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TOP ACES OF WWI Playing Cards . The flying heroes of the Second Great War

After successfully funded a deck dedicated to the pilots of the First World War, Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards) has launched his new project: TOP ACES OF WWII. In this new deck, the artist pays tribute to the pilots of the Second World War with the use of his well-known illustration technique and with a…

DEVASTATION SILVER Playing Cards. The new and exclusive edition

After doing it with the special Blue Innovation, Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards), revisits an exclusive edition of one of his best and most acclaimed decks: DEVASTATION SILVER EDITION. With this campaign Jody recovers a fabulous design inspired by the use of weapons of mass destruction along the different periods of history. It is a…

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…

IRON HORSE Playing Cards. In your place, I would get them, stranger!

By 1885, Frank Hokey, and his band of outlaws, were poised to be remembered with the likes of Billy the Kid, Jesse James, and the Dalton Brothers… This is the beginning of a short story written by Ricky Cassford, who has been used by his friend Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards) as the inspiration for…

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…

TITANS Robber Barons Playing Cards. The most despicable way to achieve the success

The concept of “Robbers Barons” was coined by The New York Times to talk about unethical business practices in the mid-nineteenth century and has historically served to refer to these wealthy businessmen who have made fortune through marketing strategies surrounded by villainy, corruption and deceit. With this inspiration, a history lover, a designer and a friend…

Upcoming launch by Black Ink Playing Cards: TITANS Robber Barons Playing Cards

Next October 25th, Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards) will launch his latest creation, TITANS Robber Baron Edition, inspired by a business model based on unethical and abusive practices that became popular in the mid of the nineteenth century. This deck will also depict a group of women who dedicated their lives to free others from an oppressive…

INCEPTION Playing Cards launch. The search for knowledge has begun

A few days ago I spoke about the work in progress by Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards), the third deck of the series dedicated to inventors: INCEPTION. The campaign is on and some details have been changed so I will show you all the updated information and images. Like in the previous Innovation and Devastation successful campaigns,…

INCEPTION Playing Cards. The beginning of the search for knowledge

Every release by Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards) is a new bet of quality design. Detailed illustrations have customized elegant playing cards full of not only art but also history and emotion. His latest work is INCEPTION. In this deck, Jody keeps the inspiration about the human nature and the innate search for the knowledge. This is…

DEVASTATION Playing Cards. There is still hope

The tragedy of war is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst. Harry Emerson Fosdick   The perfectionist and talented artist, Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards), after the success of Innovation,  has just launched a new deck: DEVASTATION. Devastation reflects on the innate (and contradictory) human need of using weapons to kill their own kind….

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