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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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09 November
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HIPSTER SANTA Playing cards. The best manicured beard in the North Pole

Rhys Bright (BrightDewsignHouse) is a versatile and talented artist. His works as an illustrator and 3D designer have allowed him to collaborate with important companies. Due to his love for cardistry and using his very personal and careful style, Rhys has decided to make a foray into playing cards design with the HIPSTER SANTA deck. Hipster Santa is a character who has already appeared in Rhys Bright’s previous works and who inspires a Christmas themed deck of cards. The artist…

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08 November
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Light Roast Playing Cards. A deck with minimalist geometry

Siavash Mortazavi (aka Sia) is a software developer who is living the classic dream of turning an idea into a unique deck. After becoming an avid collector and backer of playing cards projects, he has taken his passion to the next step creating his first personal project: LIGHT ROAST. After several months of work, Sia has brought minimalism to its maximum essence by designing a deck of cards in which basic geometry is the protagonist. Fully customized suit symbols are…

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02 November
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BICYCLE JADE Playing Cards. A green jewel full of magic and elegance

Among the precious stones, jade stands out for its veneration in the most ancestral cultures. The etymology of its name in Spanish already highlights its healing properties. Its use in utensils, beads and weapons for thousands of years has made this gem an object of enormous value that also attracts good luck. All its beneficial and magical properties have inspired the BICYCLE JADE Playing Cards. Gambler’s Warehouse has released the latest deck designed by Shapeshifters, the masters of blending 2D and…

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25 October
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WAR MOVIES Playing Cards. The mysterious attraction of war cinema

A few months ago I depicted The Box and Line deck and its creator, Steven Summers, a filmmaker with two decades of experience in a constant search for new creative challenges. Although his deck wasn’t funded, Steve strikes back with a new project: WAR MOVIES. This is the first time that I write about a non-playing cards project, but it obviously has playing cards. I mean, in this campaign, Steve tries to collect funds to make a documentary in which…

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15 October
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AMAZONS SPARTANS Playing Cards. The fiercest warrior behind the most captivating beauty

Every time Sviatoslav Pashchuk (Agitcom) writes me about a new project, I feel a kind of special emotion because I have enjoyed each and every one of his designs. His talent as a hyperrealist illustrator has been led to amazing cards such as Golden Age or Military Pinups. Now, he launches the first deck of a series: AMAZONS SPARTANS. This series will be dedicated to the Amazons, conceived by mythology as fearsome fighters capable of even cutting or burning their right breast…

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08 October
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DELAND CENTENNIAL Playing Cards. The decks that “marked” the beginning of great card magic

Theodore DeLand was one of the great pioneers of gaff cards and marked decks. In the early twentieth century, he manufactured hundreds of tricks and decks that have endured throughout magic history. Now, the company internationally well-known for and selling online playing cards and magic, Penguin Magic, has decided to pay tribute to the great magician with the reprints of two of his decks: DELAND CENTENNIAL. For this project, Penguin Magic has teamed up with the magician, designer and expert…

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07 October
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DAUSOS decks. Baltic mythology in 108 playing cards full of details

Lithuanian mythology calls Dausos the place where the gods dwell, the Heaven. It is this one, integrated into the set of Baltic mythologies, that inspires a new deck: DAUSOS. The versatile and talented Lithuanian designer Tautvydas Kaltenis is a restless artist interested in the complex history of his country, especially that one linked to legends and fantasy, full of myths common to many European peoples. Thus, with his work, Tautvydas wanted not only to make his own graphic interpretation of…

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06 October
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WALHALLA VALKYRIES Playing Cards. The trilogy is completed under ultraviolet light

Just a couple of months ago I talked about Walhalla, a set of decks inspired by Norse mythology. In that campaign, a third deck that could not be printed was defined as stretch goal. Now, a specific campaign has been created to fund that third deck: WALHALLA VALKYRIES. Inspired by great gods and goddesses of Norse mythology. WALHALLA decks take a tour of the family tree and the main characters linked to the Norse deities with a very original design…

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04 October
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ALIS LUMINIS Playing Cards. The winged deck that emerges from nature

Ritu and Bivas are a lovely couple and a fantastic and creative work team based in India. Together they created Old Gravity to offer their customers high quality digital art and photo retouching services. Now they begin a venture in card design with ALIS LUMINIS. Nature, fantasy and mythology are just some of the sources of inspiration for this deck that involves the work of more than a year and a half of illustration work and thorough composition. The artist…