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05 March
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ORIGINS SHADOWS OF HISTORY Playing Cards. Tradition and history as inspiration of beauty

Rick Davidson is one of the most talented artists I have had the pleasure to meet. His love for traditional playing cards and his ability to create elegant designs inspired by the classic patterns with a modern touch brought us ORIGINS Playing Cards. Now, more than three years later, Rick offers us a sequel with two completely different decks: ORIGINS SHADOWS OF HISTORY. In this campaign Rick releases two decks. The SHADOWS OF HISTORY Edition revisits the original with beautifully updated…

31 January
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Origins deck. The search for the Grail

  This is not the first time I talk about the Origins deck. In fact I’ve already written a couple of articles about it but always before the successful crowdfunding campaign that began a few days ago. The deck is certainly one of the most beautiful created so far, and stays true to the traditional feel but has also a modern and exciting design. A deck created from the historical study and the most exquisite taste that will be printed…

19 December
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Origins. Playing cards history and tradition in two modernly designed decks

  Some months ago I talked about The Origins, an impressive deck inspired on ancient playing cards with a modern design.     Over the past year and many hours of work, New Zealand designer and illustrator Rick Davidson has researched and re-imagined the art of 15th and 16th century playing cards to design the Origins.     Exploring the art of museums and archives, and gleaning information from card experts, Rick’s art is inspired by historic cards particularly from…