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18 May
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THE HALLOWEEN DECK. Inspired by tradition and illustrated from the heart

Stephen W. Brandt is a talented and imaginative designer, illustrator and animator. He has created a new company, Swabbed Decks, to make an incursion into the card design world. His first work is THE HALLOWEEN DECK. Despite being a theme already used on other decks before, Stephen’s cards are completely different and depict their own interpretation, without filters, of this celebration, especially popular in the Anglosphere and “imported” by many other countries.     Stephen has hand-drawn every one of the…

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17 May
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Bicycle HERCULES Playing Cards. The strongest deck of the Olympus

Among the mythical characters of all times there is one that stands out for his strength and courage. Gambler’s Warehouse has released a new deck based on this hero: HERCULES. Hercules is the Roman name for Heracles, son of Zeus, the king of the gods, and the beautiful mortal Alcmena. He is, without a doubt, the most popular of the heroes in the Greek mythology. His adventures became so famous that they spread from town to town and from culture…

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16 May
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THE LAST LEGION Playing Cards. The epic war between angels and humans

In a world in chaos, 25 years after God’s vanishing and the war between the human race and the fallen angels headed by the Archangel Gabriel, the higher Archangel Michael decided to help the mankind fighting against Gabriel. This interesting post-apocalyptic story is the inspiration for the latest deck by Natalia Silva:  THE LAST LEGION.     For the second time after Avalon, Natalia teams up with Magdalena Korzeniewska to create some very special cards, with beautiful and completely original illustrations. As in…

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15 May
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KNUCKLE HEAD Playing Cards. The deck where the characters come to life

Mark Ludy is a talented artist. His ability to communicate through his drawings has led him to success in many illustration works. Inspired by his own story and his desire to create something different, he has decided to embark on the adventure of playing cards design with KNUCKLE HEAD. Since childhood, Mark has felt the cards as a family fun tool with fond memories and he wanted to give the traditional deck his own vision in which the court characters…

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14 May
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BRUCE LEE v3 deck by Art Of Play. Be playing cards, my friend!

In 2013, Dan&Dave, well-known magicians and businessmen, partnered with Bruce Lee Enterprises to create a new deck inspired by the most universal of martial arts masters: BRUCE LEE. The deck was produced to become an icon of Bruce Lee’s philosophy through a set of his most popular quotes. The first edition was sold out very quickly and a few months later, in 2014, Art of Play launched the second edition with some small changes in the case with inner printing and…