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25 April
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BICYCLE MYSTIQUE BLUE Playing Cards. The soul of the deck is blue now

After the succes of the Mystique deck created by Shape Shifters Playing Cards, Gambler’s Warehouse has launched a second edition: BICYCLE MYSTIQUE BLUE.     Designed by Michael Encarnacao, the artist behind Paragon, his first solo deck after collaborating on many successful projects with other companies, Mystique represents the union of the soul with the divine, a link that allows the communication with the spiritual. This mix of emotions is represented in this deck through a very detailed and ornate artwork, with the so personal style,…

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31 March
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BICYCLE EARTHQUAKE and TORNADO Playing Cards. Two more disasters… but not the last

Collectable Playing Cards began a few months ago a series of decks dedicated to natural disasters. Following Volcano and Wildfire, EARTHQUAKE and TORNADO campaigns are currently in progress.     Both decks keep the same aesthetics of the series, with traditional structure and design but with new color schemes and customized pips. The color scheme is based on the natural phenomenon each one represents, taking black and brown in EARTHQUAKE and black and blue-gray for TORNADO.     Both campaigns…

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23 March
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BICYCLE PREMIUM Playing Cards. The latest refined deck by Elite

All the decks made by Elite Playing Cards share a style and a personal signature: elegant, luxurious, ornate and detailed. The most recent one has been launched: BICYCLE PREMIUM.     The complex designs join the codes and symbols hidden in every corner of the cards in this deck in which tuck case, the brightest gold contrasts with the velvety black. No resources have been spared to make this deck a real beauty. On Bicycle stock and linen finish, the USPCC will use…

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26 February
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Latest releases by Collectable Playing Cards decks. Fire and modern classicism surrounded by explosions

As in previous occasions, several playing cards produced by the prolific Collectable Playing Cards have been launched at the same time. Therefore, in this article I will tell you their three projects that are now available in Kickstarter with different styles and themes.     BICYCLE WILDFIRE     This is the second deck of the series of natural disasters that began a few weeks ago with the Volcano deck. Given the theme, Wildfire remembers the first deck in the series,…

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24 February
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Bicycle BREW HOUSE decks. Playing cards to be served ice-cold

Some people think (I am one of them) that there are not many pleasures in the life comparable to an ice cold glass (or even a mug) of beer. There is a whole culture around the beer specially having in mind it is one of the oldest drinks in the man history. Inspired by the beer and by the advertisements from early 1900, we can find a new playing cards project: BREW HOUSE. The artist behind the design, Daniel J. Kroemer,…

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21 February
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Reprints by ALBINO DRAGON. Relaunch of the campaign to get the most popular playing cards

A few days ago I talked about an initiative by Albino Dragon to reprint some of their most famous decks. The project amazed many backers and also caused some confusion so that, even though the project was already funded, Erik Dahlman took the discerning decision of cancelling the campaign and make some adjustments to make it more consistent and clear. Now, the NEW PROJECT IS LIVE!. Albino Dragon has been a company able to lead the production of playing cards…

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07 February
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DAY OF THE DOLLS Playing Cards: BOMBSHELL Edition. A real bomb of illustrated beauties

Exactly one year ago, Stephen Lewis launched a magnificently illustrated deck. Unfortunately, the project was a bit ambitious (with four different decks) and wasn’t funded. Luckily, Stephen is back with a much better campaign: DAY OF THE DOLLS: BOMBSHELL EDITION.     This deck mixes two of the most popular themes for playing cards fans according the latest successful projects and classic collecting trends: pinups and Day of the Dead.     Stephen partnered with the artist Michael Axt to hand draw illustrations and convert…

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05 February
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BICYCLE VOLCANO Playing cards. Get ready for a series of seven natural disasters

Collectable Playing Cards suggests us a new deck: BICYCLE VOLCANO.     Volcano is the first in a series of seven decks dedicated to natural disasters and designed by Juniardi Satyanagara, an artist who has worked many times with CPC. The colors of lava and fire are the protagonists in the designs that keeps the structure of the traditional cards but with a customization in suits and color combinations in the court cards. The black background will highlight the strength of the vivid…

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29 January
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BICYCLE MYSTIQUE Playing Cards. Relaunch of a soulful deck

Almost a year ago, Shape Shifters Playing Cards launched the Mystique deck project. Despite its interesting design, it was not funded and, fortunately, Gambler’s Warehouse has decided to acquire that designs and launch it again to make it real in the new campaign of BICYCLE MYSTIQUE.     Designed by Michael Encarnacao, the artist behind Paragon, his first solo deck after collaborating on many successful projects with other companies, Mystique represents the union of the soul with the divine, a link that allows…

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23 January
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Reprints by ALBINO DRAGON. A second chance to get the most popular playing cards

Albino Dragon has been a company able to lead the production of playing cards through the crowdfunding to the top. Their successes over the years have been epic achieving funding records in their creations. Although they printed thousands of decks, many of them have already been sold out so they have decided to launch, in a single campaign, new reprints of the best known playing cards by ALBINO DRAGON.     The campaign is quite simple. While funding increases, new…