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26 September
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IMPERIUM Playing Cards. Strong like a lion and elegant like an eagle

Concept Grafix is a young and dynamic entrepreneurial company that begins a new adventure in the graphic creativity business. They wanted to break through the main gate launching a deck full of strength and beauty: IMPERIUM.     Designed by renowned artist known as the Blackout Brother, the illustrations are inspired by the Roman Empire and it power, so it is full of historical references and bold designs. The concept behind the design is represented by two marvelous creatures: the strength…

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25 September
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NOUVEAU BIJOUX Playing Cards. A real jewel from the Art Nouveau

One year ago, two good friends of Max Playing Cards, Karin Yan (Bona Fide Playing Cards) and Mike Ratledge (United Cardists), joint their efforts, art and wisdom to produce the beautiful Nouveau Playing Cards. After that, Karin decided to create a new edition of Nouveau with important changes: NOUVEAU BIJOUX. Although NOUVEAU BIJOUX keeps the essence of the original decks, with an artwork inspired by the original Rouen designs for the very first French playing cards and their historical and mythological characters, this new…

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19 September
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UNBRANDED SAMSARA and SKY DESCENDER Playing Cards. The other side of the Bicycle seal

Barry is the artist behind the designs of the Bicycle Sky Descender and Samsara playing cards. Both projects were successfully funded and the decks were printed and delivered. Once the decks are almost sold out, Barry has decided to create two new reissues with significant aesthetic changes from the original: UNBRANDED SAMSARA AND SKY DESCENDER.     Although they will be produced by the USPCC, these two new decks won’t have the Bicycle seal on them as its predecessors. In addition…

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18 September
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RAINBOW ILLUSION version 2 Playing Cards RELAUNCH. Color your collection

After a campaign with a thrilling finish that was about to be funded, Landry Sanders decided to stop and check his project to make some adjustments to improve the backers’ experience. Now, he has just relaunched his deck with much more energy and optimism: RAINBOW ILLUSION version 2. This deck is inspired by his previous and successful campaign, Rainbow Illusions, although the artist has made some interesting changes. Keeping the cool four color pattern, one per suit, the scheme is somewhat softer. The…

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17 September
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BICYCLE PRISM GILDED deck. A unique gilding with brilliant color shines

Exploring new materials to create stunning cards, the USPCC printed an experimental deck using a new gilding technique. Instead of the classic gold or silver gilding, this new technique provides a beautiful and amazing iridescent and shiny finish on the deck side. This prototype, of which only 48 units were produced, was very successful among fans and collectors of Bicycle cards so Collectable Playing Cards has partnered up with USPCC to create a new (but larger) limited edition for the BICYCLE PRISM…