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01 February
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STORIES Playing Cards. The true duality of fairy tales

Continuing with the Artists Series to produce cool decks in collaboration with different talented creators, David Goldklang (Vanda Cards) launched a couple months ago another successful project: STORIES. Illustrated by the Serbian Srdjan Vidakovic (Widakk), already a regular designer of Vanda decks, these cards explore the duality of those who inhabit the most traditional fairy tales. The original vision of the artist strips the soul of the characters that decorate the court cards with quotes that demonstrate that curious dichotomy sometimes invisible…

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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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15 November
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DEEP SEA Playing Cards. The minimalist deck that emerges from the deep ocean

Born in the deep ocean a new deck arises: DEEP SEA. Alicher Baynazarov, a talented graphic designer based in Belgium, has been inspired by underwater life to create a deck that combines complete customization with very clean minimalist designs.     All graphic elements have been redesigned to offer us a different and charming deck. Fantastic characters decorate the court cards while the aces are represented with aquatic animals that blend in with the suit shapes.     The symmetrical…

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14 November
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EL REINO DE LOS MUERTOS: EXPERT EDITION. Traditionally inspired Playing Cards from the heart of Mexico

Among all the international festivals, the traditional Day of the Dead celebrated in Mexico is undoubtedly one of the most popular for its depth, its beauty and its color. This celebration has been the inspiration for a wide number of decks but none of them had come from the heart of its roots: Mexico … until now! thanks to EL REINO DE LOS MUERTOS: EXPERT EDITION. Born from the passion for a well done job and looking for a change through…

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31 August
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New decks by ART OF PLAY. Cardistry, magic and collecting with awesome elegance

Summer and vacations are over in many countries and the return to reality, work, school, routine is inevitable… However, Max Playing Cards is here again to offer you a new installment of decks with quality , elegance and carefully design… three words always linked to a brand: ART OF PLAY. Since the latest news last Christmas, Art Of Play has launched many new decks in collaboration with different artists. Here are some examples that may interest you.   TOM’S TOWN…

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15 August
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CROWN JEWELS EMERALD Playing cards . The dazzling beauty of the Green Ice

After the successful project of the Sapphire deck in the Crown Jewels series, SVI Group has just launched the second one following the wishes of their backers: EMERALD GREEN ICE. Gemstones have traditionally been associated with magical properties and are part of a multitude of stories and legends. and the Crown Jewels series combine the usual historical and adventurous atmosphere of SVI with inspiration in gems. Precious stones have traditionally been associated with magical properties and are also part of…

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30 July
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LAST HOUR: the surprise at the end of the trip of that butterfly that went so far

Let’s not fool ourselves, crowdfunding is more unstable than ever but there are a few creators with guaranteed success. That’s the case of the great friend of Max Playing Cards, Ondrej Psenicka, who after almost thirty days of campaign has overcome many funding records with the new editions of his fantastic  BUTTERFLY deck. After unlocking many stretch goals, Ondrej wanted a really happy and wild ending for the last (or not) stretch goal (1800% over the funding goal). One of…

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17 July
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DANCE OF DEATH Playing cards. A trilogy of monochromatic death

Hans Holbein the Younger was a German artist who masterfully commanded different expressions of pictorial art and printmaking. Known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century, one of his most controversial works, of which he even had to conceal his authorship, was the series called “Dance of Death”, 51 xylographies (woodcuts) showing medieval allegorical drawings with sarcastic allusions to the Church of the time. Inspired by these works, Sergey Kostyuchenko has launched the second campaign of an…

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03 July
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BUTTERFLY BLACK Playing Cards. The most beautiful insect now with metallic shine

No amateur or professional can doubt that Ondrej Psenicka is one of the most promising and successful card magicians on the international stage. His career and his charming performance has allowed him to go really far. But talking about Ondrej is also talking about Butterfly, the deck which revolutionized in 2016 the concept of card marking. Now, after 3 years and a production of almost 35,000 decks in several editions, he has just launched the new series of BUTTERFLY BLACK…

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18 June
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THE CONJURER decks. Beautiful playing cards Inspired by the most traditional magic

Following the successful Pride of Peacocks decks, Arcadia Playing Cards remain true to their elegant style that combines an atmosphere of mystery with beautiful illustrations. Thus, they have just released THE CONJURER. The Conjurer is inspired by classical, almost ancestral, magic in which magicians were a kind of sorcerers with supernatural powers in the spectator’s eyes. This inspiration has covered the deck with magical objects, animals and characters.     One of the most careful aspects of the cards is…