Browse by Tag - MPC

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10 May
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IMPRESSIONS GOLD and SILVER playing cards. The jewels of MPC’s Crown

Make Playing Cards has always been at the forefront in offering materials, finishes and accessories to their followers and customers, having positioned themselves as one of the main references in the world of card making and printing. One of their most popular products is the Impressions Series, already available in multiple colors that now comes back with the IMPRESSIONS GOLD and SILVER Playing Cards.     These new decks make use of the already popular high-gloss technology used by MPC, which combines a…

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26 April
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DONDORF “HUNDERTJAHKARTE” Playing Cards. The most beautiful restoration of a centenary deck

This is not the first time we have seen a modern restoration of an old deck but I think this is the most beautiful restoration I have seen lately: DONDORF HUNDERTJAHKARTE. Bernhard Dondorf was a long-lived German card maker born and based in Frankfurt who created a lithograph company and who always worked with innovative techniques. The most notable of these techniques was the chromolithography, patented in the mid-nineteenth century and which Dondorf elevated to the category of graphic art…

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28 March
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PIPMEN WORLD FULL ART Playing Cards. A world without borders

A few days ago, the latest campaign by Ben Jones (Elephant Playing Cards) ended successfully funded with a unique deck, Pipmen World,  the last deck of the Pipmen series. Ben has launched an “express campaign” to create a complement to the previous one: PIPMEN WORLD FULL ART. Apart from the original semi-transformation style used in all the previous editions, Pipmen World not only shows the popular characters of the saga but also reveals the entire pipmen universe. Each card is a small…

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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…

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28 October
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IMPRESSIONS CARDINAL Playing Cards. Snow and blood on black with a striking embossing

Make Playing Cards were pioneers in printing cards with high gloss embossed technology. The release of their Impressions series was quite well received among card fans because they combine traditional design, good handling and a very striking look thanks to their unique touch. The Impressions series already has a significant color variations in which MPC have also combined this embossing technique with foil stamping. Now, they present a new creation: IMPRESSIONS CARDINAL.     This new deck leverages the expertise of…

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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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17 July
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THE OTHER KINGDOM ANIMALS EDITION Playing Cards. The limited deck becomes accesible to all card fans

Many followers of Natalia Silva claimed for it and here it is. In her previous campaign, The Other Kingdom, Natalia created a beautiful deck where birds were decorative elements inside very elegant and refined designs. Furthermore, she released during the campaign two limited editions with a more luxurious presentation. The Bird Edition used the same designs as the original deck while in the other, the Animal Edition, birds were replaced by other animals. Natalia wanted all her fans could enjoy the new…

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08 June
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DIABOLIQUE ENGINES Playing Cards. Two artists together with common gears

Two artists have teamed in a project to make their own interpretation of the same theme: DIABOLIQUE ENGINES.     Steven Fields and Greg Brown (Two Geeks Gaming) have made on playing cards their own interpretation of clockwork with gears and pulleys. Steven’s deck is called “GLOW” and has a geometric structure design. Despite its monochromatic schema, it uses a different color on each suit. Although the inks used won’t glow, the design itself pretends to glow in a dark background…

13 May
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Relaunch of JACK IN THE GREEN Playing Cards. A deck with vivid and quite natural colors

Nic Carter launched some months ago a colorful deck inspired by the mythological nature and the seasons. The campaign was cancelled and he has decided to relaunch it without changes in the design but with a lower funding goal: JACK IN THE GREEN.     Each suit in the deck represents a different season of the year in which the court cards show different reversible jacks (with different faces depending on the orientation), one per season, and gods and goddesses of different…

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16 April
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SIRENS Playing Cards relaunch. New printers and materials for a beautiful artwork

Perhaps you remember I talked one month ago about the SIRENS Playing cards. The creator decided to cancel the campaign (showing a honest behavior as it was already funded) to fix some potential issues with the printing process and relaunch when he was able to ensure everything would work smoothly with his backers. Just a few days ago, the new campaign was launched: SIRENS Playing Cards. The campaign made by Jianhao Cai (Old Card Maker) remain basically the same in terms of artwork. The…