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18 May
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THE HALLOWEEN DECK. Inspired by tradition and illustrated from the heart

Stephen W. Brandt is a talented and imaginative designer, illustrator and animator. He has created a new company, Swabbed Decks, to make an incursion into the card design world. His first work is THE HALLOWEEN DECK. Despite being a theme already used on other decks before, Stephen’s cards are completely different and depict their own interpretation, without filters, of this celebration, especially popular in the Anglosphere and “imported” by many other countries.     Stephen has hand-drawn every one of the…

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11 March
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WORST DECK Of Playing Cards. Celebrating the Worst Show in Vegas!

Las Vegas is undoubtedly the casino games and also magic mecca. Among the huge variety of shows you can find, there is an especially fun proposal: The Worst Show in Vegas. A funny name for a fun show for the whole family that revolves around music, adventure and, of course, magic.     Brian Daniel South (Discover Magic) is a tireless worker, father, magician, designer, entrepreneur, optimist and a good friend of Max Playing Cards. After creating the Different decks,…

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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…

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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…