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28 April
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CALAVERAS DE AZUCAR Luxury Edition Playing Cards. Russia and Mexico meet in the most luxurious tuck case

Calaveras de Azucar was a creation in the purest style of Natalia Silva, with her personal vector graphics inspired by the popular Mexican Day of the Dead. After her successful campaign in which she offered decks in different colors and print-runs, she has just released a very exclusive and beautiful object: CALAVERAS DE AZUCAR Luxury Edition.     For this edition, Natalia has created a unique tuck case, designed for collectors, in which she has used very striking materials for a surprising…

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27 April
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AGENDA Playing Cards. The symbol of transformation through a beautiful deck

Based in Singapore, Flagrant Agenda is a street fashion label that designs apparels with a contemporary and urban overtone with a strong focus on graphics and illustrations. Influenced by their own surroundings and the daily issues in their social environments, this group of young entrepreneurs have found in the playing cards a fantastic way to express their art and have launched an interesting deck: AGENDA. Inspired by transformation and change, something that seems essential in many areas of our current social reality,…

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26 April
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DONDORF “HUNDERTJAHKARTE” Playing Cards. The most beautiful restoration of a centenary deck

This is not the first time we have seen a modern restoration of an old deck but I think this is the most beautiful restoration I have seen lately: DONDORF HUNDERTJAHKARTE. Bernhard Dondorf was a long-lived German card maker born and based in Frankfurt who created a lithograph company and who always worked with innovative techniques. The most notable of these techniques was the chromolithography, patented in the mid-nineteenth century and which Dondorf elevated to the category of graphic art…

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25 April
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BICYCLE MYSTIQUE BLUE Playing Cards. The soul of the deck is blue now

After the succes of the Mystique deck created by Shape Shifters Playing Cards, Gambler’s Warehouse has launched a second edition: BICYCLE MYSTIQUE BLUE.     Designed by Michael Encarnacao, the artist behind Paragon, his first solo deck after collaborating on many successful projects with other companies, Mystique represents the union of the soul with the divine, a link that allows the communication with the spiritual. This mix of emotions is represented in this deck through a very detailed and ornate artwork, with the so personal style,…

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24 April
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ALEXANDRE DUMAS’ Playing Cards. The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers meet in a new adventure by Bona Fide Playing Cards

I always enjoy when classic literature and card design join together, but I do it even more if the design comes from good and talented friends. This is the case of the latest creation by Karin Yan (Bona Fide Playing Cards) that, after the success of their Nouveau series, launches two decks inspired by two classics of Alexandre Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.     Both decks depict illustrations of the characters of these exciting novels…