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28 April

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…

07 February

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…

15 August

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…

03 February

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…

24 April

“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…

30 November

Defunctorum Cruor Playing Cards. The deck with metallic blood

  Do you remember the Defunctorum decks created by by Roman Kotiv (NOIR Arts) and inspired by the Day of the Dead? Well, the project was such a success that had a sequel in a second project that offers a new variation of the deck: Defunctorum Cruor. Cruor (Bloody) is the perfect complement to its sisters Nox and Dies. The deck shares their design but uses gold, silver and red metallic inks creating a much more disturbing atmosphere and a very impressive result….

31 October

Arcanum Playing Cards. The link between life and death

  Something different and dark. This is ARCANUM. Arcanum is a deck of cards designed by Alex Vovk and Vladimir Kuksin, both partners of Tortoise Design Studio, based in Ukraine, Kiev. This is their very first project of playing cards and it has been launched through Kickstarter and produced by  Gambler’s Warehouse. Despite of the apparent sinister aspect of the images, the inspiration of the deck is really positive. Their belief: “Remembering our roots – we are still human beings”. They want…

26 October

Defunctorum Playing Cards by NOIR Arts. The dead wearing gold and silver

  Life and death have been the theme for a lot of playing cards along last months, specially from the Day of the Dead point of view. This time, we have a new and different proposal: Defunctorum. Although it could remind us something we saw before, the design of these decks,  created by Roman Kotiv and produced by NOIR Arts, is original and deep. There is a high detail on every customized card, including the new pips and the disturbing masks…

07 August

Bicycle Day of The Dead Playing Cards. A new interpretation of “El día de los Muertos”

  This is not the very first design of playing cards dedicated to the day of the dead, but I admit this is quite different from other seen before. It is the last deck produced by  Collectable Playing Cards: Bicycle Day of The Dead. What stands out most watching at the deck is the strength of the court cards characters. They have been hand painted over a canvas by Tessa Meier, along last year and they are quite impressive and…

29 May

Muertos Playing Cards. The Day of the Dead tradition engraved in gold

  Although this is not the very first deck inspired in the popular Mexican festivity of El Día de los Muertos, the design of these cards is quite original and its name is short and concise: Muertos. It is really interesting how a colorful celebration like The Day of the Dead can be depicted in such a beautiful way using just two colors: gold and black. Steve Minty,  the artist, has designed the Night deck, inspired by the tradition and…