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11 August
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CHAO Playing Cards. Inspired by China, printed in China

Among the oldest civilizations, China is undoubtedly one of the historically richest. Its thousands of years have lived different times, from the first dynasties to the most contemporary history. Chinese culture has served as  inspiration for many playing cards but this time Make Playing Cards, one of the most important Chinese card printers in the world, offers us an interesting creation: CHAO. Make Playing Cards is already a reference in the playing cards printing and design as they have produced thousands…

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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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12 March
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Tikilandia Playing Cards. The amusing vision of the ancestral Polynesian culture

Since his childhood, Robert Jimenez dreamed of becoming a great illustrator inspired by his comics readings and all his favorite television series and films. His versatility as a cartoonist has allowed him to publish his illustration works in a large number and variety of formats, from book covers to art galleries. Now he makes a debut as playing cards designer with his first deck: TIKILANDIA. For this deck, the artist has taken inspiration from one of his favorite themes, Polynesian culture…

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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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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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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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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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05 March
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JAPANESE SCROLLS Playing Cards. Color and tradition of the Japanese culture

A fun and colorful style inspired by ancient civilizations has provided Emmanuel Valtierra with a group of fans that have funded two decks and encouraged him to produce the third one: JAPANESE SCROLLS. After the Aztec world in Aztec Codex and the Egyptian in Glyphs, Emmanuel jumps to another continent to create a unique deck inspired by Japanese culture and its traditions. Samurais, geishas, mythological animals, masks … all of classical symbolism is present this deck with traditional Japanese ancient…