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02 October
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LUXX Palme Playing Cards. Elegance inspired by Paisley pattern. PRE-SALE

When the first LUXX decks were released, they were defined as the beginning of a brand that would become the distinguishing mark of JP Playing Cards. After two versions of that original deck designed by Randy Butterfield, JP launches the new LUXX PALME. LUXX PALME has been designed by Rick Davidson, the creator behind Origins. Although this deck goes on with the elegance and harmony of the whole series, Rick’s style is present in every card. The artwork is inspired by the Paisley pattern, very well known…

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28 September
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JL MAGIC’s Playing Cards. A PUZZLE of SCRATCHES drawn by CHILDREN

JL MAGIC is one of the most important Magic Wholesalers based in Asia and composed by a group of enthusiastic and kind professionals. They have an interesting stock of magic tricks and playing cards and manufacture and sell tricks performed by the most relevant magicians in Korea (Lukas, Yu Ho Jin, Eun gyeul Lee,  Charming Choi, Hyun Jun Choi). I have had the opportunity to contact them and we have talked about their own playing cards division where they have already released two decks and are…

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25 September
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Bicycle GNOMES Playing Cards. These cards are small but strong

Although they have been represented many times with different aspects, gnomes have an interesting and rich history over centuries of stories, legends and mythologies. The latest deck by Collectable Playing Cards is inspired by these mythical characters: Bicycle GNOMES.     Designed by Alan Vadell, the artist behind Robotics and Pin-Up, the court cards show us different interpretations of these small beings with different jobs and skills. The deck is completely customized and an aged background and natural motifs integrate seamlessly…

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20 September
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NOUVEAU Playing Cards. The definitive campaign of the UC 2016 Deck

The time has come, and the best predictions are fulfilled for NOUVEAU. I talked about it a few weeks ago when I announced that it would become the United Cardists 2016 Official Deck. At that time I interviewed its creator, Karin Yan (Bona Fide Playing Cards) and its producer, Mike Ratledge (United Cardists), who gave me details about the next future. The project is already a reality, and after the first day of campaign, the deck is almost funded, breaking an unpleasant…

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05 September
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EGYPTIAN GLYPHS Playing Cards. Colorful pharaohs and gods of antiquity

After successfully fulfilling his Aztec Codex campaign, Emmanuel Valtierra has just released the second deck of the series: EGYPTIAN GLYPHS.     In this second creation, Emmanuel makes his own colorful interpretation of the ancient Egyptian culture. Inspired by the hieroglyphic art, each and every one of the cards looks like a papyrus with its own design. The symbolism has been carefully studied and court cards and jokers depict divine and earthly characters like the pharaohs Tutankhamun or Ramses, Queen Cleopatra, farm workers…

30 June
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TeaTime Silhouette Playing Cards. Beautiful, romantic and obscure shapes

  Fyodor Krasniy is an artist that created a silhouette deck around 3 years ago. He decided to remastering it and launch a new campaign through crowdfunding in Kickstarter: Tea Time Silhouette. Working on this new deck, Fyodor found the process more and more stimulant and decided to make something more than a simple adaptation. Therefore, he gave the designs a much more textured romantic and dark feel, compared to first deck which was much more austere.     The…

17 June
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Viridian Playing Cards. The new creation by the not so new Trikard Projects group

  The first time the Indonesian artist Adey Suryana and the team behind the friend website Kardify worked together, they produced Aquila, two nice decks that were a great success. Now, under the new seal TriKard Projects, they have launched their new creation: VIRIDIAN.     Viridian is one of those creations inspired by traditional cards, with intricate and beautiful designs which blend the delicate lines with organic inspiration in the back and the beautiful simplicity of clean pips with a vintage…

14 June
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Vanda Violet Playing Cards. The minimalist design in purple blue

  Vanda decks pioneered projects of minimalist decks in Kickstarter. It was a great success and the starting point of David GoldKlang as a playing cards designer. After launching new works such as Polaris, Mustache and Bacon, David has created the Violet version of Vanda cards. This version joins its predecessors Golden and Crimson which, by the way, is sold out at the official store and you can get it only in the secondary market. I admit my predilection for these…

13 June
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Animagique Playing Cards. Fantastic Beasts you wouldn’t like to face

  Going on with an established style of outstanding illustrations and a great service and quality,  Noir Arts launches a new campaign: ANIMAGIQUE. With a fantastic inspiration of “humanized” animals, the illustrations of this new deck, made by Denis Sirotinin, are a show of talent at the service of good taste and detail. Coats of arms, magnificent animals represented as kings and knights, colorful designs and an interesting mix of elements taken from traditional designs of worldwide playing cards. Everything is integrated…

29 May
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Pr1me ARTE Playing Cards available. Ready to frame!

  A few weeks ago I gave first news about the launch of the latest deck by Pr1me Playing Cards: ARTE . The launch of this artistic deck has arrived. ARTE deck is inspired by some of the greatest masters of painting, a tribute to those geniuses. Aces and court show how classic artists like Manet, Caravaggio or Picasso would interpret each card. Thus we have the androgynous Jack by Magritte, the weird King by Kandinsky or the asymmetric Queen by Picasso. There is a…