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15 September
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ANGELOLOGIE Playing Cards. An angelic deck!

After his success Demonologie, Emmanuel Valtierra dedicates his new deck to the kindly celestial forces: ANGELOLOGIE.     Each one of the court cards is dedicated to an angel, whose illustrations have been inspired by old books and manuscripts. It is possible to distinguish the different artistic styles in the cards as well as historical details told through the images to describe the different winged characters. The artists keeps that old book style and that well-known colorful touch. All the…

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12 September
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USMilPin Playing Cards. A sexy and very well armed deck

In previous articles I had the opportunity to show you different decks created around the pinups, those beautiful girls popularized by the US soldiers of the Second World War using them as patriotic charm (rather than erotic images). There are many designers who have used this inspiration to create beautiful illustrations and today I bring you an example: USMinPin.     USMinPin (United States Military Pin-ups) is not just a deck, but a reflection of the passion of its creators to recover the…

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11 September
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ANONYM Playing Cards. The faces seen from the other side

Imagine the day when the characters of the court posed to be immortalized in the card faces. Everyone has a clear image of each of them, looking front or profile and holding flowers, weapons or other objects with their hands. However, have you ever wondered what they were doing behind the camera? This original and crazy idea is the inspiration for a new deck: ANONYM. Anonym is inspired by the traditional design of the English cards of the mid-nineteenth century,…

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07 September
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MAGNUM FORCE Playing Cards. The strength and color of the 80’s cartoons

Forge Arts is a subsidiary of RarePlayingCards.com, based in the United States that produces high quality playing cards in collaboration with artists from all over the world. After his success with GAIA, they have launched a deck that is much more than a deck: MAGNUM FORCE. Everyone will enjoy these cards but much more those who have grown or are fans of the 80’s Japanese cartoon. The illustrator Basil Murad (BLOOD+CHROME) pays homage to the aesthetics of eighties with heroes and villains…

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05 September
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GHOUL GUYS Playing Cards. A child’s imagination produces funny monsters

The decks of Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) never go unnoticed. Will is determined to offer us visually stimulating playing cards and now he does it again with GHOUL GUYS. It is a very special deck since it was designed by Elijah Hayles, a 11 year old boy. The surname may be familiar to you because, in effect, he is the son of well-known artist Sam Hayles who has already worked with Will in other decks.   From the young artist’s imagination arise monstrous…