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Kickstarter Relaunch: Nouveau Playing Cards by Bona Fide Playing Cards

Bicycle Nouveau Playing Cards was the first playing card project by Bona Fide Playing Cards on Kickstarter. They decided to print it with the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC). Unfortunately, people misappreciated this interesting deck, and it wasn’t funded. Bona Fide Playing Cards has taken into account some organizational and financial peculiarities of the Kickstarter playing card campaigns and restarted it… luckily without detriment to art and meaning content of this nice deck (only Eleanor of Aquitaine substituted Celtic Queen, Boudica – the Queen of Clubs).

Nouveau decks are inspired by the historical and mythological heroes and heroines traditionally featured in the French playing cards since the 16th century. As for the art style and design, Bona Fide Playing Cards wanted to pay tribute to the philosophical and artistic trend Art Nouveau, promoted and popularized in France and contemporary to the birth of the first Bicycle Playing Cards in the late 19th century. There will be two limited (this is about the first run) editions of the playing cards: Nouveau and Nouveau Turquoise Playing Cards

The decks are planned to be printed by the Expert Playing Card Company (EPCC).

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2015 [week 10] – Upcoming Decks

  1. Deep (Merfolk) Playing Cards [relaunch on Kickstarter – March 21st, 2015]
  2. Nouveau Playing Cards [relaunch on Kickstarter – March 21st, 2015]
  3. Outlaws Playing Cards [unknown]

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Posted by on 19.03.2015 in Upcoming Decks

 

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Kickstarter: Bicycle Nouveau Playing Cards by Bona Fide Playing Cards

Bicycle Nouveau deck is inspired by the historical and mythological heroes and heroines traditionally featured in the French playing cards since the 16th century. As for the art style and design, Bona Fide Playing Cards wanted to pay tribute to the philosophical and artistic trend Art Nouveau, promoted and popularized in France and contemporary to the birth of the first Bicycle Playing Cards in the late 19th century.

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

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Posted by on 24.01.2015 in Kickstarter, USPCC

 

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DeviantART: The Queen of Clubs by peacemakerwarfreak

The Queen of Clubs designed by peacemakerwarfreak (nickname). She used Art Nouveau style for this playing card.

[peacemakerwarfreak’s gallery on DeviantART]

© peacemakerwarfreak

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See other playing card projects on DeviantART (Category: “DeviantART”).

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Lo Scarabeo: Liberty Playing Cards

Some decks of playing cards produced by Lo Scarabeo (Italy) have already been mentioned on pages of this blog. This post dedicated to another deck by Lo Scarabeo – Liberty Playing Cards.

Art by Antonella Castelli is featured on these playing cards. The artist was inspired by works of the Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha.

Art Nouveau, Liberty, Floral Style, Modern Style, Jugendstil: these are the various definitions of a single style which positioned itself in Europe and the United States around 1900, especially in the field of applied arts (such as illustration) and architecture. Its characteristic floral, stylized and allusively symbolic curved lines which develop into asymmetrical and two-dimensional decorations also forcefully entered the world of production in a profitable encounter between industry and art. This splendid deck of cards pays tribute to the Liberty utopia with the elegant and light graphics of this style.

The deck:

  • 52 different illustrated playing cards;
  • 2 different Jokers;
  • 1 ad card;
  • 5 information cards (traditionally for Lo Scarabeo in English, Italian, Spain, French and German);
  • Bridge size;
  • Printed on casino cardboard with smooth finish.

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