with the Collector’s Boxes);
  • 54 playing cards;
  • Custom court cards, the Ace of Spades and Joker will be custom;
  • Custom number cards with original pips;
  • Custom “black” back design;
  • The holographic numbered seals are a stretch-goal;
  • Cards will have gold foil embossing and gold metallic ink;
  • Custom tuck case using Premium Matte Card Stock, fully embossed and foiled, combined with gold metallic ink;
  • Poker size;
  • Will be printed by the Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC) – Classic Finish.

 

You can pledge here: http://kck.st/17Ol4BE

This project will be funded on Tue, Apr 7 2015 9:00 PM.

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