Browse by Tag - Bicycle

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18 February
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The latest releases by Collectable Playing Cards. Bright exclusivity and oriental design

Collectable Playing Cards offers us once more two interesting Bicycle decks:   BICYCLE PRISM GILDED LIMITED RED     Following the success of the Prism Gilded deck that offered an amazing iridescent finish on the side of a Bicycle deck, CPC has launched the second edition of this deck, this time in red. That red will be applied to the tuck case shine and also to the gilding. Again, it is a reprint of the original cards, a Bicycle deck with standard…

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12 February
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FCKYRBRND Playing Cards. A new brand born of passion

Joey Minor has been doing doing magic for seventeen years and after high school he got a degree in Graphic Design. Collecting cards became a hobby and also an escape route in a difficult personal moment. His activity on Instagram at this stage connected all these episodes of his life: design, magic and collecting, through the playing cards design. After creating several decks and trying to print them a couple of times without success, the loss of his father made…

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05 February
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BICYCLE MONSTER Playing Cards. Monsters are not so terrifying

Since his fisrt own crowdfunding project in mid-2017, Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) has not stopped offering us a wide variety of designs collaborating with all kind of style artists from around the world. His new deck  is BICYCLE MONSTER. Designed by the American artist Joe M. Ruiz (studio Urge), the illustrations are inspired by traditional monsters but from a funny vision and a fairly mature comic style.     Each one of the suits represents a group of monsters, from the aquatics…

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04 February
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BICYCLE ANTAGON deck. Beautiful and enigmatic medieval women take the playing cards power

Michele Spatola is one of those creators full of passion and tenacity. He has launched several projects that unfortunately (and sometimes unfairly) have not been funded. Now, he takes a step forward to offer a very interesting deck: BICYCLE ANTAGON. Following the style of his previous unfunded deck “Kingdom of the fourteen ladies”, Michele has assembled a set of beautiful hyperrealistic illustrations of women made by talented designers to be depicted int he court cards and jokers. These women are…

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25 January
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Latest BICYCLE decks by Collectable Playing Cards. Look at these fish and they will hypnotize you

The customization of the traditional Bicycle cards with a main theme of inspiration and some color changes in court cards and pips is one of the success formulas of Collectable Playing Cards, that has become the most prolific producer of Bicycle cards of the moment. Find below their latest two campaigns:   BICYCLE KOI     “Koi”, which means carp in Japanese, is the name used to refer to those beautiful colorful fish that decorate gardens and ponds especially in Asian cultures. These fish…

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30 December
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Collectable Playing Cards celebrate their hundred. Congratulations!

I perfectly remember when, in 2013, I was chatting with the Spanish Ana Albares, one of their first artists, about Collectable Playing Cards. The man behind an already consolidated company dedicated to the magic products in Magic Trick Store, Mike Guistolise, decided to begin a business venture about playing cards in which he would also produce his own decks. More than 4 years later, Collectable Playing Cards has become one of the most prolific producers of cards, mainly Bicycle. Many designs and…

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26 December
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BICYCLE KNIGHTS Playing Cards. Outfit yourself properly for a bloody medieval battle

Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) goes on working for a place in the each time more complicated scenario of playing cards crowdfunding. After four successful projects, he has just launched his first Bicycle deck: KNIGHTS.     Bicycle Knights is a deck inspired by the Middle Ages and their fierce hand-to-hand fighting. For the designs Will has teamed the renowned European artist, Sam Hayles, who has traditionally worked with Big Blind Media in many decks of their Karnival series. Now, with a somewhat more figurative style,…

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24 November
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BICYCLE RUNIC ROYALTY DARK Playing Cards. The second Edition in black of a nice fantasy deck

Earlier this year, Canadian artist Keith Glover was able to fund his Runic Royalty Light deck working with PlayingCardsDecks.com. Now, teamed again with Will Roya, he has just released the new edition of the deck: BICYCLE RUNIC ROYALTY DARK. In the illustrations, the artist combines the magical inspiration of the runes and their strange symbols with his own interpretation of the traditional deck. Thus, cards keep a design that is familiar and, at the same time, completely customized , suitable…

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23 November
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New projects and a great Black Friday by PLAYINGCARDDECKS.COM

PlayingCardsDecks.com is revealing as one of the promising company that bets on card design. In a tireless activity that combines work with designers from around the world to create different and creative cards and a wide range of decks in his online store, Will Roya is getting a place in this hard playing cards creation world. I have written before about some of their productions like Chicken or Alice in Wonderland, and after chatting with Will, he has revealed to me some of…

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17 November
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BICYCLE MARBLE Deck by Max. The LAST one of the RIDER BACK Texture Series

In 2014 the Texture Series was born to offer those playing cards fans the nicest Bicycle Rider Back decks ever. Now, the Rider Back Texture Series is about to die. The very last of the RIDER BACK Texture Series Playing Cards has been launched: THE MARBLE DECK. Combining the most popular back, used by players, magicians and fans from around the world, and the most beautiful and realistic textures, the original Metal Deck, the Wood Deck and the Blue Metal deck…