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27 November
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ANCIENT EGYPT Playing Cards. Beautiful illustrations buried in the sands of the desert

There are recurring themes of inspiration in the playing cards design. Ancient Civilizations have always attracted designers and, among all, Egyptian Culture is perhaps one of the most popular. After their success with the “Heroes of a Nation” decks, April GS launch their new creation: ANCIENT EGYPT Playing Cards.     Designed by Konstantin Sheyco and illustrated by Alina Vagapoga, Ancient Egypt deck is almost a graphic encyclopedia of the mythical deities worshiped in the old Egypt culture and religion. Amazing illustrations…

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20 November
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LORDS AND GODS OF EGYPT Playing Cards. The divine and the earthly in three fantastic decks

The Egyptian Empire and its rich mythology have been the inspiration for all kinds of artistic expressions, including, of course, the playing cards. After the successful campaign with the Star Kings decks, SVI GROUP offers us their new creation: LORDS AND GODS OF EGYPT. This creative group looks for a nice combination of interesting designs for collectible decks and a European quality production. Thus, for this campaign, they have created three different decks that are inspired by real and mythological…

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12 August
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AESIR FOIL TUCK Playing cards. Viking mythology in the most luxurious tuck cases

Since Doug Frye launched the very first Aesir deck in 2014, hundreds of card fans have been able to enjoy this world inspired by Viking mythology and its prophecy about the end of the world. Several editions have been created after that but Doug wanted to create something very special so he has launched his new campaign: AESIR FOIL TUCK. For this project, three luxury tuck cases in blue, red and black have been created. To make them more unique…

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19 June
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MANTRA Playing Cards. Three decks that will give you spiritual calm

Mantras are tools with spiritual power traditionally related to the deities of Hinduism. The Shanti Mantras (or Peace Mantras) are prayers present in religious rituals to convey a sense of peace around those who recite them. With an inspiration in these prayers you can find the new MANTRA decks. Created by Noir Arts (NPCC) , these three decks are named after each of the Shanti Mantras, used to calm and remove obstacles from the three realms described in the Hindu…

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13 October
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Relaunch of DIVINE ART Playing Cards. New tuck, new back and new printer for this deck about the Hindu Folk Art

Founded by Sunish Chabba, the Guru Playing Card Company was created to spread and create awareness about Indian folk art art forms using a contemporary style. After a first failed funding try, they relaunch the project even with more power: DIVINE ART. Divine Art is inspired by the Hindu Mythology using an unique style blending the traditional imagery of gods and goddesses with an interesting pastel colors combination and detailed ornaments. The mysticism of the Indian mythology is present everywhere and everything…

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17 September
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DIVINE ART Playing Cards. The tradition of the Hindu Folk Art with a contemporary style

Founded by Sunish Chabba, the Guru Playing Card Company was created to spread and create awareness about Indian folk art art forms using a contemporary style. They have just lunched DIVINE ART DIVINE ART. Divine Art is inspired by the Hindu Mythology using an unique style blending the traditional imagery of gods and goddesses with an interesting pastel colors combination and detailed ornaments. The mysticism of the Indian mythology is present everywhere and everything in the deck has been carefully customized to…

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14 August
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MOIRAI Playing Cards. Your destiny is written and says you will have it in your collection

Feared and respected by Zeus himself, the three Fates (Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos) are represented in many different ways in Greek mythology and also called by other names in several classic mythologies. These deities who embody the Destiny have served as inspiration for MOIRAI Playing Cards.     The creation for this deck arises as a collaboration between two good friends sharing ideas around a lunch. Designed by Steward West (Fanangled) and illustrated by Bob Case, the awesome drawings make use of a great symbolic…

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14 November
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OLYMPUS Playing Cards. Greek Mithology with a cartoon twist

Mythology has been an endless source of inspiration for creators of traditional and contemporary cards. A wide variety of designs have been proposed depicting all mythologies of all cultures. Among them, one of the most popular is the Greek one, and this is the inspiration of the new OLYMPUS deck.     This deck has been one of those with an undeserved bad luck. This is the third time its creator, Tom Anderle, a math teacher and graphic designer, tries…

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03 September
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MYTHICAL Playing Cards. The legendary gods and goddesses will be with you in this deck

I have always been interested in mythology and, you know, I am a card lover… So, each time a new deck with mythological inspiration is released, I feel special interest about it. This time, the deck has made created by Jumperound, a young group of young talents, established in Ukraine and who share my interest in mythology: MYTHICAL playing cards.     Mythical is completely different from what we have seen till now in mythology inspired decks. Not so much for the…

25 October
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Gods of Mythology Bicycle deck. Gods and godesses wait for printing

  Some months ago I was talking about a Mythological deck created by Marci Brinker. Unfortunately the project didn’t get the funds enough to be printed but Mike Guistolise appreciated the creative talent on this cards and agreed with the creator to print the deck under his new own brand on Collectable playing cards. This way, the Bicycle Gods of Mythology deck has been relaunched with a much lower funding goal. In this deck, the artist have featured characters from four…