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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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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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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 July
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BICYCLE CODEX Playing Cards. The most luxurious mysteries and secrets of the Freemasonry

While finishing the latest production details of their previous Bicycle Premium deck, our Elite Playing Cards friends launch their new BICYCLE CODEX Playing Cards. For all those Elite fans, recognizing this deck as one of their creations is not difficult at all. However, the detailed observation of the designs is stimulating and original.     Inspired by secret societies, especially in Freemasonry, and designed from the usual elegance, luxury and beauty of their productions, CODEX cards are, however, different from what has…

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07 July
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The three latest Bicycle decks by Collectable Playing Cards. Vintage, dangerous and optimist

Let’s check the active projects by Collectable Playing Cards in Kickstarter at this moment:   BICYCLE VINTAGE CLASSIC     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 each card unique.  …

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09 June
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BICYCLE BLIZZARD Playing cards. Complete your collection of Natural Disasters

  Only a few months ago, Volcano Playing Cards begun the series of Natural Disasters that ends in a couple of days with BICYCLE BLIZZARD.     This series by Collectable Playing Cards has depicted throughout 7 proposals a set of decks dedicated to the great catastrophes by Mother Nature. Designed by Juniardi Satyanagara, the designs of all of them follow the same pattern, based on the traditional playing cards but with the customization of pips and the faces using different color schemes…

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26 May
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RIDER BACK METAL DECK BLUE Edition Playing Cards. Here it is! And you can not miss it

It’s here! The second and definitive version of the mythical deck: BICYCLE RIDER BACK METAL BLUE Edition. I spoke some days ago about the history of this deck, one of my most beloved creations, which is now available. A renewed METAL deck, with a new and intense blue color. Although the original faces design have been kept, both the ace of spades and the back also have the new blue color. Furthermore, I have been working along last months making…

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15 May
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RIDER BACK METAL DECK BLUE Edition Playing Cards. ONE week to launch

The BICYCLE METAL RIDER BACK deck opened the TEXTURE SERIES that I created from my deep passion for playing cards. It was not an award-winning deck nor received the support of professional media or magic and marketing gurus, but the campaign exceeded all my expectations, with more than 1000 backers and more than 5000 decks printed. More than two years later, it is virtually impossible to get the Metal Rider Back. It is completely sold out everywhere and only some sellers in…