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03 May
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THE SISTERHOOD OF BLOOD Playing Cards. Twelve bloodthirsty women

After his success with “The Coven“, Kirk Slater (52Ravens) presents his second and disturbing creation: THE SISTERHOOD OF BLOOD Playing Cards.     Despite being a completely different theme, inspired by London vampires during the Victorian era, Kirk’s is clearly present in the designs, with a choice of simple but intense colors, and the unsettling presence of a set of court cards, all women, enjoying their bloody voracity. There is an interesting story to tell behind each one of them.  …

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26 April
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THE OTHER KINGDOM Playing Cards. Magic golden birds will alight on your shoulder

As a reader of Max Playing Cards, you perfectly know Natalia Silva, a creative artist with a very special style. This time, Natalia presents us something quite different: THE OTHER KINGDOM.     Leaving behind her funny and vector style, The Other Kingdom is a very elegant deck with a high level of detail. Loving vector characters give way here to more stylized illustrations, inspired by birds as magical animals, symbol of eternal life, wisdom and intelligence.     The designs…

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22 April
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ROMEO AND JULIET Playing Cards. Two decks facing up to a love story

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare I recently spoke about Cervantes and Don Quixote, and today it is the turn of a famous English playwright whose relationship with the former has been widely questioned by the experts: William Shakespeare. On May 3rd this year we celebrate the 400th anniversary of his death, although many people talk about April 23 to fit it with the death of…

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21 April
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MEMENTO MORI COLLECTION Carpe Diem and Vanitas Playing Cards. It is inevitable you like them

Respice post te! Hominem te esse memento! Look around you, remember that you are mortal! Tertullian This quote, which is part of a tradition in Ancient Rome to remember the victorious general his human limitations and warn him about arrogance and vanity, is considered the origin of the Latin expression “Memento Mori” (“remember you have to die“).  Inspired by this idea of death as inevitable and the vanity that fills the hearts of those who ignore it, Noir Arts launches a new deck…

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20 April
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ICONS SACRED EDITION. The second deck in the ICONS series by Half Moon Playing Cards

Lotrek (Half Moon Playing Cards) is one of the most experienced and talented playing cards creator in the world. He has always been trying to find his limits creating new decks and experimenting with new materials, stocks, varnishes, … He has given the playing card community really cool decks but he has recently faced some printing issues fighting again the risk trying to find the very best quality and unique designs for his fans (and for himself). In order to find extra funding…