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12 March
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Tikilandia Playing Cards. The amusing vision of the ancestral Polynesian culture

Since his childhood, Robert Jimenez dreamed of becoming a great illustrator inspired by his comics readings and all his favorite television series and films. His versatility as a cartoonist has allowed him to publish his illustration works in a large number and variety of formats, from book covers to art galleries. Now he makes a debut as playing cards designer with his first deck: TIKILANDIA. For this deck, the artist has taken inspiration from one of his favorite themes, Polynesian culture…

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27 November
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ANCIENT EGYPT Playing Cards. Beautiful illustrations buried in the sands of the desert

There are recurring themes of inspiration in the playing cards design. Ancient Civilizations have always attracted designers and, among all, Egyptian Culture is perhaps one of the most popular. After their success with the “Heroes of a Nation” decks, April GS launch their new creation: ANCIENT EGYPT Playing Cards.     Designed by Konstantin Sheyco and illustrated by Alina Vagapoga, Ancient Egypt deck is almost a graphic encyclopedia of the mythical deities worshiped in the old Egypt culture and religion. Amazing illustrations…

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20 November
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LORDS AND GODS OF EGYPT Playing Cards. The divine and the earthly in three fantastic decks

The Egyptian Empire and its rich mythology have been the inspiration for all kinds of artistic expressions, including, of course, the playing cards. After the successful campaign with the Star Kings decks, SVI GROUP offers us their new creation: LORDS AND GODS OF EGYPT. This creative group looks for a nice combination of interesting designs for collectible decks and a European quality production. Thus, for this campaign, they have created three different decks that are inspired by real and mythological…

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05 November
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AVALON Playing Cards. A deck worthy of a legendary king

Elevated by Celtic mythology to the category of immortal hero, Arturo is one of the most popular kings thanks to literature and cinema. Few are those who know and many who speculate with his authentic origin but his history is full of adventures, magic and mysteries that are, undoubtedly, much more stimulating than his real life. Taking the name of one of the most important locations in the story of this epic king, a new and beautiful deck has been…

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12 August
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AESIR FOIL TUCK Playing cards. Viking mythology in the most luxurious tuck cases

Since Doug Frye launched the very first Aesir deck in 2014, hundreds of card fans have been able to enjoy this world inspired by Viking mythology and its prophecy about the end of the world. Several editions have been created after that but Doug wanted to create something very special so he has launched his new campaign: AESIR FOIL TUCK. For this project, three luxury tuck cases in blue, red and black have been created. To make them more unique…

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19 June
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MANTRA Playing Cards. Three decks that will give you spiritual calm

Mantras are tools with spiritual power traditionally related to the deities of Hinduism. The Shanti Mantras (or Peace Mantras) are prayers present in religious rituals to convey a sense of peace around those who recite them. With an inspiration in these prayers you can find the new MANTRA decks. Created by Noir Arts (NPCC) , these three decks are named after each of the Shanti Mantras, used to calm and remove obstacles from the three realms described in the Hindu…

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30 October
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MIDDLE KINGDOM GOLD AND SILVER Playing Cards. New editions with much more relief

Middle Kingdom Bicycle White and Black were two successful campaigns created by Doug Frye in collaboration with Deveo Media. After completing the fulfillment of both decks, this team of mythology enthusiasts launch a sequel: MIDDLE KINGDOM GOLD AND SILVER. The new decks share the designs with their predecessors, inspired by the ancient China, its origins and its deities. The main change lies in the color combinations: black on silver background and gold on black background.     With a line engraved…

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13 October
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Relaunch of DIVINE ART Playing Cards. New tuck, new back and new printer for this deck about the Hindu Folk Art

Founded by Sunish Chabba, the Guru Playing Card Company was created to spread and create awareness about Indian folk art art forms using a contemporary style. After a first failed funding try, they relaunch the project even with more power: DIVINE ART. Divine Art is inspired by the Hindu Mythology using an unique style blending the traditional imagery of gods and goddesses with an interesting pastel colors combination and detailed ornaments. The mysticism of the Indian mythology is present everywhere and everything…

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17 September
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DIVINE ART Playing Cards. The tradition of the Hindu Folk Art with a contemporary style

Founded by Sunish Chabba, the Guru Playing Card Company was created to spread and create awareness about Indian folk art art forms using a contemporary style. They have just lunched DIVINE ART DIVINE ART. Divine Art is inspired by the Hindu Mythology using an unique style blending the traditional imagery of gods and goddesses with an interesting pastel colors combination and detailed ornaments. The mysticism of the Indian mythology is present everywhere and everything in the deck has been carefully customized to…

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14 August
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MOIRAI Playing Cards. Your destiny is written and says you will have it in your collection

Feared and respected by Zeus himself, the three Fates (Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos) are represented in many different ways in Greek mythology and also called by other names in several classic mythologies. These deities who embody the Destiny have served as inspiration for MOIRAI Playing Cards.     The creation for this deck arises as a collaboration between two good friends sharing ideas around a lunch. Designed by Steward West (Fanangled) and illustrated by Bob Case, the awesome drawings make use of a great symbolic…