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20 March
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EQUALITY and JUSTICE Playing Cards. The decks looking for the path to freedom

The representation of Iustitia, the Roman goddess heiress of the Greek Dice, has traditionally been linked to a woman holding a scale in one hand to symbolize the balance between truth and justice and a sword in the other hand to show the strength of its application. From the 15th century, a blindfold was added to the iconography to indicate that the justice must be impartial. With this inspiration, the artist John Cho and Passione Cards Team have created the EQUALITY…

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12 March
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TANK MASTERS Playing Cards. The armored deck of the World War II

Wars are the ultimate demonstration of human’s inability to solve a problem in a civilized manner but have also forged our history and unfortunately remain, for many citizens of the world, a frightening reality they live every day. We must not lose the opportunity to remember the horrors of war to prevent its recurrence. . Max (Max Playing Cards) The latest of the “big” wars, World War II, has been the inspiration for the talented Ukrainian artist, Sviatoslav Pashchuk (Agitcom) to create…

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08 March
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THE WONDERLAND and LOOKING GLASS Playing Cards. Classical illustrations from a classic of literature

After successfully producing his Halloween deck, the imaginative creator Stephen W. Brandt (Swabbed Decks) has decided to launch a project inspired by one of the most popular classics: THE WONDERLAND and LOOKING GLASS. This project stems from Stephen’s admiration for the illustrations of Lewis Carrol‘s classic books made by the well-known British cartoonist John Tenniel. Specifically, these two decks are based on two of these works: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass”, made in the mid-nineteenth century….

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07 March
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ARISTO STEAMPUNK Playing Cards . A mechanical and retro-futuristic deck

The fusion between the retro aesthetic of the Victorian era and science fiction technology based on steam energy resulted in the literary genre of steampunk that has served as inspiration for many playing card designs. Today I bring you a new deck full of fantasy inspired by this movement: ARISTO STEAMPUNK. The first thing that stands out the observation of these cards is the careful setting and the detailed illustrations that decorate it. Taking as a reference the machinery and…

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26 February
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CROWN JEWELS SAPPHIRE Playing cards . The most precious blue beauty

Precious stones have traditionally been associated with magical properties and are also part of many tales and legends. SVI Group produces decks full of historical inspiration and adventure and this time they offer us the first of a series of decks called Crown Jewels inspired by the gems: SAPPHIRE ROYAL BLUE. The campaign offers two different decks that share illustrations on faces with different color schemes and backs. The court cards have been completely customized based on the traditional scheme…