After an undeservedly underfunded attempt, Annette Abolins has relaunched her deck VIZAĜO with some interesting changes that bring down the funding goal and move the project closer to the success. These changes include:
- Standard LPCC tuck box (with its semi-matte finish)
- Minimum print run of 900 decks
- Limited 1st Edition (shown on tuck box)
- Lower stretch goal for Lumino (blue deck), which will be unlocked at $18,500 AUD
Vizaĝo is the Esperanto word for “face” and that’s exactly the inspiration for the designs. Annette is fascinated by faces and she have drawn them almost anywhere, specially in teapots, mugs and bowls. Getting the name from a language created to connect the humanity is another sign of the artist’s positive spirit.
Almost a year ago, and after her positive experience in creating playing cards, she began a design adventure inspired by these colorful faces. Each suit has its own palette, which is closely inspired by the meaning and element associated with the suits: love & emotion of hearts (red), creativity & fire of clubs (yellow), wealth & earth of diamonds (green) and wisdom & air of spades (blue).
The color explosion in the court cards is a reflection of the custom designs for all faces, with a big strength and captivating presence. The aces connect the court with the numbered cards through the color combinations for each suit. Both jokers represent amusing characters that agglutinate the color schemes of the black and red suits respectively.
For the campaign, Annette has created two decks, with the same faces and different backs and tuck cases. The first one, Lumina, in red, will be offered as the main deck of the project. Another version, Lumino, in blue, will be a stretch goal.
The decks will be printed by Legends Playing Card Company using their Classic finish, and the distribution will be made by Gambler’s, something that has already become a synonym of relief, especially for international backers.
I wish Annette the biggest success for this deck. I know you like it so visit the project website and raise your pledge.