In a market saturated with soulless decks, multiple recolored versions, and lazy creators, there are some artists who keep us looking forward to their next project. One of my favorites is Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards), a designer who tries to reinvent himself in each new campaign by offering meticulous objects and designs that do not disappoint. His latest work is DOMINION EXQUISITE.
On the artistic side, Dominion draws its inspiration from classic royalty, borrowed from real and fictional empires but with charming, colorful illustrations packed with detail. The ace of spades and jokers complete a beautiful deck that, despite extreme customization, keeps the playability thanks to its traditional structure.
In addition to the beauty in the designs, this deck stands out in its technical dimension, in whose printing Legends Playing Cards Company has developed new techniques to offer backers a new, different and enormously striking product. The cards have been printed on a very thin paper foiled on both sides. This innovation, called full-foil, allows them to play with colors layers creating different levels of reflectivity, carrying the traditional card foiling to a new level and guaranteeing their handling and the quality of the materials.
Regarding the tuck case, a 3d sculpted embossing technique is used, in which traditional plates are replaced by multi-layer handmade ones that will create and awesome rounded embossing. Both embossed and foiled elements are combined in a luxurious and elegant finish.
Two editions have been created for the campaign, the BLACK STANDARD edition with premium paper and a beautiful box with sculpted embossing and red foil, and the RED LIMITED edition, which uses the double full-foil technology on cards faces and backs and embossed and foiled elements in the tuck case, both outside and inside. The red limited deck will be a limited and numbered print run of 1250 decks.
In addition, a special red GILDED BLACK edition will be made in a limited and numbered print run of 750 decks. It will be also part of a unique collector’s signature set, numbered and limited, and that will also contain the red limited edition inside a magnetic closure box.
Another Jody’s hit that will be part of collections around the world. Get yours by raising your pledge on the project website.