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2013: Playing Cards on Kickstarter


2013-Playing-Card-Projects-on-Kickstarter

This page is the archive of selected interesting playing card projects on Kickstarter, which got special mention in posts of this blog and were successfully funded in 2013. Enjoy this modest retrospective review for playing card collectors (positive and negative sides of it).



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Decked Out Fashion Playing Cards by Connie Lim

Connie Lim tries to create a playing card deck composed from 54 hand drawn illustrations inspired by fashion. She is an American fashion illustrator and designer. This is her personal art project on Kickstarter. Decks are planned to be printed by USPCC.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-37c

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Pagan Playing Cards by Uusi

Peter Dunham and Linnea Gits, the designers and artists behind the Chicago design studio, Uusi, started their new playing card project on Kickstarter. One of the most creative, successful and decent companies proposes its fourth duet of decks – Pagan Playing Card Decks (“Dark Brown Deck” and “Light Cream-colored Deck”).

All previous amazing playing card projects (Blue Blood Playing Cards and Blueblood Redux Playing CardsBohemia Playing CardsRoyal Optik Playing Cards) have been successfully funded on Kickstarter, printed and delivered to backers. Pagan deck is planned to be printed by USPCC.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-35t

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Metropol NOX Playing Cards by Mike Lambert

A custom deck of playing cards designed by the Canadian 3D artist, graphic designer, video game developer and long-time poker fan, Mike Lambert. Playing cards were designed with a modern and minimalist flair. The deck is planned to be printed by USPCC.

You can read about this deck here on this blog: http://wp.me/p1VWdh-35b

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Playing Arts Playing Cards by Digital Abstracts

Digital Abstracts, an online platform which provides readers with a blend of design oriented content, managed their first playing card project, Creative Cards Deck, in 2012. The team was so inspired by its results that decided to go on with this approach, and they even invented new brand for the series of projects – “Playing Arts”.

What do they create? Digital Abstracts gathers 54 different international artists in one project. Each artist had to design one of the 54 cards in their distinct style and technique. As the result of this collaboration, we can see a new Collective Art Project (CAP) Deck. In this case, it’s the first edition of Playing Arts Playing Cards.

The deck is planned to be plastic and printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC).

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-3vC

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Bicycle Celtic Myth Playing Cards by James Acken (Culturlan.com)

Medieval Studies Professor, James Acken, designed special decks of playing cards devoted to Celtic myth and culture – Bicycle Celtic Myth Playing Cards. The style of the Book of Kells (an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin which is believed to have been created ca. 800 AD. in a Columban monastery in either Britain or Ireland) was used for court cards and different design elements of the deck. Artworks are really rich, but unusual for playing cards. Each court card artwork has a lot of symbols and meaningful elements incorporated into it. All they are nicely explained on Culturlan.com.

There are two editions of these playing cards: Bicycle Symmetrical and Bicycle Asymmetrical Celtic Myth Decks. While Bicycle Symmetrical Celtic Myth Playing Cards have a single figure upon each court card in the style which has become commonplace upon playing cards, Bicycle Asymmetrical Celtic Myth Playing Cards have two figures in opposition to each other upon each court card (see below). Both editions have their unique back designs and Jokers.

These decks are planned to be printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC).

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Bicycle Emperor Playing Cards by Joanne Lin

Joanne Lin designed a pack of playing cards with art inspired by ancient Chinese legends – Bicycle Emperor Playing Cards. All characters of court cards – emperors, empresses, generals, and beauties – are from Chinese heritage and culture. Lin’s father has a passion for collecting playing cards, and also loves watching traditional Chinese opera and reading Chinese historical epics. That is why she came up with the idea of combining these two passions to create the deck. There are two editions of these playing cards: Blue and Red Bicycle Emperor Decks.

These decks are planned to be printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC).

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Bicycle Gods of Mythology Playing Cards by Marci Brinker

Gods & goddesses of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Norse mythology grace this custom Bicyle-branded playing card deck. These decks are planned to be printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC).

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-2dV

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Bicycle Kingdoms of a New World Playing Cards by Nathanael Mortensen

This is Nathanael’s second project on Kickstarter. He decided to create a Bicycle branded deck of playing cards which was inspired from his previous work experience (the Dragon’s Hoard project on Kickstarter in the beggining of 2013) with Jonas Akerlund. Four suits of these playing cards are dedicated to four different themes – Spirit, Nature, Technology and Sky. The deck is planned to be printed by USPCC.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-33N

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Density Playing Cards by Roni Lagin

Roni Lagin is an artist and graphic designer living and working in Philadelphia (US). The artist played with thin lines and different shapes but didn’t get enmeshed in them. He designed custom playing cards where suit symbols are manipulated into intersecting shapes and patterns, involving elements of spirography. The deck is planned to be printed by USPCC.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-33N

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Bicycle Steampunk Pirates Playing Cards by Nat Iwata

Nat Iwata decided to create a companion deck to his Bicycle Steampunk Cthulhu Deck (you have a chance to get it within this Kickstarter project). This artist likes to cross different themes in one deck of playing cards. This time pirates will be put in a steampunk world. The deck is planned to be printed by USPCC.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-2Wu

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The Black Book of Cads by UnCommon Beat

The Black Book of Cards is a typographic deck of playing cards built on unique notion that we all hold a card within the playing card deck. The deck is designed by UnCommon Beat and is planned to be printed by USPCC.

