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Kickstarter: Bicycle Rongorongo Playing Cards by Matifu

Bicycle Rongorongo and Moai Rongorongo playing cards inspired by scribes of Easter Island and Polynesian tribal masks. They pay honour to the Rapa Nui civilization of Easter Island. Moai is a monumental statue created by the early Rapa Nui people. Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant moai.

Decks were designed by the American artist, Tomas Leszczynski (New York). They will be produced by his company, Matifu*, and are planned to be printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC).

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Kickstarter: The Retro Deck – Playing Cards by Pocono Modern

New playing cards come from successful creators of Woodland Deck on Kickstarter. Decks were designed by Joe Morelli and Pocono Modern. Two editions of one general theme are planned. They inspired by the simplicity and elegance of timeless Mid-Century Modern design.

Mid-Century Modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern American design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965. The term started to be used as the name of the style in mid-1950s. This style is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement.

About their relaunch of the project (02/08/2015):

“Initially we failed to raise enough money to produce The Retro Deck as we dreamed it: a multi-deck set of complimentary playing cards… Rather than letting that stop us, we were able to scrape together enough money to produce one of the two decks we campaigned for… To date we have sold enough of them to cover our debt but not enough to produce the second deck. If we can raise enough to produce this second deck in white we will be able to realize the full set as originally intended… And to keep it fun we’ve added a few extra perks to the deck, such as foil box seals and custom drink cards.” ~ Pocono Modern Playing Cards

White deck is also planned to be printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC). Poker size.

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Kickstarter: Bicycle Titanic Playing Cards by RJ Tomlinson

Creators of several successful playing card projects on Kickstarter continue to design beautiful decks with interesting cultural and historical background and propose them to playing card collectors. They decided to create a new series of playing card decks which will focus on several historical events where life and death was a major factor. The first decks in this series refer to the tragedy of RMS Titanic.

On her maiden voyage, April 10th 1912, the Titanic carried 2,224 passengers and crew towards New York City. As fate would have it, she would never make it to this destination. Late in the evening hours of April 14th she hit an iceberg. Within three hours, she sank to the bottom of the ocean taking with her 1,514 victims.

Decks are planned to be printed by USPCC and Expert Playing Card Company (Deluxe Edition). Poker size.

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Kickstarter: Bicycle Metal Deck by Max

This Bicycle Metal (Rider Back) Deck is the very first deck on a series called TEXTURE SERIES by Max (Max Playing Cards). This deck is a reinterpretation of the classic Bicycle Rider Back deck using a set of textures to give the cards a real metal aspect. The project is supported by Collectable Playing Cards (Bicycle Gods of Mythology Playing Cards).

It’s planned to be printed by the USPCC (and has already been approved by it for printing). Poker size.

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Legends Playing Cards by Lawrence Sullivan – The 1st Edition

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Lawrence Sullivan is a professional magician based in Hong Kong. He performs worldwide.

Slowly building his repertoire through classic texts on magic such as Expert Card Technique and CardCollege, he learned the basics of misdirection and deception. First of all, he is focused on card and close-up magic. That is why he decided to create his own decks of playing cards – Legends Playing Cards. So, you should understand that these playing cards were produced for magicians.

Deck was designed by the American prominent artist, Mark Stutzman. He designed the David Blaine “Split Spades” and “White Lions” playing card series, Whispering Imps playing cards for Chris Chelko.

The ConjuringArtsResearchCenter (Erdnase 216 Bee Squeezers Playing Cards) partnered up with Lawrence Sullivan to produce these nice decks of playing cards and to distribute them in US through their library. Lawrence was able to find a new quality playing card manufacturer in Taipei (Taiwan) due to CARC’s experience and connections in the field of playing card production.

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The 1st edition of this deck is available in three different colours: Blue, Red and Metallic Green (no metallic ink). The only differences between three decks are different colours of backs and tuck cases.

The deck: 52 playing cards + 2 Jokers (one have a reveal). Poker size. Playing cards were printed on casino cardboard and have some kind of “embossed finish”. Decks have custom Jokers and the Ace of Spades. Court cards are Bicycle standard court cards with new faces and slightly changed colours. Number cards are slightly changed Bicycle standard number cards. Tuck cases are glossy.

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