12 March

Tikilandia Playing Cards. The amusing vision of the ancestral Polynesian culture

Since his childhood, Robert Jimenez dreamed of becoming a great illustrator inspired by his comics readings and all his favorite television series and films. His versatility as a cartoonist has allowed him to publish his illustration works in a large number and variety of formats, from book covers to art galleries. Now he makes a debut as playing cards designer with his first deck: TIKILANDIA.

For this deck, the artist has taken inspiration from one of his favorite themes, Polynesian culture and the ancestral Tikis, humanoid statues that represent the first man in Maori mythology.



Robert has not placed previous designs on cards but has created specific illustrations following a symmetrical traditional pattern for flashy and colorful cards with a fun touch. Many details taken from the most traditional New Zealand culture with constant references to Nature decorate the court cards. The numbered cards follow the traditional pips with a subtle customization. Funny monkeys in a jester costume are depicted in the jokers.



This is a campaign in which color stands out, with many add-ons and a high quality deck printed by the USPCC.

If you like it, visit the project website and raise your pledge.

Good luck!

About the Author

I’m Max, a Spanish playing card collector. Although my early days were chaotic and I collected almost any deck, over time I have been focusing my efforts and my budget in collecting Bicycle cards and other U.S.-manufactured decks.


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