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22 September
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BICYCLE DRAGONLORD Playing Cards. The great symbol of traditional Chinese culture

TCC is a Chinese company that has created since 2011 playing cards that have become very popular all over the world. This time, they have teamed up with a European artists well known for his strange and sometimes disturbing designs, Sam Hayles, creator among others of the Karnival series produced by BBM. From this collaboration a new and interesting deck has appeared: BICYCLE DRAGONLORD.     Dragonlord is a tribute to the traditional Chinese culture through one of its main icons:…

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26 October
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1876 Triplicate Dragon Playing Cards Restoration. A classic deck with a popular back

Michael Scott (Home Run Games) has already become a reference in the contemporary restoration of old cards. After six successful campaigns, he has just launched his latest challenge: 1876 TRIPLICATE DRAGON. In 1876, Andrew Dougherty, a printer and manufacturer of playing cards, got a U.S. Patent for his triplicate cards. The triplicate was a miniature card placed in the top left and bottom right corners. It was a revolution in the way cards could be held and viewed. The decorative ace…

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19 September
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UNBRANDED SAMSARA and SKY DESCENDER Playing Cards. The other side of the Bicycle seal

Barry is the artist behind the designs of the Bicycle Sky Descender and Samsara playing cards. Both projects were successfully funded and the decks were printed and delivered. Once the decks are almost sold out, Barry has decided to create two new reissues with significant aesthetic changes from the original: UNBRANDED SAMSARA AND SKY DESCENDER.     Although they will be produced by the USPCC, these two new decks won’t have the Bicycle seal on them as its predecessors. In addition…

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27 February
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SACRED DRACOMETRY Playing Cards. The mysticism of sacred geometry and dragons

Sacred geometry has historically been interpreted from many disciplines such as philosophy, mathematics or metaphysics. The relationship between geometric forms and nature are present in the culture from the Platonic solids to modern fractals. The presence of sacred geometry elements in the circular magic symbols used to summon dragons inspired Galen Ihlenfeldt, a lover of mythological cultures and graphic fantasy, to illustrate his new deck: SACRED DRACOMETRY. In its development, Galen has included elements from sacred geometry and each card is full of magical…

28 October
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Bicycle Sky Descender Playing Cards. Chinese fables and tradition

  In ancient Chinese fable a Dragon had supreme power. He also had 9 decedent who helped him rule the world. However, the Dragon disappeared one day, leaving with 12 powerful creatures who claim that they are the Dragon’s decedent. Nobody knows which 9 of them are truly the sky descender… This is the amazing story behind this deck based on a group of Chinese creatures designed in a simple and at the same time detailed style: Bicycle Sky Descender….

10 February
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Dragon Scale decks. Size matters, at least on dragons. Cross Promotion

  This project is already funded, and there only a few days left to its end. Jessica Feinberg is a creative illustrator and writer. She has a solid experience on crowdfunding projects and this is her first project about playing cards: Dragon Scale. This campaign is not only for one but for three decks, and unlike other projects that perform the same deck with different backs or just different tuck boxes, Jessica has designed one different card set for each…

16 January
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Relaunch of Bicycle Dragon Dynasty deck. Art, fantasy, dragons and Chinese tradition

  After the unfunded first attempt Yuk Wah, artist and fan of dragons, relaunch his first deck: Bicycle Dragon Dynasty. The artist has mixed his passion for dragons with a traditional Chinese atmosphere to create an amazing deck of cards completely customized. The deck will be limited to the campaign demand and it will be printed, if funded, by the USPCC in a Bicycle branded and magic finish deck. Enjoy some images of the deck and go to the project…

15 November
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Bicycle Dragon Dynasty deck. Fantasy Dragon art with a traditional Chinese twist

  Yuk Wah is a Chinese artist living in the UK. He is a fan of Dragons and he has put all his talent in his first deck: Bicycle Dragon Dynasty. The artist has mixed his passion for dragons with a traditional Chinese atmosphere to create an amazing deck of cards completely customized. The deck will be limited to the campaign demand and it will be printed, if funded, by the USPCC in a Bicycle branded and magic finish deck….