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17 July
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DANCE OF DEATH Playing cards. A trilogy of monochromatic death

Hans Holbein the Younger was a German artist who masterfully commanded different expressions of pictorial art and printmaking. Known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century, one of his most controversial works, of which he even had to conceal his authorship, was the series called “Dance of Death”, 51 xylographies (woodcuts) showing medieval allegorical drawings with sarcastic allusions to the Church of the time. Inspired by these works, Sergey Kostyuchenko has launched the second campaign of an…

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15 July
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INVASION BLOOD Playing Cards. Alien invasion has already begun

Late 2018, I talked about the Invasion deck, created by Dmitrii Lebedev with his son Nikita, an experienced cardist. The campaign was succesfully funded but unfortunately they couldn’t unlock the second edition that has just been released: INVASION BLOOD.     The inspiration for the design comes from an imaginary UFO sighting, lived by the creators themselves, in which they found a card containing the information necessary to recreate in a deck the identities of the alien races that seek…

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06 July
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JEWELRY BOX cards. Decorative watercolor beetles

Ehsan Ziafati is a versatile artist always in search of new creative challenges. His extraordinary vision of art as an individual and collective experience has enlisted in the adventure of creating a new deck of cards: JEWELRY BOX. The insects fascinate the artist and that is the inspiration of these cards. Encouraged by his friends in a game night, Ehsan decided to create his own deck using original illustrations, made entirely by hand with watercolors and in which the protagonists…

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03 July
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BUTTERFLY BLACK Playing Cards. The most beautiful insect now with metallic shine

No amateur or professional can doubt that Ondrej Psenicka is one of the most promising and successful card magicians on the international stage. His career and his charming performance has allowed him to go really far. But talking about Ondrej is also talking about Butterfly, the deck which revolutionized in 2016 the concept of card marking. Now, after 3 years and a production of almost 35,000 decks in several editions, he has just launched the new series of BUTTERFLY BLACK…

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02 July
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BICYCLE ALPHABET cards. The victory of the letter over the number

Ridiculous Gaming Studio is a young group of graphic designers who have decided to launch their first crowdfunding project: BICYCLE ALPHABET EDITION. As card and board games designers, these entrepreneurs wanted to create a high-quality deck with a recognizable brand, original look and completely customized. Thus, using the alphabet as a base concept, they have created some designs with simple but very interesting lines.     The customization is complete and the color scheme is quite simple based on the…