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15 September
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ANGELOLOGIE Playing Cards. An angelic deck!

After his success Demonologie, Emmanuel Valtierra dedicates his new deck to the kindly celestial forces: ANGELOLOGIE.     Each one of the court cards is dedicated to an angel, whose illustrations have been inspired by old books and manuscripts. It is possible to distinguish the different artistic styles in the cards as well as historical details told through the images to describe the different winged characters. The artists keeps that old book style and that well-known colorful touch. All the…

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12 September
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USMilPin Playing Cards. A sexy and very well armed deck

In previous articles I had the opportunity to show you different decks created around the pinups, those beautiful girls popularized by the US soldiers of the Second World War using them as patriotic charm (rather than erotic images). There are many designers who have used this inspiration to create beautiful illustrations and today I bring you an example: USMinPin.     USMinPin (United States Military Pin-ups) is not just a deck, but a reflection of the passion of its creators to recover the…

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11 September
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ANONYM Playing Cards. The faces seen from the other side

Imagine the day when the characters of the court posed to be immortalized in the card faces. Everyone has a clear image of each of them, looking front or profile and holding flowers, weapons or other objects with their hands. However, have you ever wondered what they were doing behind the camera? This original and crazy idea is the inspiration for a new deck: ANONYM. Anonym is inspired by the traditional design of the English cards of the mid-nineteenth century,…

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07 September
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MAGNUM FORCE Playing Cards. The strength and color of the 80’s cartoons

Forge Arts is a subsidiary of RarePlayingCards.com, based in the United States that produces high quality playing cards in collaboration with artists from all over the world. After his success with GAIA, they have launched a deck that is much more than a deck: MAGNUM FORCE. Everyone will enjoy these cards but much more those who have grown or are fans of the 80’s Japanese cartoon. The illustrator Basil Murad (BLOOD+CHROME) pays homage to the aesthetics of eighties with heroes and villains…

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05 September
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GHOUL GUYS Playing Cards. A child’s imagination produces funny monsters

The decks of Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) never go unnoticed. Will is determined to offer us visually stimulating playing cards and now he does it again with GHOUL GUYS. It is a very special deck since it was designed by Elijah Hayles, a 11 year old boy. The surname may be familiar to you because, in effect, he is the son of well-known artist Sam Hayles who has already worked with Will in other decks.   From the young artist’s imagination arise monstrous…

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04 September
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MASQUERADE MARDI GRAS Playing Cards. The successful relaunch of the colorist carnival

After trying it a few months ago, BrainVessel team has decided to successfully relaunch beautiful and colorful deck of their “Artist Series”: MASQUERADE MARDI GRAS. Masquerade Mardi Gras has been illustrated by Denyse Klette, a Canadian artist with a huge talent for drawing and painting, tireless and imaginative illustrator and creative as well as a renowned sculptor. With a very personal style, fun and a little crazy, the court cards illustrations have carnivalesque reminiscences, with an interesting combination of natural elements and body parts with the…

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03 September
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THE PLANETS: NEPTUNE Playing Cards. The end of the trip and the series

David Goldklang (Vanda Cards) has traveled more than 30 astronomical units (about 2.8 billion miles) through the solar system to bring us one of the most beautiful series of playing cards inspired by the outer space. The last planet just received him with his new deck: THE PLANETS: NEPTUNE.     Illustrated by the Serbian Srdjan Vidakovic (Widakk), this PLANETS series is dedicated to the planets of the Solar System. The artist’s work combines vintage aesthetics with elegance and luxury finishes. This…

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02 September
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TOP ACES OF WWI Playing Cards . The flying heroes of the Second Great War

After successfully funded a deck dedicated to the pilots of the First World War, Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards) has launched his new project: TOP ACES OF WWII. In this new deck, the artist pays tribute to the pilots of the Second World War with the use of his well-known illustration technique and with a more elaborate color composition. With that “retro” touch of engraving style, Jody dedicates this deck to his grandfather, a flying lover, and to all those…

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21 August
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METROPOL NEXT Playing Cards. The future of the series

In 2013, Mike Lambert launched the first deck of what has already become the METROPOL series. Modernity and minimalism make a great team in these decks that have exploited different color schemes, from the fluorescent NOX to the new pastel colors on black and white backgrounds. Looking to the future of this brand, Mike has just launched METROPOL NEXT. This new deck keeps the essence of the series, with simple and very clean designs. The updated artwork in the faces…

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15 August
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ELIXIR APOTHECARY Playing Cards. The end of an elegantly inspiring series.

After two of the most successful campaigns of recent years, Alex Chin (Seasons Playing Cards) closes his Apothecary series with an authentic work of goldsmithing on playing cards: ELIXIR APOTHECARY. All the knowledge acquired over the last years on the creation and production processes have been put at the service of this new deck to make something unique and truly beautiful. A work of art in which the tuck case has become as relevant (or more) than the cards themselves. Elixir…