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DE NOVO Playing Cards. The deck that backs to the future in United Cardists 2018

In 2014, and following a renewed start-up of United Cardists, which is currently the largest community about playing cards, their first annual deck, Grotesque, was launched. They inaugurated the collaboration with great artists to create an annual icon of card design. Since then, Lotrek, Bona Fide and Edgy Brothers have created beautiful decks for this special…

KING’S GAME Playing Cards. A different and creative way to understand Chess

Based in Spain, Karin Yan (Bona Fide Playing Cards) has always known how to combine a taste for avant-garde design and a deep respect for traditional cards. Her Nouveau series is a clear example of that, with reminiscences of the Spanish cards and the design elements of an artistic style marked by elegance and adornment. Her interest…

GEMMES Playing Cards. The last jewel of the NOUVEAU series

Karin Yan (Bona Fide Playing Cards) has already established herself as a leading artist in the design of contemporary cards. After her recent work in Dumas’ decks, she has decided to close the Nouveau series that began two years ago with her latest deck NOUVEAU GEMMES.     Nouveau Gemmes is, therefore, the last deck…

ALEXANDRE DUMAS’ Playing Cards. The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers meet in a new adventure by Bona Fide Playing Cards

I always enjoy when classic literature and card design join together, but I do it even more if the design comes from good and talented friends. This is the case of the latest creation by Karin Yan (Bona Fide Playing Cards) that, after the success of their Nouveau series, launches two decks inspired by two…

NOUVEAU BIJOUX Playing Cards. A real jewel from the Art Nouveau

One year ago, two good friends of Max Playing Cards, Karin Yan (Bona Fide Playing Cards) and Mike Ratledge (United Cardists), joint their efforts, art and wisdom to produce the beautiful Nouveau Playing Cards. After that, Karin decided to create a new edition of Nouveau with important changes: NOUVEAU BIJOUX. Although NOUVEAU BIJOUX keeps the essence of the…

NOUVEAU Playing Cards. The definitive campaign of the UC 2016 Deck

The time has come, and the best predictions are fulfilled for NOUVEAU. I talked about it a few weeks ago when I announced that it would become the United Cardists 2016 Official Deck. At that time I interviewed its creator, Karin Yan (Bona Fide Playing Cards) and its producer, Mike Ratledge (United Cardists), who gave me…

NOUVEAU Playing Cards. United Cardists 2016 deck. The beginning of a happy end

  The followers of Max Playing Cards know this deck very well. I have already spoken several times about NOUVEAU Playing Cards and I even used it as an example of the unpredictability of crowdfunding in Kickstarter where decks that deserve to be printed, are not able to get it. The end of the story…

NOUVEAU Playing Cards. New editions of ancient and delicate inspiration

    Crowdfunding for playing cards projects on Kickstarter has become a real uncertainty impossible to predict. While a seemingly simple card game collects millions of dollars, playing cards campaigns with a promising design end without reaching the funding goal. That’s the case of Bona Fide Playing Cards, a dynamic and creative group based in Spain devoted to the…

NOUVEAU Bicycle deck. Old playing cards inspiration with French modernist refinement

  Bona Fide Playing Cards is a young and creative Spain based group devoted to the design of unique and original Playing Cards. After working really hard to have it ready and be able to print it, they have just launched their first creation: NOUVEAU Playing Cards. This deck mixes several inspirations. On the one…