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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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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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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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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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23 July
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PIZZA Playing Cards. The deck with the perfect ingredients and cooked with “Passione”

Passione Playing Cards  has taken us through exciting worlds. From the night mystery of the underworld in Love is a Smoke to the fantasy of Teliad or the disturbing world of Dante in Inferno. Now, they relaunch their most fresh and funny proposal: PIZZA. Perhaps the most popular and preferred among the universal culinary creations, pizza always brings us good memories: fun, family, friends, sharing. Born in Naples (as we know it today), pizza is always a safe bet and…

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04 June
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ENUMA Playing Cards. The great war of the Babylonian gods

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 launched an amazing campaign: ENUMA.     Conscientious work, extensive documentation and enormous talent come together in a…

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13 March
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DEVASTATION SILVER Playing Cards. The new and exclusive edition

After doing it with the special Blue Innovation, Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards), revisits an exclusive edition of one of his best and most acclaimed decks: DEVASTATION SILVER EDITION. With this campaign Jody recovers a fabulous design inspired by the use of weapons of mass destruction along the different periods of history. It is a fantastic reflection on the innate (and contradictory) human need of using weapons to kill their own kind. The cards depict the two sides of a coin made…

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01 February
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ESSENTIA Playing cards relaunch. Traditional and fresh

A few months ago I presented the latest creation by Mankin Chan (Mankinnovation), a graphic designer based in the Netherlands. That campaign was not funded and now Mankin relaunches ESSENTIA. A very personal style defines this artist with soft shapes but an interesting aesthetic force. The renovated Essentia keeps that eye-catching simple drawing, flat colors and “cartoonish” style of the previous deck and becomes the author’s reinterpretación of the traditional playing cards. Thus, these cards will be an interesting collection object because…

16 January
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DEMONOLOGIE Playing Cards. It’s evil! … but it’s good

Inspired by ancient civilizations, old manuscripts and ancestral paintings, Emmanuel Valtierra has always offered us a very personal vision of millenary cultures. After five successful campaigns in which he has created a total of six decks, Emmanuel launches his new creation: DEMONOLOGIE.     Each of the court cards in the deck is dedicated to a character linked to evil. Demons, fallen angels or malignant creatures decorate the faces with an old book style and that well-known colorful touch of…