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03 February
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METROPOL ONE HUNDRED Playing Cards. One hundred minimalist decks for one hundred backers

Minimalist card fans and cardists will be definitely familiar with the Metropol decks, colorful designs by Mike Lambert (Metropol Cards) from two successful campaigns. Now Mike has launched a new and unique campaign: METROPOL ONE HUNDRED.     Metropol One Hundred is something different from its predecessors. Keeping the same pattern in numbered cards and, especially, in court cards, the designs are somewhat more elaborate and sharp, with white background in faces and dark backs, less use of colors, more sober and…

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30 January
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ROYAL Playing Cards. The new style of Natalia Silva, the portraitist of the kingdom

Natalia Silva, a regular friend of Max Playing Cards, usually gives us her vector style so fun and personal. Now she offers a complete turn in her habitual style with a new deck: ROYAL.     ROYAL explores a new dimension of Natalia’s talent through much more elaborate and complex designs. Inspired by European royalty from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries, the court cards depict famous kings and queens from this convulsive historical time full of intrigue, succession, betrayal…

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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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27 January
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BRANLE TESORO Playing Cards. The refined double foiled luxury of the 16th century

Playing cards printers do not stop investigating in the search of alternatives to offer novel and surprising products. Embossing and foiled tuck cases and cards have already become powerful added values that large companies have made use of to sell more and more decks. New materials, finishes and extras go on surprising card fans. Noir Arts (NPCC) is a small printing company that has made great efforts to compete with “the big ones” though a constant investment in new techniques and…

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25 January
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FIENDS OF FOLKLORE Playing Cards. From the table to the deck

Sometimes the inspiration for playing cards comes from other table or card games. This is the case of Fiends of Folklore Playing Cards. Ghastly Games is a small company dedicated to the creation of table games with a macabre touch. After several successful campaigns with their Ghost Hunter series, Fiends of Folklore has been conceived as a poker deck inspired by the series which collects the most traditional creatures: monsters, witches, vampires and spirits.     The project uses an…