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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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08 November
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AMBASSADORS Playing Cards by Lotrek. Luxury available to everyone

The number of decks created by Lotrek (OATH Playing Cards) is difficult to know. His desire to bring his fans a perfect blend of creative beauty and meticulous craftsmanship has led him down narrow paths in which he has had to overcome many obstacles. After a few complicated months, his most luxurious creations are already reaching the hands of his most fortunate followers. Now he is launching a campaign to make his art arrive to many more places: AMBASSADORS. The two…

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07 November
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THE SISTERHOOD OF BLOOD vol.2 Playing Cards. The most beautiful and dangerous vampires of the 19th century

  Mixing the beautiful and the mysterious, almost terrifying, is something that Kirk Slater (52Ravens) knows how to do with mastery. After “The Coven” and “Sisterhood of Blood“, Kirk has released the second part of his most recent work: THE SISTERHOOD OF BLOOD vol.2. Sisterhood of Blood is not just a deck, but a visual representation of a story starring a group of bloodthirsty women. Kirk not only created the first deck but also the first volume of a book (which…

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05 November
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AVALON Playing Cards. A deck worthy of a legendary king

Elevated by Celtic mythology to the category of immortal hero, Arturo is one of the most popular kings thanks to literature and cinema. Few are those who know and many who speculate with his authentic origin but his history is full of adventures, magic and mysteries that are, undoubtedly, much more stimulating than his real life. Taking the name of one of the most important locations in the story of this epic king, a new and beautiful deck has been…

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19 October
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YOGA Playing Cards. A spiritual and balanced deck

Body, mind and spirit participate in one of the oldest meditation practices. Manoj Kaushal (9780 Design) has just created a new deck with that inspiration: YOGA. Manoj wanted to do something special that, on the one hand, collected the essence of yoga and, on the other hand, was recognizable and interesting for playing card fans and players. Thus, he has used elaborate mandalic patterns as the basis of design. In this way, the deck conveys that sense of peace and…

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07 September
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PHONOGRAPH 5 deck. This Victorian playing cards will sound familiar to you

Since he launched his first deck in 2013, all Landry Sanders‘ projects have been depicted on Max Playing Cards. Landry is a persevering designer, who has always pursued his dream and has tried it over and over again to get his decks printed. After the beauty of the Rainbow Illusion series, he presents us something completely different: PHONOGRAPH 5. For this deck, Landry has taken two references from the Victorian era of which he is a fan. On the one hand…

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28 June
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VIZAĜO Playing Cards relaunch. A new opportunity for happiness and color

After an undeservedly underfunded attempt, Annette Abolins has relaunched her deck VIZAĜO with some interesting changes that bring down the funding goal and move the project closer to the success. These changes include: Standard LPCC tuck box (with its semi-matte finish) Minimum print run of 900 decks Limited 1st Edition (shown on tuck box) Lower stretch goal for Lumino (blue deck), which will be unlocked at $18,500 AUD Vizaĝo is the Esperanto word for “face” and that’s exactly the inspiration for the…

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30 May
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VIZAĜO Playing Cards. Fill your face with joy and color

A few months ago I had the opportunity to talk to Annette Abolins. It was a pleasant discovery not only artistic but personal, since I found some of those human beings that really worth knowing. At that time I talked about her creations and her projects. The latest one has just been launched: VIZAĜO. Vizaĝo is the Esperanto word for “face” and that’s exactly the inspiration for the designs. Annette is fascinated by faces and she have drawn them almost…

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06 May
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GROTESK MACABRE Playing Cards INVERTED INFERNO Edition. The happy ending of a macabre story

When the people of the future look for the word “tenacity” or “perfectionism” in the encyclopedia, they will undoubtedly find a photo of Lotrek (OATH Playing Cards) next to the definitions. Since this Greek artist decided to create a new standard of quality in the world of contemporary cards, he has had to face a multitude of catastrophic misfortunes that have forced him to perform dozens of tests and reprints of his decks until achieving an optimal result. Each new creation…

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04 May
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EXPLORERS Playing Cards. Space adventures by Card Experiment

  After their first success in crowdfunding with the Realms decks, Card Experiment has retaken their first KS project, which was canceled to make some changes and improvements, and just released the new EXPLORERS Playing Cards. These new cards keeps the original inspiration in science fiction and space exploration, as well as amazing comic style illustrations, although it they have been revamped in colors and tuck cases. A simpler color scheme, with deep and dark background creates an interesting and mysterious…