Browse by Tag - mythology

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04 June
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ENUMA Playing Cards. The great war of the Babylonian gods

Enuma Elish is a Babylonian epic poem about the genesis of the universe and mankind. Engraved on clay tablets with cuneiform writing in the 7th century BC. and recovered over time, this work collects different episodes in which the gods take part of a constant creation and destruction. Inspired by this work, a new and dynamic Italian company, Nemesis Factory, has just launched an amazing campaign: ENUMA.     Conscientious work, extensive documentation and enormous talent come together in a…

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17 May
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Bicycle HERCULES Playing Cards. The strongest deck of the Olympus

Among the mythical characters of all times there is one that stands out for his strength and courage. Gambler’s Warehouse has released a new deck based on this hero: HERCULES. Hercules is the Roman name for Heracles, son of Zeus, the king of the gods, and the beautiful mortal Alcmena. He is, without a doubt, the most popular of the heroes in the Greek mythology. His adventures became so famous that they spread from town to town and from culture…

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09 May
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ENEIDA Playing Cards. Beauty inspired by a classic epic poem

In 1798, the poem “Eneida” by the Ukranian writer Ivan Kotliarevsky was published. In 2011, one of its multiples reprints in 2011 included as a complement a beautifully illustrated bridge deck with the same name was created and it became a huge success. Now, Fullhouse has launched a new edition: ENEIDA. Eneida tells a story inspired by Virgil’s Latin epopee and adapted to Ukrainian folklore and culture. This literary adaptation was illustrated on playing cards in a sublime way with…

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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…