Crowfunding has not only served to make new creators convert their designs in real cards, but also many consolidated companies traditionally dedicated to the playing cards market have found the opportunity to launch cards with their own label. This is the case of Sven Philipp (Spielkartenshop.com), an online store with one of the largest playing card catalogs in Europe. They have just started their new crowdfunding adventure the HYPNOTIK deck.
For this first campaign, Sven offers a deck designed by Sam Hayles (DOSEprod), an artist who has already collaborated with other companies in the past. The designs are inspired by optical illusions and their hypnotic effect. For this reason, standard faces have been used while suits, pips and even court cards have been customized with sinuous designs typical of this type of visual effects.
Although it is a perfectly playable deck for its traditional faces, it is interesting for its subtle but effective redesign, and naturally hypnotic. In addition, the cards will be printed in Belgium by Cartamundi, increasingly popular among card fans. They will use a linen finish that promises to be soft and very flexible.
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