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19 October
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YOGA Playing Cards. A spiritual and balanced deck

Body, mind and spirit participate in one of the oldest meditation practices. Manoj Kaushal (9780 Design) has just created a new deck with that inspiration: YOGA. Manoj wanted to do something special that, on the one hand, collected the essence of yoga and, on the other hand, was recognizable and interesting for playing card fans and players. Thus, he has used elaborate mandalic patterns as the basis of design. In this way, the deck conveys that sense of peace and…

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18 October
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TOP ACES OF WWI Playing Cards . A tribute to the first World War pilots

Keeping his elegant and detailed character, Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards) presents his latest creation: TOP ACES OF WWI. This time, the pilots of the First World War inspire these illustrations that break with the monochromatic aesthetics of his latest decks to bring us an interesting and more colorful proposal. With that “retro” touch of engraving style, Jody dedicates this deck to his grandfather, a flying lover, and to all those who risked their lives on the back of one…

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17 October
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The NATIONAL PLAYING CARDS COLLECTION DAY turns two years old. Happy birthday!

It seems like it was just yesterday and it’s been a year since I spoke about the recently inaugurated National Playing Cards Collection Day celebrated since last year every October 17th. It is, therefore, the second year in which playing cards collectors around the world can feel closer to the community and more important than ever. This initiative was designed by Alex Chin (Seasons Playing Cards), who has been working for years not only to make card design an art but…

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15 October
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RIDERS OF THE APOCALYPSE vol.2 Playing Cards. The end of the world is a woman’s name

Illustrations full of passion, details and fantasy … this is the work by Justin Hussain (Ace Collectable Cards), a young designer and good friend of Max Playing Cards who has demonstrated his tenacity and his desire to make himself a place in this world of playing cards design. His success with Riders of the Apocalypse encouraged many of his followers to ask him for a second edition and he just did it: RIDERS OF THE APOCALYPSE VOL. 2.     The…

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14 October
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FORMA Playing Cards. Geometry at the service of Cardistry

In search of fresh proposals for custom cards designed for cardistry, TCC Cardistry has collaborated with an expert illustrator to create a quite interesting deck: FORMA.     FORMA is the result of the work by Ale Urrutia, a Uruguayan designer based in China whose works are characterized by an intense use of color and simple forms. For this deck Ale has taken the basic geometric shapes as the main design elements, wisely combined with flat colors (blue, red and white)…