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07 December
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USMilPin Playing Cards. The definitive relaunch of a sexy and very well armed deck

A few months ago, it was launched an interesting deck inspired by the pinups, beautiful girls popularized by the US soldiers of the Second World War using them as patriotic charm (rather than erotic images). There are many designers who have used this inspiration to create beautiful illustrations and today I bring you an example: USMilPin.     USMilPin (United States Military Pin-ups) is not just a deck, but a reflection of the passion of its creators to recover the relationship between these beautiful…

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06 December
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LOTERIA Playing Cards. The most traditional game with the most contemporary design

DNIGMA is a team of young entrepreneurs who love magic and design. Based in the United States and Mexico, they have combined tradition and history from their roots with a modern and striking design. They have teamed up with 1 Simple Idea to create their second deck: LOTERIA. LOTERIA is a very popular table game in Mexico (and not to be confused with the game of chance) dating from the colonial era. It is a game with a mechanic similar…

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14 November
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GOLDEN SPIKE 150th ANNIVERSARY Playing Cards. The memory of the feat of communication and transport

In the summer of 2014, the Golden Spike deck catapulted  Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards) into the list of recognized contemporary playing cards designers. For this creation, Jody was  inspired by the 1st Transcontinental Railroad in the USA and named the deck with the golden spike made for the great opening of the railroad in 1869. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the event, the artist offers us a luxurious creation: GOLDEN SPIKE 150th ANNIVERSARY. This new deck is not just a reissue with a…

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07 November
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ARCADIA PRIDE OF PEACOCKS Playing Cards. The beauty and majesty of the bird of royalty

Arcadia Playing Cards, a new and young company, was born out of a passion for playing cards and design. Their new work combines elegance and refinement in the first deck of the series: ARCADIA PRIDE OF PEACOCKS. The inspiration comes from the Peacock, majestic bird symbol of royalty and immortality. Its symbolic meaning has been linked to great civilizations such as the Persian culture, the one that gives the designs a special charm through elaborate patterns and elegant shapes. In…

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01 November
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ENUMA Playing Cards. The great war of the Babylonian gods is back

Enuma Elish is a Babylonian epic poem about the genesis of the universe and mankind. Engraved on clay tablets with cuneiform writing in the 7th century BC. and recovered over time, this work collects different episodes in which the gods take part of a constant creation and destruction. Inspired by this work, a new and dynamic Italian company, Nemesis Factory, has just relaunched their amazing campaign: ENUMA. After an unfairly unfunded campaign, the creators have made deep changes in the designs…

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30 October
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ANGELS AND DEMON Playing Cards. The eternal struggle between good and evil

After producing decks with a high graphic quality such as Heroes of the Nations or Ancient Egypt, April GS launch their new creation: ANGELS AND DEMONS. In these decks the artist explores the eternal duality between good and evil with illustrations of a fantastic comic and characters of great visual strength. With completely handmade drawings, the court cards show their powers and qualities through magical objects and interesting details.     Light and darkness have served as a tool for…

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23 October
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“DON’T KILL THE MESSENGER” and MONGOL EMPIRE decks. Genghis Khan comes back to your playing cards

More than 100 million people in an area of over 33 million square kilometers made the Mongol Empire the largest contiguous land empire in the history. This civilization has seldom served as an inspiration for the creation of contemporary cards, and yet at this moment we can find two projects that, although from different artists, have this common theme.   DON’T KILL THE MESSENGER Under this shocking name we find a deck of superb design, full of elegant details and…

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18 October
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BICYCLE MARBLE DECK Playing Cards by Max. The new generation of the TEXTURE SERIES.

I have been working for years talking about playing cards but one of my favorite work on playing cards is creating nice decks. In 2014 the Texture Series was born to offer those playing cards fans the nicest textured Bicycle decks ever. The Texture Series has achieved more than 15,000 decks produced and more than 2300 backers around the world in the previous campaigns. A few days ago, in collaboration with CPC, the new generation of the series was presented: THE BICYCLE…

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13 October
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CIRCUS Nostalgic Playing Cards. The golden age of the greatest show on Earth

Continuing with the collaborations with artists from around the world, Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) has teamed up again with Joe M. Ruiz (studio Urge) in a new deck: CIRCUS. After the success of their previous collaboration with Bicycle Monster, this deck presents a completely different designing style, inspired by the most traditional circus world, with classic characters like the strongman, the juggler, the trapeze artist or the bullet man. Born of the artist’s memories, the illustrations are full of color and emotion, with…

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08 October
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BICYCLE GRID BLACKOUT Playing Cards. The last one of a visionary series

There are pioneering decks that are ahead of their time. It was in 2012 when 4PM launched the first edition of the GRID deck, a modern and minimalist design that was a groundbreaking success. After it, the next edition 2.0, gave a twist to the designs incorporating special inks with interesting glowing revelations under UV light. Since then, other versions have been created that have always combined a futuristic aesthetic with the best papers and finishes to offer an awesome quality…