Browse by Tag - Bicycle

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09 January
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BICYCLE DIVIDE OF A NATION Playing Cards. Political conspiracies and hidden treasures

The history of the United States is full of secrets, mysteries and conspiracies. If there is an expert in converting that part of the history into playing cards, it is precisely Robert Tomlinson (Barclay Mountain Co.). After his success with Rise of a Nation, which opened the Decoded History series and talked about the secrets behind the creation of the United States and the important role of Freemasonry in that process, Robert launches the second deck of the series: DIVIDE…

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17 December
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BICYCLE ERFWORLD decks. Characters from the webcomic universe visit the world of playing cards

Both worlds of comic and playing cards join together in the most recent project by Rob Balder: BICYCLE ERFWORLD. Rob created a fiction universe called Erfworld exactly 10 years ago with the help of talented illustrators like Jamie Noguchi and David Hahn at the beginning, followed by Xin Ye (in 2009) and Lauri Ahonen (last year), both great fans of the history. Rob is not new at all in crowdfunding. He has a long experience and a fantastic group of loyal…

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11 December
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BICYCLE HEIR Playing Cards. Parents and children from the most remote places of space and time

Collectable Playing Cards has just launched a new deck: BICYCLE HEIR.     The designs of the court cards, which include characters as diverse as royalty, aliens, future visitors and zombies, show the reflection of fathers and mothers in their sons and daughters taking advantage of that duality of the traditional mirrored court card pattern. With hand-painted portraits and a comic style, the deck is quite original and also very funny.     If funded, it will be printed by the…

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13 November
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BICYCLE CINEMA Playing Cards. The kings of the Seventh Art

If we combine the traditional playing cards with a Classic Cinema atmosphere we get the new deck just released by Collectable Playing Cards: BICYCLE CINEMA. Inspired by the golden age of film industry, the artwork of Bicycle CINEMA shows a retro style with yellowed colors and a nice customization. Each card looks like a piece of film strip with its classical  side holes and an original pattern with parts of the previous and next frame.     One of the…

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30 October
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MIDDLE KINGDOM GOLD AND SILVER Playing Cards. New editions with much more relief

Middle Kingdom Bicycle White and Black were two successful campaigns created by Doug Frye in collaboration with Deveo Media. After completing the fulfillment of both decks, this team of mythology enthusiasts launch a sequel: MIDDLE KINGDOM GOLD AND SILVER. The new decks share the designs with their predecessors, inspired by the ancient China, its origins and its deities. The main change lies in the color combinations: black on silver background and gold on black background.     With a line engraved…

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29 October
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The latest by Collectable Playing Cards. Jeans and long sleepless nights

Here you have the latest two proposals by Collectable Playing Cards. Both follow the usual deck line offered by CPC: Bicycle branded custom cards printed by the USPCC. Both have been designed by Juniardi Satyanagara.   BICYCLE DENIM     Denim is one of the most popular pieces of clothing in history. With a vague origin dating from the Middle Ages, its name comes from the French town Nimes, a reference in the cotton industry, base of this known fabric…

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09 October
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LA CATRINA DEAD EDITION Playing Cards. This beautiful girls are not alive anymore

After completing their first project about La Catrina, Joc Fora, a young Spanish company dedicated to design and audiovisual creation, launch their second deck: LA CATRINA DEAD EDITION. If the first deck was inspired by the illustrations of the famous Jose Guadalupe Posada, this new edition is much more mysterious and disturbing. The essential aesthetic elements are red roses and skeletal bodies, unmistakable symbols of traditional Mexican imagery. These new designs are less linear and symbolic with richly detailed illustrations….

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26 September
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IMPERIUM Playing Cards. Strong like a lion and elegant like an eagle

Concept Grafix is a young and dynamic entrepreneurial company that begins a new adventure in the graphic creativity business. They wanted to break through the main gate launching a deck full of strength and beauty: IMPERIUM.     Designed by renowned artist known as the Blackout Brother, the illustrations are inspired by the Roman Empire and it power, so it is full of historical references and bold designs. The concept behind the design is represented by two marvelous creatures: the strength…

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19 September
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UNBRANDED SAMSARA and SKY DESCENDER Playing Cards. The other side of the Bicycle seal

Barry is the artist behind the designs of the Bicycle Sky Descender and Samsara playing cards. Both projects were successfully funded and the decks were printed and delivered. Once the decks are almost sold out, Barry has decided to create two new reissues with significant aesthetic changes from the original: UNBRANDED SAMSARA AND SKY DESCENDER.     Although they will be produced by the USPCC, these two new decks won’t have the Bicycle seal on them as its predecessors. In addition…

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17 September
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BICYCLE PRISM GILDED deck. A unique gilding with brilliant color shines

Exploring new materials to create stunning cards, the USPCC printed an experimental deck using a new gilding technique. Instead of the classic gold or silver gilding, this new technique provides a beautiful and amazing iridescent and shiny finish on the deck side. This prototype, of which only 48 units were produced, was very successful among fans and collectors of Bicycle cards so Collectable Playing Cards has partnered up with USPCC to create a new (but larger) limited edition for the BICYCLE PRISM…