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07 March
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ARISTO STEAMPUNK Playing Cards . A mechanical and retro-futuristic deck

The fusion between the retro aesthetic of the Victorian era and science fiction technology based on steam energy resulted in the literary genre of steampunk that has served as inspiration for many playing card designs. Today I bring you a new deck full of fantasy inspired by this movement: ARISTO STEAMPUNK. The first thing that stands out the observation of these cards is the careful setting and the detailed illustrations that decorate it. Taking as a reference the machinery and…

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23 February
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IMPRESSIONS RISING SUN and AOZORA Playing Cards. Inspired by the colors of Japanese culture

Some years ago, Make Playing Cards became an absolute reference in the cards manufacturing thanks to a hard creation work in which new technologies and a differentiating service have marked important milestones. Among all their creations, the Impressions Series stands out, and two new editions arrive now: IMPRESSIONS RISING SUN and AOZORA.     These new editions make use of the already popular high gloss technology used by MPC that gives the cards an incredible bright embossing. Inspired by the traditional…

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15 February
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BICYCLE FARO Playing Cards. A novelty without indexes for your magic routines and card games

Faro is a gambling game that became very popular in late 17th century due to its speed and easy-to-learn rules. Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) wanted to create a revised version of the Faro deck teaming up with Azured Ox to create a mix between the original essence and the most popular modern deck: BICYCLE FARO. Although at first glance it may look like a standard Bicycle Rider Back deck, the cards inside reveal some interesting mysteries. What is most striking is the lack…

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07 February
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PLAYING ARTS ZERO cards. The “augmented” talent of 55 artists

In 2012, Creative Cards project brought together artists from around the globe to create a unique deck. That was the seed of the online platform Digital Abstracts that has gone on creating new editions of the Playing Arts series (One, Two, Three and Special) with an overwhelming success. Now, they have just launched a new very special campaign: PLAYING ARTS ZERO. With the ZERO edition, Playing Arts recovers the original designs of the very first and completely sold out deck. In…

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04 February
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BLACK WIDOW Playing Cards: An elegant and dangerous reality

Four years ago, Justin Froyd and J.Gonzo (Jamm Pakd Cards) launched their campaign to fund the Black Widow deck. Although they did not have luck that time, the great magic and playing cards wholesaler, Murphy’s Magic, showed interest in the deck and it has become a reality: BLACK WIDOW. Inspired by the black widow spider, one of the most dangerous creatures in the world (but only for her husband), the deck has been conceived for magic and cardistry. Some changes…

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02 February
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NOC-turn Playing cards by Di Fatta. Inspired by the beauty of nighttime darkness

In 2012, magician Alex Pandrea launched a simple idea into the market that became something completely revolutionary: the NOC deck. With completely standard faces and solid colored backs, the NOC deck burst into the market and quickly became an essential item in the pocket of any magician or cardist. Since then, dozens of different colors and editions have been released both by the original creator and by different companies that wanted to print their personal stamp on an already legendary…

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31 January
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BICYCLE BLACK MAGIC Playing Cards. Positive energy against the forces of evil

After collaborating in the Bicycle Syndicate deck, Shapeshifters and Max Playing Cards have teamed up again and  Gambler’s Warehouse has just released the result of this work: BICYCLE BLACK MAGIC. Contrary to what one might think by its name, this deck is neither dark nor demonic. Two forces confront each other and at the same time balance the universe: GOOD and EVIL. Traditionally Black Magic has been understood as the magic of evil, used for vile purposes. But we all know that…

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27 January
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PRIMORDIAL GREEK MYTHOLOGY Playing Cards. The origin of everything

When I received the message from Costa Panzatis about his new project and started my usual research on the deck and its creator, I discovered not only stunning designs but also an interesting human being behind all this, so I had no choice but to start writing about the campaign. Costa combines the madness and talent from music, art, poetry and comedy with a passion for card collecting. This way, he decided to team up with a luxury illustrator, Charles…

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08 January
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BICYCLE CYBERPUNK Playing Cards. Survival in a dystopian world

The collaboration between Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) and different artists in search of interesting designs for collectible playing cards is well known by all the card fans. This collaboration that produced more than a dozen decks in 2018 strikes again this year with the BICYCLE CYBERPUNK Playing Cards. The Colombian artist Jaime Meza has been inspired by a dystopian world dwelt by different tribes that survive in the chaos created in a society corrupted by power and governed by machines. Each suit…

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23 December
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ART OF PLAY Christmas. Design, quality and a wide variety of Playing Cards

Christmas is a time for celebration and gifts. Our friends from Art Of Play offer us a selection of playing cards so varied that it will be impossible for you not to find the perfect gift for your loved one or, why not, for yourself. They are decks that combine the design and the avant-garde with the best printing quality.   DKNG BLACK WHEELS     The first DKNG deck (red) was launched in 2014 and was a real success. Since…