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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…

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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…

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05 December
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MIDDLE KINGDOM BLACK BICYCLE deck. Chinese culture and tradition now in black

Just a month ago I spoke about the new deck by Doug Fire, the Middle Kingdom Bicycle deck. During the campaign there was a stretch goal to produce a second deck: the black edition. Although the campaign was successfully funded, unfortunately it didn’t reach that goal but Doug has decided to launch a second campaign to fund the BICYCLE MIDDLE KINGDOM BLACK DECK.     The deck, inspired by ancient Chinese culture, is now in black, more elegant and bold….

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01 November
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MIDDLE KINGDOM BICYCLE deck. Chinese culture and tradition in beautiful monochrome designs

Doug Frye is an old friend devoted to playing cards and mythology. After his Aesir decks, he works again with Deveo Media in his latest creation: BICYCLE MIDDLE KINGDOM. This time, the cards are inspired by the ancient China, its origins and its deities. With a line engraved style in a monochromatic design, court cards and aces depict relevant characters in the Chinese history, tradition and mythology.     The stunning back shows a dragon coiled in the popular Yin-Yang symbol, where the opposites are represented…

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25 September
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NIPPONIA Playing Cards. A deck “about Japan”

It was Japanese history and culture which led to Kieran Alexander’s interest in Japan and his first trip to that beautiful country, and also the inspiration for the deck he has just relaunched: NIPPONIA Playing Cards. This project has been a little over a year in the making and is finally ready for printing. Kieran tried to fund it some weeks ago but he finally decided to move to another project with a more affordable funding goal. ‘Nipponia’ means ‘about Japan’. Japanese…

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21 September
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VIVA MEXICO! The tribute to Mexican color, culture and cuisine

Mexican culture is known worldwide for its color, its joy and especially for its cuisine. A new deck pays tribute to this ancient culture that combines tradition and food, history and music: ¡VIVA MÉXICO!     Designed by Adrian Valenzuela and produced by Jay Losa, this deck is a real fiesta with many illustrious guests. While avocados, nopales, totopos and tomatoes decorate the suit in the numbered cards, characters like Zapata, the Santa Muerte or El Mariachi are depicted in…

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05 September
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EGYPTIAN GLYPHS Playing Cards. Colorful pharaohs and gods of antiquity

After successfully fulfilling his Aztec Codex campaign, Emmanuel Valtierra has just released the second deck of the series: EGYPTIAN GLYPHS.     In this second creation, Emmanuel makes his own colorful interpretation of the ancient Egyptian culture. Inspired by the hieroglyphic art, each and every one of the cards looks like a papyrus with its own design. The symbolism has been carefully studied and court cards and jokers depict divine and earthly characters like the pharaohs Tutankhamun or Ramses, Queen Cleopatra, farm workers…