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23 November
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EL DORADO – MAYA Playing Cards. The legend of gold in colorful ancient civilizations

After a first unfunded try, Emmanuel Valtierra, the creator of colorful playing cards inspired by ancient civilizations, relaunches the first deck of a new series: EL DORADO – MAYA.     Inspired by the Mayan culture and symbolism, emperors, gods, women and animals taken from ancient codex are depicted in the court cards in a completely customized deck, full of interesting details. For the relaunch, the artist has created two different editions. The Golden Edition shows a monochrome design in metallic colors with gold…

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11 October
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EL DORADO – MAYA Playing Cards. The legend of gold in ancient civilizations

Emmanuel Valtierra is already well-known in the playing cards small world for his series about ancestral cultures. Following his success, and going on with artwork based on ancient civilizations, he launches the first of a new series: EL DORADO – MAYA. Inspired by the Mayan culture and symbolism, these new cards leave the colorful aspect of their predecessors towards a more sober ones, which keep the artist’s unmistakable style but with a monochrome design in metallic colors with gold faces…

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05 March
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JAPANESE SCROLLS Playing Cards. Color and tradition of the Japanese culture

A fun and colorful style inspired by ancient civilizations has provided Emmanuel Valtierra with a group of fans that have funded two decks and encouraged him to produce the third one: JAPANESE SCROLLS. After the Aztec world in Aztec Codex and the Egyptian in Glyphs, Emmanuel jumps to another continent to create a unique deck inspired by Japanese culture and its traditions. Samurais, geishas, mythological animals, masks … all of classical symbolism is present this deck with traditional Japanese ancient…

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05 September
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EGYPTIAN GLYPHS Playing Cards. Colorful pharaohs and gods of antiquity

After successfully fulfilling his Aztec Codex campaign, Emmanuel Valtierra has just released the second deck of the series: EGYPTIAN GLYPHS.     In this second creation, Emmanuel makes his own colorful interpretation of the ancient Egyptian culture. Inspired by the hieroglyphic art, each and every one of the cards looks like a papyrus with its own design. The symbolism has been carefully studied and court cards and jokers depict divine and earthly characters like the pharaohs Tutankhamun or Ramses, Queen Cleopatra, farm workers…

19 May
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Aztec Codex Playing Cards. The Ancient Culture with a fun and colorful touch

  Emmanuel Valtierra is a versatile artist in love with design and music. One of his latest projects is a deck of cards just released: Aztec Codex. Born in Texas, Emmanuel lived and grew for 15 years in northern Mexico, where he could drink from the sources of such a rich artistic culture. Inspired by the ancient Aztec civilization, the artist has given these cards his own personality with fun and colorful designs that find their sense on the deepest roots…

06 January
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Bicycle Ancient Machine Playing Cards. Futuristic robots of the past times

  The last playing cards campaign by Collectable Playing Cards mixes the Ancient Civilizations with the modern robots themes: Bicycle Ancient Machine. With an old and worn background, designs refer to the tradicional characters and with their weapons and objects but turned into robotic warriors. Everything in the deck has been redesigned from the pips to the jokers, including a deep geometric back design. The deck will be printed by the USPCC in print run of no more than 4,000 copies…