This is not the first time Gambler’s Warehouse and Shapeshifters team to create a deck. Following the success of both editions of Mystique, they have decided to collaborate in the campaign of the BICYCLE OPHIDIAN Playing Cards.
The designs of Michael Encarnacao, the artist behind numerous and well-known decks, have some elements in common that make them very recognizable: elegance, mystery, elaborate details,… The Ophidian deck can not be less. The ever-present snake figure serves as inspiration for creating elaborate illustrations that meander and intertwine resulting in an intricate and hypnotic composition.
Without losing the essence of the traditional playing cards, the artist has been able to transfer the personality of the deck to the faces with subtly illustrated backgrounds, a simple but effective color palette and a full customization. The indices at the four corners complement a practical and beautiful deck.
The back is undoubtedly a masterpiece that fits perfectly into the designs of the tuck case and faces. The jokers are simply fantastic.
Being Bicycle branded, the deck will be printed by the USPCC on a limited print run of 2,500 units.
The campaign is almost funded and has some stretch goals that can improve it so, if you like it, visit the project website and raise your pledge.