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21 August
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METROPOL NEXT Playing Cards. The future of the series

In 2013, Mike Lambert launched the first deck of what has already become the METROPOL series. Modernity and minimalism make a great team in these decks that have exploited different color schemes, from the fluorescent NOX to the new pastel colors on black and white backgrounds. Looking to the future of this brand, Mike has just launched METROPOL NEXT. This new deck keeps the essence of the series, with simple and very clean designs. The updated artwork in the faces…

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22 April
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MODERN AIRCRAFT Playing Cards. The powerful flying machines take off again!

A few weeks ago I was talking about the second military-themed deck by Buyworthy, one of the most important companies dedicated to the playing cards online business in Australia. After trying to print the deck, they decided to completely change the direction of the project and relaunch it as MODERN AIRCRAFT. In the quest to satisfy the taste of their backers, Buyworthy have got rid of the Bicycle brand and the large minimum print run by the USPCC so have decided…

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04 March
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BICYCLE MODERN AIRCRAFT Playing Cards. The most powerful flying machines of the 21st century

Buyworthy is one of the most important companies dedicated to the playing cards online business in Australia. In the summer of 2017 they decided to launch Modern Warships, the first of a series of Bicycle military-themed decks. After funding and fulfilling it, they have just launched the second deck in the series: BICYCLE MODERN AIRCRAFT.     Like the previous one, this deck shows images of modern airplanes grouped by countries. Whereas the court cards and aces depict aircraft that belong to…

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03 September
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METROPOL NOX and LUX 2017. The traditional minimalism with shiny finish

In the last months, playing cards creation has experienced a strong explosion of minimalist and geometric designs specially oriented to cardistry fans. However these designs are not new and we can find pretty good referents that can be considered the origins of this type of decks. One of the most obvious cases is the Metropol Playing Cards, created by Mike Lambert (Metropol Cards) and whose first NOX edition was launched in 2013, followed by the LUX edition in 2104. Three years…

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03 February
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METROPOL ONE HUNDRED Playing Cards. One hundred minimalist decks for one hundred backers

Minimalist card fans and cardists will be definitely familiar with the Metropol decks, colorful designs by Mike Lambert (Metropol Cards) from two successful campaigns. Now Mike has launched a new and unique campaign: METROPOL ONE HUNDRED.     Metropol One Hundred is something different from its predecessors. Keeping the same pattern in numbered cards and, especially, in court cards, the designs are somewhat more elaborate and sharp, with white background in faces and dark backs, less use of colors, more sober and…

11 October
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Retro Deck. Mid-Century modern style playing cards

  As an architect worried about the modern and sustainable environments, Kraig Kalashian started in 2007 a company called Pocono Modern, whose mission was to build an affordable modern home with quality materials cheaper then any other low quality house. They developed several products fitting with their idea of the ideal home and also with the mid-century designing style. One of those products was the Pocono Modern deck of cards that was successfully funded and printed by the middle of this…

09 August
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Metropol LUX Playing Cards. New editions of the minimalist deck

  Last year, Mike Lambert (Metropol Cards) released the Metropol NOX deck, a minimalist and modern deck with a cool mix of color and a black background. After the success of this deck, Mike has released his new deck: Metropol LUX. Metropol LUX repeats the design of its predecessor with new and interesting color changes. Although this deck is clearly conceived for cardists, everyone will enjoy this new version because there will be three different editions: the Classic one, with a colorist…

18 November
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Metropol NOX deck. Fluorescent and LUXurious minimalism

  If you want to see something different, come and have a look to this deck: Metropol Nox. Mike Lamber designed this deck trying to give the poker cards a twist of modernity and minimalism. He states that this deck will appeal to all the cardistry community, players, magicians and collectors.     The deck will be printed by the USPCC in Bicycle stock. Each suit has a different fluorescent color and the contrast with the black background is maximum….