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17 October
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The NATIONAL PLAYING CARDS COLLECTION DAY turns two years old. Happy birthday!

It seems like it was just yesterday and it’s been a year since I spoke about the recently inaugurated National Playing Cards Collection Day celebrated since last year every October 17th. It is, therefore, the second year in which playing cards collectors around the world can feel closer to the community and more important than ever. This initiative was designed by Alex Chin (Seasons Playing Cards), who has been working for years not only to make card design an art but…

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24 February
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Bicycle BREW HOUSE decks. Playing cards to be served ice-cold

Some people think (I am one of them) that there are not many pleasures in the life comparable to an ice cold glass (or even a mug) of beer. There is a whole culture around the beer specially having in mind it is one of the oldest drinks in the man history. Inspired by the beer and by the advertisements from early 1900, we can find a new playing cards project: BREW HOUSE. The artist behind the design, Daniel J. Kroemer,…

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05 December
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RUSSIAN FOLK ART Limited Edition Playing Cards. The court cards are more Russian than ever

A few months ago Natalia Silva launched the most luxurious of her decks inspired by Russian folklore, the collector’s edition, with a colorful design on a black background. Since its price was a bit higher due to its special features and its print-run was limited to 75 decks, many of her fans regretted not being able to get it. Natalia, who never wants to disappoint her followers, has decided to create a limited edition of a standard deck with the same…

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16 October
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OCTOBER 17th: let’s celebrate the Playing Cards Collection Day

Any playing cards lover would be glad of an initiative involving closer ties between card fans around the world. What if collectors have their own celebration day? This is exactly what Alex Chin (Seasons Playing Cards) has made, always worried about helping collectors to improve and share their findings. Playing cards is one of the oldest forms of portable art. Their historical and cultural value is uncountable and collecting such pieces of art deserves to have its own celebration day. For that reason,…

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05 March
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RUSSIAN FOLK ART COLLECTOR’S EDITION. The high gloss Russian luxury and exclusive playing cards

Some days ago, I showed you the new Edition of Russian Fol Art “Special Edition” by Natalia Silva. This campaign offers the renewed edition of the first and more popular deck by Natalia. But the artist, always inventing new and amazing proposals, has released a true collector’s item: RUSSIAN FOLK ART “COLLECTOR’S EDITION”.     This deck has been fully redesigned so this is not just a new and luxury tuck case with the same cards inside. Cards have a…

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13 February
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RUSSIAN FOLK ART “SPECIAL EDITION” Playing Cards. Let’s celebrate this launch with vodka

In October 2014, a talented Natalia Silva, with a simple, fun and very personal style, burst into the world of playing card design with her Russian Folk Art deck. A year and a half after that, Natalia has already created more than half dozen decks and each of them has part of her talent, passion and love for a well done job. Now, she strikes again with a memory of her first job: RUSSIAN FOLK ART “SPECIAL EDITION”. With this deck, Natalia…

15 October
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1910 Brew House Bicycle decks. Cool and foamy playing cards

  Some people think (I am one of them) that there are not many pleasures in the life comparable to an ice cold glass (or even a mug) of beer. There is a whole culture around the beer specially having in mind it is one of the oldest drinks in the man history. Inspired by the beer and by the advertisements from early 1900, we can find a new playing cards project: 1910 Brew House. The artist behind the design, Daniel…

15 October
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Bicycle Russian Folk Art Playing Cards. From Russia with Art

  I enjoy a lot those decks that give me the chance to know more about the creator and the culture behind the inspiration. This is one of those cases where the inspiration has one million of details about that culture: Bicycle Russian Folk Art. From the very first glance, every detail of the design makes Russia come to your mind. The artist, Natalia Silva, wanted to design something new, unique, something never created before so, since she is originally…

20 July
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EMPIRE ‘Bloodlines’ Playing Cards. Daring, courageous and strong

  After working with Ellusionist on popular deck designs like  “Arcane“, “Artifice“, “Infinity” or “Fathom” , Lee McKenzie begun his own solo venture with the Empire deck.  Such a talented artist and designer, couldn’t have a better beginning and Empire was a total success. Thanks to that success, he decided to create his own company, Kings and Crooks, and he is launching his new deck: Empire “Bloodlines”. Although inspired on the same story, Lee has completely redesigned the deck and has…

23 June
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Empire Playing cards. This deck will conquer you

    If you think you don’t know Lee McKenzie, you are probably wrong. It is true you perhaps have not invited him to lunch, but if I say “Arcane“, “Artifice“, “Infinity” or “Fathom” you will  immediately recognize his work. So, there is no doubt he is a talented artist and graphic designer, but he is also a magician and a dreamer. His dream was to create his own deck, and now, the dream has come true. The dream is…