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24 June
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EL RECUERDO: MUERTOS ILUMINADOS Playing Cards. The fourth deck of a series full of beauty and tradition

One month ago, Sviatoslav Pashchuk (Agitcom) launched his decks EL RECUERDO. His talent as a designer made this campaign a success in which all stretch goals were unlocked including the three editions offered as stretch goals.     The artist also created a very special fourth edition that wasn’t funded and has been just released in a new campaign: EL RECUERDO: Muertos Iluminados.     This deck brings new designs on faces, back and tuck case although it keeps as reference the…

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10 May
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EL RECUERDO Playing cards. Mexican culture and history beautifully illustrated

Sviatoslav Pashchuk (Agitcom) is one of those designers whose work is worth of admiration. He is able to turn each card into a piece of art. He already did it in the Golden Age decks and now he presents his new creation: EL RECUERDO. For this deck the artist takes the tradition and culture of Mexico combining folkloric and historical elements in a very successful way. With just a pencil and a paper Sviatoslav has taken a variety of references and…

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27 July
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MUERTOS ANIMALS EDITION Playing Cards by Natalia Silva. Pets join the fiesta

Less than two weeks ago I was talking about MUERTOS Playing Cards by Natalia Silva. The campaign was successfully funded and Natalia brings us the second part of this series dedicated to traditional Mexican celebration but with a very original style: MUERTOS ANIMALS EDITION.       The inspiration and the vector and colorful style are still present in this deck replacing the classic human skulls by those of fun animals.     Dark purple backgrounds, elaborated designs full of details and…

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16 July
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MUERTOS Playing Cards by Natalia Silva. The fun interpretation of the Mexican celebration

For several years, Natalia Silva has offered us decks with a very personal style. After her popular series dedicated to Russian folklore, she successfully combined these designs with the popular Mexican culture in Calaveras de Azúcar. Now, a new deck joins the collection: MUERTOS.     Using the well-known vector and colorful style, MUERTOS playing cards perfectly represent the aesthetic spirit of the great Mexican Day of the Dead celebration that has been the inspiration for so many decks along last…

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28 April
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CALAVERAS DE AZUCAR Luxury Edition Playing Cards. Russia and Mexico meet in the most luxurious tuck case

Calaveras de Azucar was a creation in the purest style of Natalia Silva, with her personal vector graphics inspired by the popular Mexican Day of the Dead. After her successful campaign in which she offered decks in different colors and print-runs, she has just released a very exclusive and beautiful object: CALAVERAS DE AZUCAR Luxury Edition.     For this edition, Natalia has created a unique tuck case, designed for collectors, in which she has used very striking materials for a surprising…

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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,…