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21 March
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INNOVATION BLUE Special Edition Playing Cards. A “reinvented” deck

Detailed illustrations with elegant and elaborate designs and an inspiration from the human beings and their innate concern for knowledge are the keys of the work by Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards) in his playing cards series. After winning successes with his creations, Jody wants to remember the first of the series, Innovation, reissuing the Signature Edition with a striking color: INNOVATION BLUE Special Edition. Dedicated to the world of inventions and their main characters, the deck depicts historical figures…

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09 March
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THE RIGHT OF KINGS Playing Cards. Get your court and conquer the medieval world

The world of board games is quite wide and alien to playing cards collectors. However, there are times when a board game hides great playing cards decks. That is the case of THE RIGHT OF KINGS. The passion for illustration of Alex Rivas and the sensitivity of Paul Lombardi in his wood works have led them to create a campaign together with an exciting board game. Inspired by epic medieval struggles between kingdoms for power and domination, this board game ensures…

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06 March
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INFERNO Playing Cards. A “divine” deck with the beauty of a poem

A political activist and defender of Italian unity, Dante Alighieri, known as “il Sommo Poeta” (“the supreme poet”) has gone down in history as the author of the masterpiece of universal literature: The Divine Comedy. This key work in the transition from the Medieval thought to the Renaissance, has inspired artists such as Boticelli, Doré and Dalí in their drawings and illustrations. Contemporary artists have also been inspired by this beautiful epic verse. One of them, Stefano Protino, has done…

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05 March
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ORIGINS SHADOWS OF HISTORY Playing Cards. Tradition and history as inspiration of beauty

Rick Davidson is one of the most talented artists I have had the pleasure to meet. His love for traditional playing cards and his ability to create elegant designs inspired by the classic patterns with a modern touch brought us ORIGINS Playing Cards. Now, more than three years later, Rick offers us a sequel with two completely different decks: ORIGINS SHADOWS OF HISTORY. In this campaign Rick releases two decks. The SHADOWS OF HISTORY Edition revisits the original with beautifully updated…

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28 February
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Relaunch of THE STAR KINGS Playing Cards. A space trip with gold foil

Last year, the the creative SVI group released a deck inspired by a futuristic comic. The campaign was not funded and after some adjustments they have relaunched THE STAR KINGS. Inspired by the graphic novel “The Warriors of Shambala” from “The Chronicles of Star Frontiers” series, the cards depict a wide variety of characters from the comic book. That comic style is present in the illustrations of the court cards with warriors from the outer space in a symmetrical structure. The numbered cards are…