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19 May
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EQUALITY and JUSTICE Playing Cards. A fair relaunch

Only two months ago, Passione Cards  launched a set of cards that were intended to be a hallmark of their quality and hard job over the years and for the future. Unfortunately the project didn’t reach the funding goal so along the last few weeks they have made some changes to achieve the success deserved in the EQUALITY and JUSTICE Playing Cards. For the relaunch, two key changes have been made: a new printer that would allow a better scalability…

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18 May
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HUSTLING JOE and YE WITCHES Playing Cards. Interesting reproductions of the late Nineteenth Century

After achieving a fantastic success with the reproductions of Vanity and Faro decks, Will Roya strikes back with an exciting project with two new reproductions: HUSTLING JOE and YE WITCHES. Hustling Joe No.61 deck was first produced by the USPCC in 1895 and modified later in a second edition to correct some mistakes. The designs are comical and inspired by the relationship between playing cards and the scams, represented by the character “Joe” in the Ace of Spades. All the…

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15 May
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THE BOX AND LINE Playing Cards. A different deck, contemporary and with a retro touch

I have always said that one of the greatest satisfactions in my work on this website over the years is to have been able to meet new creators (and the great people behind them) and do my part in making their dreams come true, especially in their very first deck project. A few days ago I met Steven Summers, an explorer of art in motion who has been working in the creative video world for many years. Now he is…

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13 May
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Beta ONE deck by MPC. Playing cards not for playing

Make Playing Cards continues working to be at the forefront of the production of quality cards with special finishes. Now he makes his first bet for a different deck: MPC Beta ONE. With this deck MPC shows us a completely new development to satisfy the growing need for special cards for magic and cardistry. There are several aspects that MPC has taken into account for this new work. On the one hand, the design is adjusted to a minimalist concept…

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12 May
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BLACK MAGIC Playing Cards. A playful vision of the dark arts of magic

Besides producing his own designs, Robert Tomlinson (Barclay Mountain Co.) collaborates with other artists to convert their artwork in real decks. This is the case of BLACK MAGIC Playing Cards. These cards designed by the Russian artist Philip (Fil) Kustov are inspired by the fantasy of black magic with a more casual interpretation and comic style illustrations.     The geometric back has been created by Robert himself.     A highly symbolic tuck case will be printed with velvet finish…