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30 December
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Collectable Playing Cards celebrate their hundred. Congratulations!

I perfectly remember when, in 2013, I was chatting with the Spanish Ana Albares, one of their first artists, about Collectable Playing Cards. The man behind an already consolidated company dedicated to the magic products in Magic Trick Store, Mike Guistolise, decided to begin a business venture about playing cards in which he would also produce his own decks. More than 4 years later, Collectable Playing Cards has become one of the most prolific producers of cards, mainly Bicycle. Many designs and…

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15 October
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ROME Playing Cards. Hail, Emperor! those who are about to collect salute you!

My good friend Randy Butterfield (Midnight Card Company) has finally launched the cards in which he has been working during the whole year: ROME Caesar and Antony. ROME is inspired by ancient Rome. and focused on the periods of its first and second triumvirate highlighting two of their most famous protagonists: Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. You can read more about the inspiration of the deck in a previous article I posted in exclusive some months ago. These characters are represented in their own…

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26 September
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IMPERIUM Playing Cards. Strong like a lion and elegant like an eagle

Concept Grafix is a young and dynamic entrepreneurial company that begins a new adventure in the graphic creativity business. They wanted to break through the main gate launching a deck full of strength and beauty: IMPERIUM.     Designed by renowned artist known as the Blackout Brother, the illustrations are inspired by the Roman Empire and it power, so it is full of historical references and bold designs. The concept behind the design is represented by two marvelous creatures: the strength…

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28 March
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ROME Playing Cards. First look at the deck in progress by Randy Butterfield

Randy Butterfield (Midnight Card Company) is an old friend of Max Playing Cards that has delighted us with many designs and his personal style. He is preparing his next deck, ROME, inspired by the Ancient Rome. He has let me “steal” him a few images of what he is designing just now so I hope you like them. There will be two editions of the ROME Playing Cards: Antony and Caesar, in two different colors for back and tuck case. Both will be…