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14 January
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SOVEREIGN Playing Cards. Elegance that measures up to the European royalty

After the resounding success of Luminosity, Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards) shows his great versatility as a designer in his new campaign: SOVEREIGN. Classically inspired, these decks combine a refined design style full of details and profusely decorated with casual, colorful and emotion-filled illustrations. Two editions have been created with a change of color, blue and red, in the tuck case and the back.     The tuck cases are works of art with gold foil and embossing in an…

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10 January
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ECLIPSE COMIC Playing Cards. The reproduction of the first transformation deck printed in the USA

Continuing with the reproductions of old decks that have already made him very popular, Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) has just launched a new one: ECLIPSE COMIC. Originally printed in 1876 by F. H. Lowere, it is considered the first transformation deck printed in the United States and the first, of this type of deck, to include a joker. This reproduction will include two jokers to better fit to modern playing cards use.     Although high-resolution images provided by the University of…

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05 January
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Artist Deck 2 cards. The best way to enjoy a good English tea

One of the most relevant aspects in a custom deck of cards is the story behind it. However, there are times that cards become canvases in which the common thread is not the story but the art itself. This is the case of the work by Carne Griffiths, a renowned British artist who two years ago offered us the Artist deck, an original proposal with an interesting technique with calligraphic inks, graphite and liquids (such as tea and alcohol). After…

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19 December
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CHARMERS Playing Cards. A delightfully magical deck

After an inspiring career full of success based on effort and dedication,  Lotrek (OATH Playing Cards)  has become one of the most acclaimed card designers for his good work and his superb creations. His decks are always linked to the concept of elegance, good materials and innovation. He presents now a collaboration with the American magician Kellar O’Neil: CHARMERS. It does not cost any effort to connect these decks with their creator since each and every one of the decorative elements…

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17 December
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New decks by ART OF PLAY. Preparing Christmas time for all playing card fans

We are back with some of the new releases by ART OF PLAY   ACE FULTON’S CASINO: CLASSIC EDITION   After producing many variations of the Ace Fulton’s Casino playing cards created in 2012 as a collaboration between Dan and Dave and illustrator Dan Phillips, Art of Play has decided to revisit the original decks with a new touch for the traditional red and blue backs. Inspired by Las Vegas casino cards, Ace Fulton’s designs combine a retro style with a…

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14 December
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CIRCUS REPRODUCTION Playing Cards. A big show of the late nineteenth century

Along last months, Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) has produced a good amount of vintage decks reproductions. Although most of them have been offered them through collective financing, the last one has put it directly for sale through its website: CIRCUS REPRODUCTION. The deck has been completely recreated from scratch from the original in 1896, the Circus No 47, printed by the USPCC in their first steps as a completely new company.     This deck replaced the traditional characters in the court…

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13 December
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CROWN JEWELS RUBY cards. The glow of blood shed in battle

Continuing with the Crown Jewels series, SVI Group has just launched the third deck: RUBY PIGEON BLOOD.     Together with the emerald, sapphire and diamond, the ruby is part of that select group of so-called precious gems. Its intense red color, thanks to the concentration of metals such as iron and chromium, and its enormous hardness have turned this mineral into a stone of captivating beauty with magical properties and historically used to decorate crowns of kings and queens…

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10 December
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V-TWIN Playing Cards. The free spirit of bikers

The leather, the speed and the roar of an engine is the real gasoline that moves a biker. Aristo Playing Cards launches a new deck: V-TWIN.     V-TWIN represents the spirit of those two-wheeled motor enthusiasts who turn their motorcycles into a true lifestyle. Away from the violent perception of those scary outlaw motorcycle clubs, this deck aims to approach this philosophy of life in a much quieter way but full of the same aesthetic force of the “Hell’s…

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04 December
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BICYCLE INSIGNIA BACK Playing Cards. The new generation of Bicycle cards with the most traditional RED and BLUE

A few months ago I told you about the Insignia decks, a new idea by Brent Braun (The Magic Firm) to produce the most famous cards in a different format. After the success obtained in the first campaign with the white and black decks Brent has just launched the new campaign: BICYCLE INSIGNIA RED AND BLUE.       Offered as an unlocked stretch goal in the previous campaign, the blue and red decks represent the most traditional vision of…

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27 November
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DIRE MULTIVERSE Playing Cards. A deck to travel to a fantastic and multidimensional world.

Dire Multiverse is a world created by a small group of talented enthusiasts who tell stories through different platforms (audio-dramas, board games, multimedia storytelling, video games, …) to offer a unique and immersive experience in a world of fantasy, adventure and mystery. As a complement to these contents, they have decided to produce a deck of cards: DIRE MULTIVERSE. The cards are inspired by an adventure called “Riot of Color” that takes place in a modern world with different dimensions…