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28 June
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VIZAĜO Playing Cards relaunch. A new opportunity for happiness and color

After an undeservedly underfunded attempt, Annette Abolins has relaunched her deck VIZAĜO with some interesting changes that bring down the funding goal and move the project closer to the success. These changes include: Standard LPCC tuck box (with its semi-matte finish) Minimum print run of 900 decks Limited 1st Edition (shown on tuck box) Lower stretch goal for Lumino (blue deck), which will be unlocked at $18,500 AUD Vizaĝo is the Esperanto word for “face” and that’s exactly the inspiration for the…

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30 May
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VIZAĜO Playing Cards. Fill your face with joy and color

A few months ago I had the opportunity to talk to Annette Abolins. It was a pleasant discovery not only artistic but personal, since I found some of those human beings that really worth knowing. At that time I talked about her creations and her projects. The latest one has just been launched: VIZAĜO. Vizaĝo is the Esperanto word for “face” and that’s exactly the inspiration for the designs. Annette is fascinated by faces and she have drawn them almost…

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04 May
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EXPLORERS Playing Cards. Space adventures by Card Experiment

  After their first success in crowdfunding with the Realms decks, Card Experiment has retaken their first KS project, which was canceled to make some changes and improvements, and just released the new EXPLORERS Playing Cards. These new cards keeps the original inspiration in science fiction and space exploration, as well as amazing comic style illustrations, although it they have been revamped in colors and tuck cases. A simpler color scheme, with deep and dark background creates an interesting and mysterious…

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27 April
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AGENDA Playing Cards. The symbol of transformation through a beautiful deck

Based in Singapore, Flagrant Agenda is a street fashion label that designs apparels with a contemporary and urban overtone with a strong focus on graphics and illustrations. Influenced by their own surroundings and the daily issues in their social environments, this group of young entrepreneurs have found in the playing cards a fantastic way to express their art and have launched an interesting deck: AGENDA. Inspired by transformation and change, something that seems essential in many areas of our current social reality,…

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24 April
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ALEXANDRE DUMAS’ Playing Cards. The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers meet in a new adventure by Bona Fide Playing Cards

I always enjoy when classic literature and card design join together, but I do it even more if the design comes from good and talented friends. This is the case of the latest creation by Karin Yan (Bona Fide Playing Cards) that, after the success of their Nouveau series, launches two decks inspired by two classics of Alexandre Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.     Both decks depict illustrations of the characters of these exciting novels…

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25 February
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REALMS Playing Cards. With these decks you will live fantastic experiences for your karma

Some Far Eastern philosophical traditions describe Samsara as the life cycle, from the birth to the death and its later re-incarnation. According to these beliefs, we accumulate positive actions during our lives that give us karma and that determine our future and evolution. Inspired by these mystical beliefs, my friends of Card Experiment have launched a beautiful deck: REALMS.     REALMS has been delicately designed and completely customized to perfectly fit into the allegory it represents. An intricate back…

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04 February
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THE MUSIC BOX Playing Cards Relaunch. You can listen to the melody at least 1000 times

A few weeks ago I talked about an interesting and original project that was finally canceled for its improvement and relaunch. Let’s enjoy again THE MUSIC BOX. Although the essence and structure of the previous campaign remain the same, for this re-launch Classics Playing Cards have halved the funding goal. To do it, they have limited the edition to 1000 decks. Inspired by a traditional music box, the tuck case has an opening, design and finish similar to a real…

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08 January
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THE MUSIC BOX Playing Cards. Open the lid and enjoy the melody

Technological advances developed by the companies behind playing cards production allow creators to offer us better quality and more original products. The most recent and original proposal by Classics Playing Cards is THE MUSIC BOX. Inspired by a traditional music box, the tuck case has an opening, design and finish similar to a real music box, with a wooden look, a magnetic flap, embossing and gold foil. In addition, and this is the main novelty, when you open the lid,…

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04 December
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ARTIST INSIGHT: ANNETTE ABOLINS. NINE LIVES Cards and her upcoming project VIZAĜO

Writing for so many years in Max Playing Cards has provided me with fabulous moments (and also some bitter ones), because I have had the opportunity to know the human quality of artists whose talent is hidden behind the fabulous designs I talk about. And there are (fortunately many) occasions in which meeting those human-beings behind the artists makes it worth the effort and dedication to this work. One of those occasions came a few weeks ago, when I had…

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02 November
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GOLD IMPERIAL Playing Cards. Faberge eggs more luxurious than ever

While he enjoys the success of his latest campaign, ROME, Randy Butterfield (Midnight Card Company) has decided to launch his very first self-funded and self-fulfilled project: GOLD IMPERIAL. More than three years ago, Randy created a set of two original custom decks called Imperial. Inspired on the Fabergé eggs of the XIX Century and Imperial Russia and created from original 3D Models, the campaign was successfully funded but this Gold deck, created as a stretch gold, couldn’t be printed. After a few…