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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…

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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…