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20 February
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HYPNOTIK Playing Cards. Stare fixedly at this back

Crowfunding has not only served to make new creators convert their designs in real cards, but also many consolidated companies traditionally dedicated to the playing cards market have found the opportunity to launch cards with their own label. This is the case of Sven Philipp (Spielkartenshop.com), an online store with one of the largest playing card catalogs in Europe. They have just started their new crowdfunding adventure the HYPNOTIK deck.     For this first campaign, Sven offers a deck…

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19 February
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SILVER SACKBUT V2 Playing Cards. The second edition of the vintage spirit of Las Vegas

Almost a year ago Magic Square, a young Chinese company dedicated to the sale of cards and products for magic, successfully launched the first edition of the Silver Sackbut. The fantastic welcome fans gave to it makes them decide to launch a second edition: SILVER SACKBUT v2. The vintage style of grand casinos continues to have a big impact on the card market and, therefore, this new edition offers four more colors and the best card quality. Inspired by Hong…

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18 February
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The latest releases by Collectable Playing Cards. Bright exclusivity and oriental design

Collectable Playing Cards offers us once more two interesting Bicycle decks:   BICYCLE PRISM GILDED LIMITED RED     Following the success of the Prism Gilded deck that offered an amazing iridescent finish on the side of a Bicycle deck, CPC has launched the second edition of this deck, this time in red. That red will be applied to the tuck case shine and also to the gilding. Again, it is a reprint of the original cards, a Bicycle deck with standard…

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12 February
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FCKYRBRND Playing Cards. A new brand born of passion

Joey Minor has been doing doing magic for seventeen years and after high school he got a degree in Graphic Design. Collecting cards became a hobby and also an escape route in a difficult personal moment. His activity on Instagram at this stage connected all these episodes of his life: design, magic and collecting, through the playing cards design. After creating several decks and trying to print them a couple of times without success, the loss of his father made…

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11 February
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THE SISTERHOOD OF BLOOD vol.2 Playing Cards. The most beautiful and dangerous vampires of the 19th century are back

Mixing the beautiful and the mysterious, almost terrifying, is something that Kirk Slater (52Ravens) knows how to do with mastery. After “The Coven” and “Sisterhood of Blood“, Kirk has relaunched the second part of his most recent work: THE SISTERHOOD OF BLOOD vol.2. Sisterhood of Blood is not just a deck, but a visual representation of a story starring a group of bloodthirsty women. Kirk not only created the first deck but also the first volume of a book (which he…

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09 February
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THE PLANETS: VENUS Playing Cards. The second deck closest to the sun

A few months ago David Goldklang (Vanda Cards) launched Mercury, the first deck of a new series illustrated by the Serbian Srdjan Vidakovic (Widakk) dedicated to the planets of the Solar System. The second deck is already underway: THE PLANETS: VENUS.     VENUS keeps the common style of the series, with charming designs of pointy-eared characters like taken from a story. The flat colors give a retro look to the illustrations that together with the customization of pips and indexes make this a…

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08 February
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KING’S GAME Playing Cards. A different and creative way to understand Chess

Based in Spain, Karin Yan (Bona Fide Playing Cards) has always known how to combine a taste for avant-garde design and a deep respect for traditional cards. Her Nouveau series is a clear example of that, with reminiscences of the Spanish cards and the design elements of an artistic style marked by elegance and adornment. Her interest in art and literature also led her to create two decks inspired by the work of Alexandre Dumas. Her new campaign is something completely different…

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06 February
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ECLIPTIC Playing Cards. The zodiacal universe according to Chris Ovdiyenko

There are artists who are missed when they don’t created new decks for a while. This is the case of Chris Ovdiyenko, one of the most talented and successful artists on the playing cards crowdfunding scenario. After achieving overwhelming victory with Arcana, Oracle or Calaveras, where thousands of backers bet for his designs, Chris strikes back with something new and different: ECLIPTIC. Taking inspiration from the stars and the zodiacal constellations, Chris decided a year ago to create a different…

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05 February
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BICYCLE MONSTER Playing Cards. Monsters are not so terrifying

Since his fisrt own crowdfunding project in mid-2017, Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) has not stopped offering us a wide variety of designs collaborating with all kind of style artists from around the world. His new deck  is BICYCLE MONSTER. Designed by the American artist Joe M. Ruiz (studio Urge), the illustrations are inspired by traditional monsters but from a funny vision and a fairly mature comic style.     Each one of the suits represents a group of monsters, from the aquatics…

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04 February
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BICYCLE ANTAGON deck. Beautiful and enigmatic medieval women take the playing cards power

Michele Spatola is one of those creators full of passion and tenacity. He has launched several projects that unfortunately (and sometimes unfairly) have not been funded. Now, he takes a step forward to offer a very interesting deck: BICYCLE ANTAGON. Following the style of his previous unfunded deck “Kingdom of the fourteen ladies”, Michele has assembled a set of beautiful hyperrealistic illustrations of women made by talented designers to be depicted int he court cards and jokers. These women are…