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27 July
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MUERTOS ANIMALS EDITION Playing Cards by Natalia Silva. Pets join the fiesta

Less than two weeks ago I was talking about MUERTOS Playing Cards by Natalia Silva. The campaign was successfully funded and Natalia brings us the second part of this series dedicated to traditional Mexican celebration but with a very original style: MUERTOS ANIMALS EDITION.       The inspiration and the vector and colorful style are still present in this deck replacing the classic human skulls by those of fun animals.     Dark purple backgrounds, elaborated designs full of details and…

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16 July
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MUERTOS Playing Cards by Natalia Silva. The fun interpretation of the Mexican celebration

For several years, Natalia Silva has offered us decks with a very personal style. After her popular series dedicated to Russian folklore, she successfully combined these designs with the popular Mexican culture in Calaveras de Azúcar. Now, a new deck joins the collection: MUERTOS.     Using the well-known vector and colorful style, MUERTOS playing cards perfectly represent the aesthetic spirit of the great Mexican Day of the Dead celebration that has been the inspiration for so many decks along last…

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28 April
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CALAVERAS DE AZUCAR Luxury Edition Playing Cards. Russia and Mexico meet in the most luxurious tuck case

Calaveras de Azucar was a creation in the purest style of Natalia Silva, with her personal vector graphics inspired by the popular Mexican Day of the Dead. After her successful campaign in which she offered decks in different colors and print-runs, she has just released a very exclusive and beautiful object: CALAVERAS DE AZUCAR Luxury Edition.     For this edition, Natalia has created a unique tuck case, designed for collectors, in which she has used very striking materials for a surprising…

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07 February
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DAY OF THE DOLLS Playing Cards: BOMBSHELL Edition. A real bomb of illustrated beauties

Exactly one year ago, Stephen Lewis launched a magnificently illustrated deck. Unfortunately, the project was a bit ambitious (with four different decks) and wasn’t funded. Luckily, Stephen is back with a much better campaign: DAY OF THE DOLLS: BOMBSHELL EDITION.     This deck mixes two of the most popular themes for playing cards fans according the latest successful projects and classic collecting trends: pinups and Day of the Dead.     Stephen partnered with the artist Michael Axt to hand draw illustrations and convert…

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10 December
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CARNAVAL DE MUERTOS Decks. Lively playing cards to celebrate death

The traditional Day of the Dead celebrated in Mexico has already been the inspiration of several decks. One of the most interesting one was undoubtedly Fuego!, created by Nam Tibon (Cellar Window). Inspired by the designs of Nam and by Steve Simpson‘s illustrations, Noir Arts has released a deck about this popular celebration: CARNAVAL DE MUERTOS.     The designs on these cards are hilarious, with a humorous tone and fantastic coloring. The characters in the court cards live the…

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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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15 August
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CALAVERAS DE AZÚCAR Playing Cards. Sweet Russian dolls living the Mexican fiesta

After her more traditional style in The Other Kingdom, Natalia Silva strikes back to her roots with an amazing and personal interpretation of the Day of the Dead: CALAVERAS DE AZÚCAR. Those Natalia’s fans will perfectly see in these cards her original style, with a clear remembering of the Russian Folk Art decks but with a fantastic new and colorful designs inspired by the most traditional Mexican celebration. Even if you are a bit tired of so many Day of the Death…

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03 February
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Day of the Dolls Playing Cards. Dead girls were never so beautiful

If we list the most popular themes for playing cards fans according the latest successful projects and classic collecting trends I am sure that pinups and Day of the Dead would be, without doubt, part of that list. But wait, what about mixing both? Do you think it is impossible? No, it’s not. In fact, Stephen Lewis has done it in a set of stunning decks called DAY OF THE DOLLS. Stephen partnered with the artist Michael Axt to hand draw illustrations and convert…

05 May
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Fuego! Not yet another Muertos deck

  Nam Tibon is a great artist. He is not new on playing cards design as he has been behind great decks such as the gold Edition of Get Made by Crooked Kings or the last British Monarchy Tally-Ho deck by LUX. He is the creative for a new brand called Cellar Window, and for the premiere, they have launched their first deck: FUEGO!   He is the creative director for a new brand called Cellar Window, and for the premiere, they…

24 April
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“Día de los Muertos” Second Edition by Edgy Brothers. A design more elegant and deeper

  One year ago, Edgy Brothers released “Día de los Muertos“, their first deck (which ended up being four) inspired by Mexican culture and tradition through one of their most popular festivities. After the huge success of the first edition, now they present the Second Edition of Día de los Muertos. In this new edition, the artist Dave Edgerly has done a great creative work in which, without losing the essence of the first one, shows us a completely renewed cards…