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14 November
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GOLDEN SPIKE 150th ANNIVERSARY Playing Cards. The memory of the feat of communication and transport

In the summer of 2014, the Golden Spike deck catapulted  Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards) into the list of recognized contemporary playing cards designers. For this creation, Jody was  inspired by the 1st Transcontinental Railroad in the USA and named the deck with the golden spike made for the great opening of the railroad in 1869. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the event, the artist offers us a luxurious creation: GOLDEN SPIKE 150th ANNIVERSARY. This new deck is not just a reissue with a…

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07 November
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ARCADIA PRIDE OF PEACOCKS Playing Cards. The beauty and majesty of the bird of royalty

Arcadia Playing Cards, a new and young company, was born out of a passion for playing cards and design. Their new work combines elegance and refinement in the first deck of the series: ARCADIA PRIDE OF PEACOCKS. The inspiration comes from the Peacock, majestic bird symbol of royalty and immortality. Its symbolic meaning has been linked to great civilizations such as the Persian culture, the one that gives the designs a special charm through elaborate patterns and elegant shapes. In…

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01 November
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ENUMA Playing Cards. The great war of the Babylonian gods is back

Enuma Elish is a Babylonian epic poem about the genesis of the universe and mankind. Engraved on clay tablets with cuneiform writing in the 7th century BC. and recovered over time, this work collects different episodes in which the gods take part of a constant creation and destruction. Inspired by this work, a new and dynamic Italian company, Nemesis Factory, has just relaunched their amazing campaign: ENUMA. After an unfairly unfunded campaign, the creators have made deep changes in the designs…

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30 October
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ANGELS AND DEMON Playing Cards. The eternal struggle between good and evil

After producing decks with a high graphic quality such as Heroes of the Nations or Ancient Egypt, April GS launch their new creation: ANGELS AND DEMONS. In these decks the artist explores the eternal duality between good and evil with illustrations of a fantastic comic and characters of great visual strength. With completely handmade drawings, the court cards show their powers and qualities through magical objects and interesting details.     Light and darkness have served as a tool for…

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23 October
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“DON’T KILL THE MESSENGER” and MONGOL EMPIRE decks. Genghis Khan comes back to your playing cards

More than 100 million people in an area of over 33 million square kilometers made the Mongol Empire the largest contiguous land empire in the history. This civilization has seldom served as an inspiration for the creation of contemporary cards, and yet at this moment we can find two projects that, although from different artists, have this common theme.   DON’T KILL THE MESSENGER Under this shocking name we find a deck of superb design, full of elegant details and…

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22 October
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PINOCCHIO Playing Cards. If you say you do not like them, your nose will grow

Among all the classic children’s stories, Pinocchio is one of the most touching, although the sweet image that most of us have thanks to the Disney animation classic has little to do with the (sometimes cruel) story originally written by Carlo Collodi and published between 1882 and 1883. Passione Playing Cards has made a masterpiece inspired by the classic: PINOCCHIO. The essence of an Italian story like this could only be captured by an Italian artist like Elettra Deganello, an…

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18 October
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BICYCLE MARBLE DECK Playing Cards by Max. The new generation of the TEXTURE SERIES.

I have been working for years talking about playing cards but one of my favorite work on playing cards is creating nice decks. In 2014 the Texture Series was born to offer those playing cards fans the nicest textured Bicycle decks ever. The Texture Series has achieved more than 15,000 decks produced and more than 2300 backers around the world in the previous campaigns. A few days ago, in collaboration with CPC, the new generation of the series was presented: THE BICYCLE…

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13 October
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CIRCUS Nostalgic Playing Cards. The golden age of the greatest show on Earth

Continuing with the collaborations with artists from around the world, Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) has teamed up again with Joe M. Ruiz (studio Urge) in a new deck: CIRCUS. After the success of their previous collaboration with Bicycle Monster, this deck presents a completely different designing style, inspired by the most traditional circus world, with classic characters like the strongman, the juggler, the trapeze artist or the bullet man. Born of the artist’s memories, the illustrations are full of color and emotion, with…

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08 October
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BICYCLE GRID BLACKOUT Playing Cards. The last one of a visionary series

There are pioneering decks that are ahead of their time. It was in 2012 when 4PM launched the first edition of the GRID deck, a modern and minimalist design that was a groundbreaking success. After it, the next edition 2.0, gave a twist to the designs incorporating special inks with interesting glowing revelations under UV light. Since then, other versions have been created that have always combined a futuristic aesthetic with the best papers and finishes to offer an awesome quality…

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27 September
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BICYCLE DELUXE Playing Cards. The refined and luxurious gold

When something works, why change it? Just by showing the images of this new deck, any playing cards fan will safely recognize the style and the name of its creators. This new deck lives up to its name: BICYCLE DELUXE.     Yes, you’re right, this is the latest creation by Elite Playing Cards, the company linked to refined and attractive designs that, while exploring other styles, has become a reference in this type of cards. The inspiration for luxury and…