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Blueblood Redux Limited Edition Playing Cards by Uusi

The 1st Edition of Blue Blood Playing Cards designed by Uusi (BohemiaRoyal Optik Playing Cards) became a collectable item. So they decided to produce the second edition in this series with some interesting changes. These changes make it interesting even for owners of the first edition. The deck is planned to be printed by USPCC.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-2Cp

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Bicycle “Venexiana” Playing Cards by Lotrek (Half Moon Playing Cards)

“Venexiana” – this is how the word “Veneziana” is written in the area of Veneto, in northern Italy. It’s familiar but at the same time strange, exactly as Venice itself. Venice is not just a beautiful city. It’s an impossible invention of time.

Inspired by designer’s love for this aged beauty, “Venexiana” recalls the elegance, playfulness  and mystery of early 18th century Venice. It’s a completely custom deck, and every element, from pips to courts is entirely designed by him. It is planned to be printed by USPCC.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-2dV

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Alice of Wonderland Playing Cards by Juan Solorzano

These playing cards are inspired by Lewis Carroll’s legendary Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the Steampunk genre. The deck is designed by Juan Solorzano. It is planned to be printed by Cartamundi.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-1XN

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EMPIRE Playing Cards by Lee McKenzie

Lee McKenzie has been designing cards for magic company Ellusionist for the past 5 years and it’s been a great experience for him. But he has always dreamed of launching his own deck one day. So the day has come. He represents his own playing card project on Kickstarter – Empire Playing Cards. The deck IS planned to be printed by USPCC.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-1Rv

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The Type Deck – Typography Playing Cards by Chris Cavill

his deck designed by Chris Cavill to bring something different to the table. It can be the first deck in Typographic category which will be printed by USPCC in case of its successful funding on Kickstarter. Typographic decks in many cases are playing cards with pictures on them composed of letters and numbers of a specific font. These playing cards slightly differentiate this approach as they have letters combined in names of cards as artworks. Different fonts are used. Chris invented a nice idea for his court cards to keep them fitting the theme. I think it is still can be classified as a typographic deck.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-1Rv

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Bicycle Calaveras Playing Cards by Chris Ovdiyenko

Calaveras brings the Day of the Dead to a custom deck of playing cards. All original and inspired by art from the turn of the century. Chris Ovdiyenko is creating a deck of playing cards that’s true in spirit and design to the roots of the Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos). The deck is planned to be printed by USPCC.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-1M4

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Pippoglyph II Playing Cards by BentCastle Workshops

A lavish reinterpretation of a classic deck of playing cards created by BentCastle Workshops. BentCastle Workshops decided to be true to their traditions and is going to produce 60 card decks. So they restarted their Kickstarter compaign dedicated to the second edition of Pippoglyph.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-Ks

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ROYAL OPTIK Playing Cards by Uusi

Two artistic styles – Op Art and Woodcut – come together to create one completely original playing card deck. The deck will be printed by USPCC.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-1rx

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Sultana Playing Cards by Deco Playing Cards

Beautiful, playable, hand-drawn art printed by USPCC and inspired by one of the earliest known decks, which came from Cairo, Egypt!

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-mN

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Synthesis Playing Cards by Albino Dragon

Man. Machine. Transcendence. This is the newest Bicycle deck from Albino Dragon. Printed by the USPCC.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-AG

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Bicycle Steampunk Cthulhu Playing Cards by Nat Iwata

Playing cards decked out with a Steampunk take on H.P. Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu. Will be printed by USPCC.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-tV

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Founders Playing Cards by The Department of Design

Before the founding of America, the classical world used each suit to represent a different social class. The Founders deck is structured on a model using these classical archetypes of Nobility (Spades), Clergy (Hearts), The People (Clubs), and Merchants (Diamonds). Each Founder is seen brandishing their own unique element, representative of their role as a founder and the legacy they have left behind as our inheritance.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-fw

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COMPLAINS ABOUT PARTIAL FULFILMENT

Bicycle “THE HEDGE” Playing Cards by The Faro Playing Card Company

The Hedge is an intricate deck of playing cards featuring fully integrated maze designs. Produced by The U.S. Playing Card Company.

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Bicycle DIVINE Playing Cards by Elite Playing Cards

The Bicycle® Divine is a Limited Edition Finely Crafted deck with a hidden key to the mystery of life.13.7 billion years in the making.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-4u

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Bicycle The White Rabbit Playing Cards by Albino Dragon

Inspired by the works of Lewis Carroll, this is the newest Bicycle® deck from Albino Dragon. Printed by the USPCC.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-1XV

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Polaris Playing Cards by David Goldklang (Vända Playing Cards) 

Custom designed decks of playing cards + woodcut accessories + poker chips.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-1aL

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Bicycle “The Lumberjacks” Playing Cards by Vadim Smolenskiy

A custom 56 card “Lumberjack” themed Bicycle® playing cards deck. Printed by USPCC.

You can read about this deck here on this bloghttp://wp.me/p1VWdh-1G

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Bicycle 8-bit Playing Cards by Cobey Pile

8-bit, themed Bicycle Playing Cards, designed to take you back to the video games you grew up on.

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