Although he has not stopped working and collaborating in playing cards design, it’s been a year since Randy Butterfield (Midnight Card Company) launched his latest solo campaign. He’s back with a fabulous success: WILD WEST.
A good friend of Max Playing Cards for years, I have always recognized my weakness for Randy and his personal style. Inspired by the Wild West, Randy has used a traditional pencil-on-paper technique to capture a historical vision of one of the many episodes of late-nineteenth-century developed in The Black Hills of South Dakota where the city of Deadwood attracted gold seekers, gamblers, outlaws and gunslingers.
Everything has been completely customized, with historical figures in the court cards and backgrounds that decorate the faces representing different places in the area grouped in each suit.
Two editions have been made: THE BLACK HILLS and DEADWOOD with the same illustrations and color changes on the back, the tuck case and the backgrounds in the faces.
The tuck cases will have awesome finishes with gold foil, white foam ink, embossing and an impressive inner printing with a map of the region.
The decks will be printed by Legends Playing Cards in Taiwan using Classic Finish.
In addition, a special gilded edition of each deck will be created that will be included in a collector set along with an explanatory booklet limited to 250 units.
A beautiful commemorative coin inspired by an old Marshal Badge completes the add-ons.
The campaign is widely funded and there are only three days left until the end so if you like it, visit the project website and raise your pledge.