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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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12 October
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BICYCLE PARTSKING promotional Playing Cards. The Canadian king of auto parts

Bicycle brand undoubtedly one of the best known in the world. USPCC’s own production joins those decks made by all those who, attracted by its quality or its popularity, decide to use the acclaimed logo. This also includes promotional cards that become a real challenge for collectors since they are not usually for sale and, therefore, become more difficult to find and get. Recently I received one of them and I wanted to share it with you. PartsKing is a family…

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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…

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01 October
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MAGISTRATE Playing cards. Justice in RED

After a successfully funded campaign, Jason Troiano has decide to launch his second project to make real the deck he couldn’t reach to in the previous one: MAGISTRATE RED. Jason’s passion for playing cards, design and magic worlds keeps his illusion to produce high-quality cards completely on. Thus, and having in mind his combination with his job as Chief Magistrate, he strikes back with this deck inspired by the legal theme, this time in red, to complement his first release….

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29 September
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New decks by ART OF PLAY. The elegant tradition and freshness in playing cards design

ART OF PLAY has been offering along last month several new and amazing releases. Here you have three of the most interesting ones.   ACE FULTON’S CASINO: FEMME FATALE Since its creation in 2012 as a collaboration between Dan and Dave and illustrator Dan Phillips, Ace Fulton’s Casino decks have already become a classic by Art Of Play. There exist multiple editions and colors of this elegant deck with traditional vibes. Inspired by Las Vegas casino cards, Ace Fulton’s designs combine…

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27 September
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5th KINGDOM cards. The meeting point of the warriors from all places and all ages

After offering several interesting reproductions of mythical decks from the past, Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) strikes back in another collaboration with artists around the globe to offer us a completely customized deck with a legendary inspiration: 5TH KINGDOM. 5th Kingdom combines the most ancient history and culture with the fantasy of imaginary kingdoms involved in battles without truce. The Muscovite artist Maria Fedoseeva has worked for several years on the different illustrations for this deck, made with the precision and elegance of…

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23 September
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VIVALDI Playing Cards. If music could be painted it will be something like this deck

A redheaded and asthmatic priest became one of the greatest composers in history. Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was the inspiration of great artists like Händel or Bach. After dying, his work was consigned to oblivion until the early twentieth century rescued it thanks to the interest in baroque music. His legacy is broad, with almost 800 works, although among all, his musical ode to the world and life stands out: the Four Seasons. Now, Passione honors the great composer in VIVALDI…