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24 April
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ALEXANDRE DUMAS’ Playing Cards. The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers meet in a new adventure by Bona Fide Playing Cards

I always enjoy when classic literature and card design join together, but I do it even more if the design comes from good and talented friends. This is the case of the latest creation by Karin Yan (Bona Fide Playing Cards) that, after the success of their Nouveau series, launches two decks inspired by two classics of Alexandre Dumas: The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.     Both decks depict illustrations of the characters of these exciting novels…

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06 March
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INFERNO Playing Cards. A “divine” deck with the beauty of a poem

A political activist and defender of Italian unity, Dante Alighieri, known as “il Sommo Poeta” (“the supreme poet”) has gone down in history as the author of the masterpiece of universal literature: The Divine Comedy. This key work in the transition from the Medieval thought to the Renaissance, has inspired artists such as Boticelli, Doré and Dalí in their drawings and illustrations. Contemporary artists have also been inspired by this beautiful epic verse. One of them, Stefano Protino, has done…

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14 February
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DON QUIXOTE VOL. 2 Playing Cards. Clavileño will fly to success

Following the success of the first edition that depicted the characters from the first part of “the most famous novel in the world“, Nam Tibon (Cellar Window) has just released the second edition: DON QUIXOTE VOL.2.     This second part , was written by Cervantes in 1615, 10 years after the first one, and there, the characters of Don Quixote and Sancho become aware of the popularity of their adventures (narrated in the first part), something that marks in some…

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19 April
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DON QUIXOTE Vol. 1 Playing Cards. The knight goes out again in search for new adventures

Somewhere in La Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skinny nag and a greyhound for racing. This is the beginning of the masterpiece of universal literature “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha“,  an exciting novel translated into more than 40 different languages and known in every corner of the earth written…

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16 April
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DON QUIXOTE vol.1 Playing Cards. The Ingenious launch by Cellar Window

It is always fantastic news that a friend of Max Playing Cards (and a great artist) launches a new deck, but if the deck has such an exciting and close to me theme then it is even more interesting. After the successful Fuego!, Nam Tibon (Cellar Window) is preparing his next and imminent release: DON QUIXOTE vol.1. With this title, the deck is obviously inspired by the most popular knight from the universal literature. The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, written by…

08 June
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Bicycle Classic Monsters. The classic terror characters all together

  Steven Guisto is an entrepreneur who has decided to create his own playing cards company. He has created Classics Playing Cards, and he has a fantastic mentor, Mike Guistolise, the man behind Collectable Playing Cards and some other great companies dedicated to magic. For this new venture, Steven has launched the very first campaign in Kickstarter: Bicycle Classic Monsters.     The deck is inspired on the horror classics, and the design is dark and disturbing. The court cards…