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15 September
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ANGELOLOGIE Playing Cards. An angelic deck!

After his success Demonologie, Emmanuel Valtierra dedicates his new deck to the kindly celestial forces: ANGELOLOGIE.     Each one of the court cards is dedicated to an angel, whose illustrations have been inspired by old books and manuscripts. It is possible to distinguish the different artistic styles in the cards as well as historical details told through the images to describe the different winged characters. The artists keeps that old book style and that well-known colorful touch. All the…

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05 September
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GHOUL GUYS Playing Cards. A child’s imagination produces funny monsters

The decks of Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) never go unnoticed. Will is determined to offer us visually stimulating playing cards and now he does it again with GHOUL GUYS. It is a very special deck since it was designed by Elijah Hayles, a 11 year old boy. The surname may be familiar to you because, in effect, he is the son of well-known artist Sam Hayles who has already worked with Will in other decks.   From the young artist’s imagination arise monstrous…

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04 September
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MASQUERADE MARDI GRAS Playing Cards. The successful relaunch of the colorist carnival

After trying it a few months ago, BrainVessel team has decided to successfully relaunch beautiful and colorful deck of their “Artist Series”: MASQUERADE MARDI GRAS. Masquerade Mardi Gras has been illustrated by Denyse Klette, a Canadian artist with a huge talent for drawing and painting, tireless and imaginative illustrator and creative as well as a renowned sculptor. With a very personal style, fun and a little crazy, the court cards illustrations have carnivalesque reminiscences, with an interesting combination of natural elements and body parts with the…

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10 July
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ART OF PLAY latest releases. When art becomes Playing Cards

Art Of Play was created in 2013 by the popular magicians Dan&Dave with the aim of offering a carefully selected collection of  designer playing cards. Although they have expanded their business to other items such as puzzles and games, playing cards are still the flagship product. With all these items they have built an image that mixes beauty and elegance with mystery and, of course, magic. Among their activities, Art Of Play also produces their own line of decks teaming…

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03 July
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MASQUERADE MARDI GRAS Playing Cards. Brain Vessel’s Carnival fills with color

After succesfully completing the campaign in which they offered the second deck of their “Artist Series”, BrainVessel team has decided to fulfill the wish of many of their backers who saw with sadness how the Mardi Gras edition, offered as a stretch goal, could not be unlocked. Thus, they have just launched a new campaign to create this beautiful and colorful deck: MASQUERADE MARDI GRAS. Masquerade Mardi Gras has been illustrated by Denyse Klette, a Canadian artist with a huge talent for drawing…

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24 June
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EL RECUERDO: MUERTOS ILUMINADOS Playing Cards. The fourth deck of a series full of beauty and tradition

One month ago, Sviatoslav Pashchuk (Agitcom) launched his decks EL RECUERDO. His talent as a designer made this campaign a success in which all stretch goals were unlocked including the three editions offered as stretch goals.     The artist also created a very special fourth edition that wasn’t funded and has been just released in a new campaign: EL RECUERDO: Muertos Iluminados.     This deck brings new designs on faces, back and tuck case although it keeps as reference the…

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10 May
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EL RECUERDO Playing cards. Mexican culture and history beautifully illustrated

Sviatoslav Pashchuk (Agitcom) is one of those designers whose work is worth of admiration. He is able to turn each card into a piece of art. He already did it in the Golden Age decks and now he presents his new creation: EL RECUERDO. For this deck the artist takes the tradition and culture of Mexico combining folkloric and historical elements in a very successful way. With just a pencil and a paper Sviatoslav has taken a variety of references and…

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09 May
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ENEIDA Playing Cards. Beauty inspired by a classic epic poem

In 1798, the poem “Eneida” by the Ukranian writer Ivan Kotliarevsky was published. In 2011, one of its multiples reprints in 2011 included as a complement a beautifully illustrated bridge deck with the same name was created and it became a huge success. Now, Fullhouse has launched a new edition: ENEIDA. Eneida tells a story inspired by Virgil’s Latin epopee and adapted to Ukrainian folklore and culture. This literary adaptation was illustrated on playing cards in a sublime way with…

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15 April
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CHARLEMAGNE Playing Cards. The beautiful inspiration of a great Russian artist

Inside an ocean of card projects (to be honest, some better than others) sometimes you find small hidden gems that do not have the impact they should but that are full with history. This is the case of CHARLEMAGNE Playing Cards. Adolf Charlemagne was a renowned and talented Russian artist of the nineteenth century known for his historical, genre and battles scenes. Charlemagne was also the creator of a new unified design for the Russian playing cards, whose origins and…

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13 April
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MASQUERADE Playing Cards. The second deck of Brain Vessel’s Artist Series

After emerging on the playing cards stage in 2014 with their Seven Seas series, BrainVessel embarked on a new adventure called “Artist Series”. In the eternal and passionate search for talent turned into cards, they decided, with this series, to convert each deck into a collection of canvases where different artists could give free rein to their creativity. After the first campaign, Bones, illustrated by Jason Kreiger, one of their leading artists, they now launches their second Artists Series project: MASQUERADE….