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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: No.17 Playing Cards by Lorenzo Gaggiotti

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).

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Posted by on 11.03.2015 in Kickstarter, USPCC

 

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Card Experiment: Bicycle Dream Playing Cards

Card Experiment, the producer of Bicycle Asura playing cards, Babel playing cards, Utopia Playing Cards, Anicca playing cards, is going to produce its new decks of playing cards – Bicycle Dream Playing Cards: Gold and Silver Editions. It opens a pre-order period on its site (expected delivery date: mid-December).

“The phantasmagoric nature of the Sandman’s realm permeates the design of the Dream deck. The blurring of boundaries between the real and the imaginary is captured by clever blending of contrasting elements which seems, at the same time, both natural and unnatural. Dreams are mysterious. Dreams are fantastical. Dreams have infinite possibilities.” ~ Card Experiment

These decks are the result of a collaboration between Card Experiment and Chatchanok Wongvachara (Bangkok, Thailand). She is an artist and musician, also known as Pink (no, she isn’t an American singer). The lady grew up in an artistic family, and was given a lot of guidance by her father and her brother. Chatchanok enjoys to combine illustration elements with photography, for instance, or employ handicraft techniques in her work.

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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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Crowdfunding Decks

I noticed that there are a lot of interesting decks on Kickstarter and on a new crowdfunding platform – CardLauncher. I think I’ll do more detailed reviews of the decks on my blog later. But they need your attention (possibly support) at this moment. All these decks are different so anyone has a chance to find something interesting exactly for his/her collection.

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Posted by on 20.09.2014 in CardLauncher, Kickstarter

 

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