EL DORADO – MAYA Playing Cards. The legend of gold in ancient civilizations

Emmanuel Valtierra is already well-known in the playing cards small world for his series about ancestral cultures. Following his success, and going on with artwork based on ancient civilizations, he launches the first of a new series: EL DORADO – MAYA.

Inspired by the Mayan culture and symbolism, these new cards leave the colorful aspect of their predecessors towards a more sober ones, which keep the artist’s unmistakable style but with a monochrome design in metallic colors with gold faces and red backs. Characters from ancient codex are depicted in the court cards accompanied by a completely customized set, full of interesting details.


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For the first time, the artist will use Legends (LPCC) to print his decks so we are talking about a limited print run but bigger than the previous ones.If this is funded, the Emmanuel wil launch the second deck of the series: INCA. Find below a preview of the designs.


If you like the deck, you can also get the few remaining ones from the previous series. Visit the project website and raise your pledge.

Good luck!