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25 November
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MILITARY PIN-UP Playing Cards. The armed beauty

Among all the artists that have gone through Max Playing Cards, Sviatoslav Pashchuk (Agitcom) is undoubtedly one of the most talented. His technique of hyperrealistic digital design is one of his main creative attractions whose mastery has been demonstrated in decks such as Golden Age or El Recuerdo. Now, he presents his latest creation: MILITARY PIN-UP. In this new deck, the artist recreates two of his great pictorial hobbies. On the one hand, as a great fan of Gil Elvgren‘s work, Sviatoslav…

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23 October
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“DON’T KILL THE MESSENGER” and MONGOL EMPIRE decks. Genghis Khan comes back to your playing cards

More than 100 million people in an area of over 33 million square kilometers made the Mongol Empire the largest contiguous land empire in the history. This civilization has seldom served as an inspiration for the creation of contemporary cards, and yet at this moment we can find two projects that, although from different artists, have this common theme.   DON’T KILL THE MESSENGER Under this shocking name we find a deck of superb design, full of elegant details and…

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28 June
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THE KELLY GANG deck. Outlandish Playing Cards very easy to catch

The stories about bandits have always been exciting and, even despite being outlaws persecuted for justice, many of them have become legendary heroes. This is the case of Ned Kelly and his gang that now receive a tribute in the form of a deck of cards: THE KELLY GANG. Son of an Irish father, a convict transferred to the British colony of Victoria (Australia) in the mid-nineteenth century, Ned Kelly grew up with an indelible idea about rebellion against the English…

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24 June
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EL RECUERDO: MUERTOS ILUMINADOS Playing Cards. The fourth deck of a series full of beauty and tradition

One month ago, Sviatoslav Pashchuk (Agitcom) launched his decks EL RECUERDO. His talent as a designer made this campaign a success in which all stretch goals were unlocked including the three editions offered as stretch goals.     The artist also created a very special fourth edition that wasn’t funded and has been just released in a new campaign: EL RECUERDO: Muertos Iluminados.     This deck brings new designs on faces, back and tuck case although it keeps as reference the…

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10 May
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EL RECUERDO Playing cards. Mexican culture and history beautifully illustrated

Sviatoslav Pashchuk (Agitcom) is one of those designers whose work is worth of admiration. He is able to turn each card into a piece of art. He already did it in the Golden Age decks and now he presents his new creation: EL RECUERDO. For this deck the artist takes the tradition and culture of Mexico combining folkloric and historical elements in a very successful way. With just a pencil and a paper Sviatoslav has taken a variety of references and…

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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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23 April
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EPHEMERID Playing Cards. Much more than a typographic deck

Graphic designer, entrepreneur, adventurer, collector, blogger, … The human being behind this new deck is simply amazing. Fabien Barral (Mr. Cup) has been working for many years in the graphic design world and has already carried out successful crowdfunding campaigns because he really relies on personal relationships as the key to a good project. As a collector, Fabien has been picking up thousands of transitory items printed in paper (ephemera) throughout his life, such as tickets, bookmarks or letters. He wanted…

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22 April
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MODERN AIRCRAFT Playing Cards. The powerful flying machines take off again!

A few weeks ago I was talking about the second military-themed deck by Buyworthy, one of the most important companies dedicated to the playing cards online business in Australia. After trying to print the deck, they decided to completely change the direction of the project and relaunch it as MODERN AIRCRAFT. In the quest to satisfy the taste of their backers, Buyworthy have got rid of the Bicycle brand and the large minimum print run by the USPCC so have decided…

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08 April
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ANTAGON ROYAL Playing Cards. The last and best version of the powerful medieval women

After trying a few months ago, Michele Spatola continues to pursue his dream and relaunches, with several changes, his new campaign of ANTAGON ROYAL Playing Cards. Michele has worked as crazy for this relaunch and has assembled a set of beautiful hyperrealistic illustrations of women made by talented designers to be depicted int he court cards and jokers. These women are the real protagonists of a deck that blends elegance and refinement in its designs. The numbered cards are delicate and…

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09 March
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ODE TO LA CATRINA Playing Cards. The resurrection of beautiful and dead Mexican girls

Disturbingly beautiful, La Catrina or Calabaza Garbancera is already an icon of the famous Day of the Dead celebration. Created by Jose Guadalupe Posada, one of the most popular and inspiring Mexican illustrators and engravers, his work is part of the traditional Mexican folklore. Although there are already many decks dedicated to the Mexican Day of the Dead, Noir Arts has just launched two awesome decks inspired by this nice girl: THE ODE TO LA CATRINA. With this production, Noir Arts recovers the original designs…