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15 September
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ANGELOLOGIE Playing Cards. An angelic deck!

After his success Demonologie, Emmanuel Valtierra dedicates his new deck to the kindly celestial forces: ANGELOLOGIE.     Each one of the court cards is dedicated to an angel, whose illustrations have been inspired by old books and manuscripts. It is possible to distinguish the different artistic styles in the cards as well as historical details told through the images to describe the different winged characters. The artists keeps that old book style and that well-known colorful touch. All the…

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03 September
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THE PLANETS: NEPTUNE Playing Cards. The end of the trip and the series

David Goldklang (Vanda Cards) has traveled more than 30 astronomical units (about 2.8 billion miles) through the solar system to bring us one of the most beautiful series of playing cards inspired by the outer space. The last planet just received him with his new deck: THE PLANETS: NEPTUNE.     Illustrated by the Serbian Srdjan Vidakovic (Widakk), this PLANETS series is dedicated to the planets of the Solar System. The artist’s work combines vintage aesthetics with elegance and luxury finishes. This…

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11 August
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CHAO Playing Cards. Inspired by China, printed in China

Among the oldest civilizations, China is undoubtedly one of the historically richest. Its thousands of years have lived different times, from the first dynasties to the most contemporary history. Chinese culture has served as  inspiration for many playing cards but this time Make Playing Cards, one of the most important Chinese card printers in the world, offers us an interesting creation: CHAO. Make Playing Cards is already a reference in the playing cards printing and design as they have produced thousands…

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02 July
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THE HALLOWEEN DECK. Relaunch of an amazing set of playing cards inspired by tradition

A little over a month ago I was talking about Stephen W. Brandt, a talented and imaginative designer, illustrator and animator. After rethinking his previous project created from a new company, Swabbed Decks, he has just relaunched the project again and this time with the absolute determination to print 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…

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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,…

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…