One of the most talented contemporary artists in playing card design, Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards), surprised us a year ago with Luminosity, a project in which he completely changed his style to offer us an authentic graphic fantasy inspired by Norse mythology and enriched by the fascinating story written by Ricky Cassford. Now, Jody offers us a new adventure on playing cards: UMBRA.
UMBRA is actually the prequel that tells the story of the Luminosity characters on an epic adventure … a journey from shadow into light.
Again, beautiful illustrations decorate the court cards, with characters full of energy and strength in asymmetrical compositions full of details. Each one tells their own story. The aces, with complex and geometric designs, also have a strong symbolic charge that is related to this tale.
Two editions of the deck are offered, Slate and Merlot, that share the illustrations but will have different colors on the back. that will use metallic inks. The tuck cases will also be in a different color combining gray (Slate) and red (Merloty) with a beautiful copper foil and profuse embossed decoration.
In addition, the NOIR luxury edition is offered, made of black paper, with foiled backs.
Furthermore, for the most serious collectors, an exclusive copper gilded edition of the NOIR deck will be made in a very limited print run as an exclusive edition for the campaign.
All decks will be printed by Legends Playing Card Co. with premium paper and soft-touch finish.
It will undoubtedly be a new Black ink success so you can’t miss it. If you like it, visit the the project website and raise your pledge.