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18 May
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THE HALLOWEEN DECK. Inspired by tradition and illustrated from the heart

Stephen W. Brandt is a talented and imaginative designer, illustrator and animator. He has created a new company, Swabbed Decks, to make an incursion into the card design world. His first work is THE HALLOWEEN DECK. Despite being a theme already used on other decks before, Stephen’s cards are completely different and depict their own interpretation, without filters, of this celebration, especially popular in the Anglosphere and “imported” by many other countries.     Stephen has hand-drawn every one of the…

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17 May
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Bicycle HERCULES Playing Cards. The strongest deck of the Olympus

Among the mythical characters of all times there is one that stands out for his strength and courage. Gambler’s Warehouse has released a new deck based on this hero: HERCULES. Hercules is the Roman name for Heracles, son of Zeus, the king of the gods, and the beautiful mortal Alcmena. He is, without a doubt, the most popular of the heroes in the Greek mythology. His adventures became so famous that they spread from town to town and from culture…

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15 May
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KNUCKLE HEAD Playing Cards. The deck where the characters come to life

Mark Ludy is a talented artist. His ability to communicate through his drawings has led him to success in many illustration works. Inspired by his own story and his desire to create something different, he has decided to embark on the adventure of playing cards design with KNUCKLE HEAD. Since childhood, Mark has felt the cards as a family fun tool with fond memories and he wanted to give the traditional deck his own vision in which the court characters…

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13 May
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THE PLANETS: MARS Playing Cards. The fourth stop in a trip through the solar system

After Mercury, Venus and Earth editions, David Goldklang (Vanda Cards) continues his journey through the solar system with the fourth deck of the series: THE PLANETS: MARS.     Illustrated by the Serbian Srdjan Vidakovic (Widakk), this series is dedicated to the planets of the Solar System. The artist’s work combines vintage aesthetics with elegance and luxury finishes. This fourth deck is dedicated to Mars, the red planet. Although we have usually imagined the Martians as strange creatures, advanced, with weird biological configurations…

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12 May
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SNAKE OIL ELIXIR deck. The cure for all your playing card ailments

The difference between a doctor and a quack in the eighteen and nineteenth century was not easy to find out. That image of the man who traveled from town to town in a caravan offering false healthy miracles remains in our retina thanks to literature and cinema. Randy Butterfield (Midnight Card Company) has designed a new deck to paid homage to the mounteback, that forerunner of false advertising and Internet’s fake remedies on the Internet: SNAKE OIL ELIXIR.     For…

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11 May
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CTHULHU CARDNOMICON Playing Cards. A new and interesting interpretation of Lovecraft’s fantasy world

The talent of Justin Hussain (Ace Collectable Cards) has given us awesome designs in decks plenty of creativity. He always wanted to produce a deck with the USPCC and he will do it very soon with CTHULHU CARDNOMICON. Lovecraft‘s work has already inspired a few decks. That fantasy world, full of extraordinary characters and beings is perfect to le any artist’s creativity loose. As a big fan of this fictional classic novel, Justin has made his own interpretation of this fantastic universe…

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10 May
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EL RECUERDO Playing cards. Mexican culture and history beautifully illustrated

Sviatoslav Pashchuk (Agitcom) is one of those designers whose work is worth of admiration. He is able to turn each card into a piece of art. He already did it in the Golden Age decks and now he presents his new creation: EL RECUERDO. For this deck the artist takes the tradition and culture of Mexico combining folkloric and historical elements in a very successful way. With just a pencil and a paper Sviatoslav has taken a variety of references and…

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09 May
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ENEIDA Playing Cards. Beauty inspired by a classic epic poem

In 1798, the poem “Eneida” by the Ukranian writer Ivan Kotliarevsky was published. In 2011, one of its multiples reprints in 2011 included as a complement a beautifully illustrated bridge deck with the same name was created and it became a huge success. Now, Fullhouse has launched a new edition: ENEIDA. Eneida tells a story inspired by Virgil’s Latin epopee and adapted to Ukrainian folklore and culture. This literary adaptation was illustrated on playing cards in a sublime way with…

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08 May
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HONEYBEE ELITE Playing Cards. Quality, design, price .. as sweet as honey

When a magic shop with international scope joins a renowned artist to create a playing cards line, the success is assured. That’s exactly what Penguin Magic did in 2015 by counting on Randy Butterfield to create the first edition of the HoneyBee Playing Cards. The success was brilliant and the first two editions sold out in a very short time so a second edition and a special edition using the Metalluxe back foiling technology were produced. That success was followed by…

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28 April
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ANCIENT WARRIORS Playing Cards. They arrive at your deck from all places and all times

Cultures, mythologies, adventures and histories blend with hardenedfrom different times and towns in ANCIENT WARRIORS. Produced by Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) and designed by Marcelo Simonetti, a Uruguayan designer specialized in illustrations of tale and comic book characters, this deck presents a collection of warriors brought from other times and from different parts of the world grouped in each suit. Thus, hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs show us Aztec warriors, knights and medieval royalty, Zulu fighters and Japanese nobles.     The numbered…