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12 September
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USMilPin Playing Cards. A sexy and very well armed deck

In previous articles I had the opportunity to show you different decks created around the pinups, those beautiful girls popularized by the US soldiers of the Second World War using them as patriotic charm (rather than erotic images). There are many designers who have used this inspiration to create beautiful illustrations and today I bring you an example: USMinPin.     USMinPin (United States Military Pin-ups) is not just a deck, but a reflection of the passion of its creators to recover the…

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07 February
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DAY OF THE DOLLS Playing Cards: BOMBSHELL Edition. A real bomb of illustrated beauties

Exactly one year ago, Stephen Lewis launched a magnificently illustrated deck. Unfortunately, the project was a bit ambitious (with four different decks) and wasn’t funded. Luckily, Stephen is back with a much better campaign: DAY OF THE DOLLS: BOMBSHELL EDITION.     This deck mixes two of the most popular themes for playing cards fans according the latest successful projects and classic collecting trends: pinups and Day of the Dead.     Stephen partnered with the artist Michael Axt to hand draw illustrations and convert…

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03 February
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Day of the Dolls Playing Cards. Dead girls were never so beautiful

If we list the most popular themes for playing cards fans according the latest successful projects and classic collecting trends I am sure that pinups and Day of the Dead would be, without doubt, part of that list. But wait, what about mixing both? Do you think it is impossible? No, it’s not. In fact, Stephen Lewis has done it in a set of stunning decks called DAY OF THE DOLLS. Stephen partnered with the artist Michael Axt to hand draw illustrations and convert…

29 May
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Bicycle Pin-Up Playing Cards. Beautiful and suggestive but strong and independent

  A pin-up girl is much more than a beautiful lady with transparencies, heels and stockings with garter belt, it is a symbol of women against social conventions and machismo. Although the first references of the pin-up date from the late nineteenth century, soldiers of the Second World War were those who made them really popular using them as patriotic charm (rather than erotic images). The original art, the erotic press and the photography transform the pin-up images in a…

13 August
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All Jokers Playing Cards. The transformation of the transformation deck

  Just a few days ago I talked to you about a cool deck: Bicycle 4 Jokers. I lay awake many secrets of the deck you can read in the original article. Due to the high funding goal and delivery time mainly due to the USPCC production restrictions, Man Made Games has decided to cancel the original project and create a new one: All Jokers Transformation deck. The deck design is basically the same, but the printer will be MPC,…

08 August
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Bicycle 4 Jokers transformation deck. All its secrets… revealed

    This is not the first time I talk about Man Made Games works on playing cards. Here you have their last work: Bicycle 4 Jokers deck. This is a transformation deck where all the characters in the cards (excepting, of course, the joker cards) are jokers. The artwork has been carefully made and the result is amazing.     The concept began with an admiration of jokers in classic, modern and unusual decks.  They wanted to depict four…

06 August
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ZOM-B-GIRLS Pin-Up Playing Cards. Zombie but cute girls

  Playing cards collectors know pin-ups decks are very valuable and zombie decks are very popular. Team Zombie have decide to mix both on this crazy, sexy and eerie deck: Zom-B-Girls. I have the chance to talk to Justin Hussain, one of the creators of the deck, and he has told me they were looking for different artists to design the deck, not just for one for the whole design. So, five people form Team Zombie: two creators and idea…