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10 December
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CARNAVAL DE MUERTOS Decks. Lively playing cards to celebrate death

The traditional Day of the Dead celebrated in Mexico has already been the inspiration of several decks. One of the most interesting one was undoubtedly Fuego!, created by Nam Tibon (Cellar Window). Inspired by the designs of Nam and by Steve Simpson‘s illustrations, Noir Arts has released a deck about this popular celebration: CARNAVAL DE MUERTOS.     The designs on these cards are hilarious, with a humorous tone and fantastic coloring. The characters in the court cards live the…

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15 August
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CALAVERAS DE AZÚCAR Playing Cards. Sweet Russian dolls living the Mexican fiesta

After her more traditional style in The Other Kingdom, Natalia Silva strikes back to her roots with an amazing and personal interpretation of the Day of the Dead: CALAVERAS DE AZÚCAR. Those Natalia’s fans will perfectly see in these cards her original style, with a clear remembering of the Russian Folk Art decks but with a fantastic new and colorful designs inspired by the most traditional Mexican celebration. Even if you are a bit tired of so many Day of the Death…

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21 September
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VIVA MEXICO! The tribute to Mexican color, culture and cuisine

Mexican culture is known worldwide for its color, its joy and especially for its cuisine. A new deck pays tribute to this ancient culture that combines tradition and food, history and music: ¡VIVA MÉXICO!     Designed by Adrian Valenzuela and produced by Jay Losa, this deck is a real fiesta with many illustrious guests. While avocados, nopales, totopos and tomatoes decorate the suit in the numbered cards, characters like Zapata, the Santa Muerte or El Mariachi are depicted in…

19 May
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Reprint of a bullfighting mexican comic deck circa 1960

I don’t talk about Spanish cards very often, not because I am not interested on them (all the contrary) or because they don’t interest to my readers (all the contrary too). The reason is that, unfortunately, there is not a fluid channel with information about Spanish cards creations. This is an exception, because this deck has been created by a good friend, Iñaki Aguirrezabal, a Spanish playing cards lover, especially of those bull-fighting themed. He has edited other decks before,…