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16 August
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Golden Age Playing Cards. A fantasy world with amazing illustrations

Playing cards design has allowed talented artists to find new forms of expression. One of the best artists I have had the opportunity to meet is the Ukrainian Sviatoslav Pashchuk (Agitcom) who, although he has not yet had much luck in his foray into the playing cards world, still has much to say and to offer because his illustrations are extremely beautiful and full of quality and realism. Now, he has just released his latest proposal: GOLDEN AGE.     Taking inspiration from Neil…

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15 August
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BICYCLE WIND-UP Playing Cards. Have fun with these toys from the past

In a technological world, these little spring-powered brass toys bring some of us memories of our childhood and everyone a fond feeling. Spaaaade&Co, a young company gathered to make original and high quality decks in collaboration with creative and talented artists, pays homage to these toys in their latest creation: BICYCLE WIND-UP.     Artist Hwan Uk Choe (Hanuku) has made beautiful illustrations with a simple and captivating retro style. Aces and court cards represent fun wind-up toys while numbered cards…

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12 August
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AESIR FOIL TUCK Playing cards. Viking mythology in the most luxurious tuck cases

Since Doug Frye launched the very first Aesir deck in 2014, hundreds of card fans have been able to enjoy this world inspired by Viking mythology and its prophecy about the end of the world. Several editions have been created after that but Doug wanted to create something very special so he has launched his new campaign: AESIR FOIL TUCK. For this project, three luxury tuck cases in blue, red and black have been created. To make them more unique…

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08 August
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND Playing Cards. Eat me, drink me, enjoy me

Sasha Dounaevski is a restless soul. Born in Belarus, when she was 18 traveled to Israel for a six-month adventure and she has been living there for 22 years. During all this time, she has trained and grown as a graphic designer and teacher at a local school. Photography, painting, handmade are some of her hobbies. Interested in the crowdfunding philosophy, she found some playing card projects that amazed her and decided to create her own deck. Thus, she has…

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04 August
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DREAM v2 Playing Cards. The geometry between the real and the imaginary

Bicycle Dream was one of the most popular releases by Card Experiment. Inspired by the world of dreams and the relationship between the real and the imaginary, the second edition is here: DREAM v2.     If the first edition was full of details and designs made with visual labyrinths, this second edition offers a much simpler and minimalist look that keeps its essence with a more basic color combination in red, blue and white that emphasizes its geometry and…

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03 August
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RIDERS OF THE APOCALYPSE Playing Cards. The end of the world beautifully illustrated

For his quality, not only as a human-being but as an amazing illustrator, Justin Hussain (Ace Collectable Cards) has become one of our favorite artists. After Four Seasons and HorRoar!, Justin offers us his most recent creation: RIDERS OF THE APOCALYPSE.     Inspired by the famous biblical paragraph about the end of the world, the cards depict in each suit the allegories of conquest, war, famine and death. The horses and their horsemen are the protagonists of the court cards. The…

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02 August
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LUXX REDUX Playing Cards. The last edition of the elegant series by JP Games

Inspired by traditional cards but with a different, elegant and custom twist, in 2014, JP Playing Cards (JP Games), launched the first deck of the LUXX series, designed by my old friend Randy Butterfield (Midnight Card Company). that inaugurated JP’s new own brand. After the successful release, Paul Middleton teamed again with Randy and also with Rick Davidson to continue the series with other beautiful LUXX editions. After several months working on the details, JP has just released the last one of the series: LUXX…

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27 July
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MUERTOS ANIMALS EDITION Playing Cards by Natalia Silva. Pets join the fiesta

Less than two weeks ago I was talking about MUERTOS Playing Cards by Natalia Silva. The campaign was successfully funded and Natalia brings us the second part of this series dedicated to traditional Mexican celebration but with a very original style: MUERTOS ANIMALS EDITION.       The inspiration and the vector and colorful style are still present in this deck replacing the classic human skulls by those of fun animals.     Dark purple backgrounds, elaborated designs full of details and…

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21 July
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CHICKEN Playing Cards. Kings and queens arrive clucking

PlayingCardsDecks.com is a young company passionate about playing cards, with a significant previous experience in the commercial sector, that was created a few months ago. Although their main activity is the playing cards supply, they have been working with different designers in order to produce their own decks. Now, they begin their crowdfunding venture launching their very first deck: CHICKEN. Chicken is the first playing card work by the Canadian Susan Krupp, an experienced book covers and children’s books illustrator. With…

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16 July
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MUERTOS Playing Cards by Natalia Silva. The fun interpretation of the Mexican celebration

For several years, Natalia Silva has offered us decks with a very personal style. After her popular series dedicated to Russian folklore, she successfully combined these designs with the popular Mexican culture in Calaveras de Azúcar. Now, a new deck joins the collection: MUERTOS.     Using the well-known vector and colorful style, MUERTOS playing cards perfectly represent the aesthetic spirit of the great Mexican Day of the Dead celebration that has been the inspiration for so many decks along last…