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15 February
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PIPMEN WORLD Playing Cards. A few hours to get the universe Pipmen at the best price

Some days ago I talked about the imminent launch of the latest project by Ben Jones (Elephant Playing Cards). The project is live: PIPMEN WORLD. Pipmen World is the last deck of the Pipmen series and it is not only another deck. Apart from the original semi-transformation style used in the previous editions, this deck not only shows the popular characters of the saga but also reveals the entire pipmen universe. Each card is a small piece of a huge puzzle in which…

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09 February
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PIPMEN WORLD Playing Cards. The Pipmen Universe in your hand

After the success with his little men in Pipmen, Ben Jones (Elephant Playing Cards) has his next campaign almost ready and it will be something new and fun: PIPMEN WORLD. Pipmen World will be the last deck of the Pipmen series and it not only will show the popular characters of the saga but will also reveal the entire pipmen universe. Each card will be a small piece of a huge puzzle in which we will see more than 150 little…

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12 June
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1883 MURPHY TRANSFORMATION RED Playing Cards. The historic piece of art now with red back

While many artists create every day designs for new decks, other playing cards lovers work to recover designs of cards that, unfortunately, have been lost in the corners of history. Michael Scott (Home Run Games) is one of those wonderful nostalgic men and in early 2014 decided to create a new series of restored decks. He began with the Triplicate deck by A. Dougherty (1876), which was followed by the Mauger quadruplicate (1876), Varnish Murphy (1883) and Saladee (1864). Now…

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18 March
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PIPMEN SHADOW Edition Playing Cards. The darker side of these stickmen

Pipmen campaign has just successfully finished. Ben Jones (Elephant Playing Cards) will print two decks full of crazy small characters who do not stop doing things… However, the project did not get enough funding to print the third deck: PIPMEN SHADOW.     For that reason, Ben has decided to launch a new campaign, shorter and with a lower funding goal, to print that third deck. In addition, Ben has made an important decision: the third deck had to be visually different…

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20 February
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PIPMEN Playing Cards. The stickmen of the deck are back to stay

Only one month ago, I talked about PIPMEN, a project by Ben Jones (Elephant Playing Cards) inspired by a frantic group of stickmen who invaded a deck of cards. Ben canceled the project to make some changes and adjustments and has relaunched it with much more strength. So much so, that is practically funded.     Inspired by stickmen, those classic puppets we draw since we are children, Ben has created the pipmen, joining the concepts of the stickmen and the pips of…

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12 January
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PIPMEN Playing Cards. Those little men are everywhere

Ben Jones (Elephant Playing Cards) created a few months ago the Prism Night deck, the first one printed by the LPCC with a glossy technology. After the successful funding, Ben launches a completely new and different project: PIPMEN.     Inspired by stickmen, those classic puppets we draw since we are children, Ben has created the pipmen, joining the concepts of the stickmen and the pips of the poker cards. With this idea, he has done a creative transformation deck where each card is a…

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09 August
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1883 Murphy Varnish Transformation Playing Cards. The restoration of a magnificent piece of art

Earlier this year, Michael Scott (Home Run Games) started his “restoration adventure”. He decided to take emblematic decks from a distant past and reprint them fully restored. After two successful campaigns with the 1876 Triplicate and Quadruplicate decks, his last campaign revolves around a very special set of cards: the 1883 MURPHY VARNISH Transformation Deck.     Franklyn Murphy, former Governor of New Jersey and founder of Murphy Varnish, commissioned Andrew Dougherty an advertising deck for his company. Dougherty printed in 1883…

15 March
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Delicious Playing Cards. The deck that will transform your taste

  If you are a fan of playing cards and a follower of Max Playing Cards, it is almost impossible you don’t know Emmanuel Jose. He is an artist who has designed three decks using an amazing technique of paper-cutting and a huge dose of talent. After Curator, Clipped Wings and Sawdust, Emmanuel presents his fourth creation: DELICIOUS.     As he did in his previous decks, each week of 2014 Emmanuel created a different card that took part of…

07 September
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Sawdust deck by Emmanuel Jose. The Greatest Show on Earth

  When you mix a huge talent and papercutting techniques to make transformation playing cards you get incredible decks. That’s the case of Curator and Clipped Wings, the two previous works by Emmanuel Jose. Now, he presents his third creation: SawDust. Sawdust shares the style of its predecessors and it is inspired by the Circus world. Like the artist made in his previous decks, each card has been created during each week of a year (2013). The scenes depicted in…

20 March
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Clipped Wings deck. Papercutting cards. Interview to Emmanuel Jose

  Emmanuel Jose is one of the most talented playing cards designer I have known. That’s not only because he designs transformation decks with a really original concept, but also because he uses a technique that distinguish him form the rest of artists: the papercutting. After his very first work, Curator, a true success produced by The House of Playing Cards, Emmanuel has launched his second deck (and his first solo project): Clipped Wings.     I have had the…