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17 October
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The NATIONAL PLAYING CARDS COLLECTION DAY turns two years old. Happy birthday!

It seems like it was just yesterday and it’s been a year since I spoke about the recently inaugurated National Playing Cards Collection Day celebrated since last year every October 17th. It is, therefore, the second year in which playing cards collectors around the world can feel closer to the community and more important than ever. This initiative was designed by Alex Chin (Seasons Playing Cards), who has been working for years not only to make card design an art but…

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14 October
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FORMA Playing Cards. Geometry at the service of Cardistry

In search of fresh proposals for custom cards designed for cardistry, TCC Cardistry has collaborated with an expert illustrator to create a quite interesting deck: FORMA.     FORMA is the result of the work by Ale Urrutia, a Uruguayan designer based in China whose works are characterized by an intense use of color and simple forms. For this deck Ale has taken the basic geometric shapes as the main design elements, wisely combined with flat colors (blue, red and white)…

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14 October
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BICYCLE OPHIDIAN Playing Cards. The hypnotic beauty of the snake

This is not the first time Gambler’s Warehouse and Shapeshifters  team to create a deck. Following the success of both editions of Mystique, they have decided to collaborate in the campaign of the BICYCLE OPHIDIAN Playing Cards. The designs of Michael Encarnacao, the artist behind numerous and well-known decks, have some elements in common that make them very recognizable: elegance, mystery, elaborate details,… The Ophidian deck can not be less. The ever-present snake figure serves as inspiration for creating elaborate illustrations that meander…

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11 October
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND Playing Cards. The definitive RELAUNCH of a WONDERful deck

Two months ago I talked about a fresh and enjoyable deck inspired by the famous novel by Lewis Carrol and designed by Sasha Dounaevski. Unfortunately the campaign did not have the deserved reach but Sasha did not give up and continued trying to make his deck real. So, a few days ago, she relaunched ALICE IN WONDERLAND. This time Sasha has teamed up with Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) to relaunch these interesting cards. For this new campaign small changes have been…

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10 October
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BICYCLE decks relaunched by Collectable Playing Cards. A crazy world during the whole year

Collectable Playing Cards have relaunched in Kickstarter some of their previous campaigns. Here is a summary:   BICYCLE MAD WORLD     Inspired by old classic playing cards, the design has been carefully created like intricately crafted. All the deck has been intentionally aged getting that yellowed aspect and mixing the beauty of the traditional playing cards an some mystery behind the symbols and decorations of the aces and tuck case. The aged aspect has been created using digital techniques to make…

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27 September
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BICYCLE DOUBLE BLACK Playing Cards. The second edition of Gambler’s classic

More than three years ago, with two decades of experience in the playing cards market, Gambler’s Warehouse burst into the crowdfunding scene with a deck created by one of their most talented artists. Keeping the original enthusiasm of the first campaign, they have created a new and completely redesigned edition: BICYCLE DOUBLE BLACK 2nd Edition. Designed by Blackout Brother, this deck represents in some way the evolution of GWH in the playing cards scenario and their effort to satisfy their customers….

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22 September
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BICYCLE DRAGONLORD Playing Cards. The great symbol of traditional Chinese culture

TCC is a Chinese company that has created since 2011 playing cards that have become very popular all over the world. This time, they have teamed up with a European artists well known for his strange and sometimes disturbing designs, Sam Hayles, creator among others of the Karnival series produced by BBM. From this collaboration a new and interesting deck has appeared: BICYCLE DRAGONLORD.     Dragonlord is a tribute to the traditional Chinese culture through one of its main icons:…

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11 September
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CARTOMANCER Playing Cards. A deck to foresee, to play and to enjoy

Given the increasing number of decks created lately, it is not so common to find playing cards with a very deep inspiration. However today I present you a deck inspired by the human being, psychology, art, divination and many more things: CARTOMANCER. Cartomancer is much more than a set of divination cards, it is the dream of Alain Benoit, its creator, of offering a different deck, with original designs, in which each card tells its own story but, at the…

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11 September
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THE PLANETS: MERCURY Playing Cards. The first deck in a series of another world

When a few days ago David Goldklang (Vanda Cards) wrote to tell me about his next release I could not help showing my sincere joy. Having become one of the most popular brands through the minimalism of the Vanda Playing Cards series David begins a new creative adventure with THE PLANETS: MERCURY. After opening his “Artists series” with the Duel deck, David has worked with Srdjan Vidakovic (Widakk), a graphic designer based in Serbia specialized in retro-looking works for beverage companies. This collaboration has…

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06 September
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CRAZY DECK. An authentic madness

The total madness has infected the playing cards in the CRAZY DECK. ARTGANIS, a new studio created by the artist Natalia Silva, already well-known by all playing cards fans, opens with this release that will not leave anyone indifferent. This is a fresh deck, full of color and fun, in which everything is recognizable but everything is different and, above all, very crazy.     The cards have been completely customized from the traditional faces. Tongues, teeth, eyes … pips are…