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22 April
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MODERN AIRCRAFT Playing Cards. The powerful flying machines take off again!

A few weeks ago I was talking about the second military-themed deck by Buyworthy, one of the most important companies dedicated to the playing cards online business in Australia. After trying to print the deck, they decided to completely change the direction of the project and relaunch it as MODERN AIRCRAFT. In the quest to satisfy the taste of their backers, Buyworthy have got rid of the Bicycle brand and the large minimum print run by the USPCC so have decided…

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18 April
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BICYCLE BIONIC Playing Cards. The struggle for technological freedom

After their success with Hybrid, Elite Playing Cards strikes back with a futuristic deck: BICYCLE BIONIC. In this case the inspiration comes from a world ruled by machines and artificial intelligence in which a rebel group emerges to fight against technological advance. In the midst of chaos, the Bionic emerge as an Elite group against the technophobes in search of a technological freedom.     Bicycle Bionic is the second one of a futuristic series of three decks, with metallic…

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17 April
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VOODOO Playing Cards. Disturbing skulls with a top hat

After successfully funding his first deck Hypnotik on Kickstarter,  Sven Philipp (Spielkartenshop.com) has teamed up again with  Sam Hayles (DOSEprod) to offer a new and interesting deck: VOODOO. Sam is especially known for his disturbing designs in which skeletons and skulls are protagonists. This dark and mysterious aesthetic perfectly matches the inspiring source source of this deck, voodoo, an ancestral belief considered one of the oldest religions in the world.     The illustrations are extremely striking and fundamentally monochromatic, except for the…

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16 April
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THE PLANETS: EARTH Playing Cards. A third deck with the feet on the ground

This series has already become a great success on Kickstarter. After the Mercury and Venus editions, David Goldklang (Vanda Cards) has just released the third deck of the series: THE PLANETS: EARTH.       Illustrated by the Serbian Srdjan Vidakovic (Widakk), this series is dedicated to the planets of the Solar System. The artist’s work combines vintage aesthetics with elegance and luxury finishes. This third deck is dedicated to our planet, the third in proximity to the sun. Depicting human…

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15 April
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CHARLEMAGNE Playing Cards. The beautiful inspiration of a great Russian artist

Inside an ocean of card projects (to be honest, some better than others) sometimes you find small hidden gems that do not have the impact they should but that are full with history. This is the case of CHARLEMAGNE Playing Cards. Adolf Charlemagne was a renowned and talented Russian artist of the nineteenth century known for his historical, genre and battles scenes. Charlemagne was also the creator of a new unified design for the Russian playing cards, whose origins and…