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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….

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06 February
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ECLIPTIC Playing Cards. The zodiacal universe according to Chris Ovdiyenko

There are artists who are missed when they don’t created new decks for a while. This is the case of Chris Ovdiyenko, one of the most talented and successful artists on the playing cards crowdfunding scenario. After achieving overwhelming victory with Arcana, Oracle or Calaveras, where thousands of backers bet for his designs, Chris strikes back with something new and different: ECLIPTIC. Taking inspiration from the stars and the zodiacal constellations, Chris decided a year ago to create a different…

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16 January
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DEMONOLOGIE Playing Cards. It’s evil! … but it’s good

Inspired by ancient civilizations, old manuscripts and ancestral paintings, Emmanuel Valtierra has always offered us a very personal vision of millenary cultures. After five successful campaigns in which he has created a total of six decks, Emmanuel launches his new creation: DEMONOLOGIE.     Each of the court cards in the deck is dedicated to a character linked to evil. Demons, fallen angels or malignant creatures decorate the faces with an old book style and that well-known colorful touch of…

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15 January
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Artist Playing Cards. Let’s drink some tea or, better, let’s enjoy it in these amazing portraits

Carne Griffiths is a renowned artist based in UK who worked for years in the embroidery design. He decided, in 2010, to follow his dream and dedicate himself to his great passion: painting and drawing. That decision has led him to the success with exhibitions in galleries around the world. He uses an interesting technique with calligraphic inks, graphite and liquids (such as tea and alcohol). This technique and his talent produce captivating portraits that combine the abstract and the figurative…