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02 July
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BICYCLE ALPHABET cards. The victory of the letter over the number

Ridiculous Gaming Studio is a young group of graphic designers who have decided to launch their first crowdfunding project: BICYCLE ALPHABET EDITION. As card and board games designers, these entrepreneurs wanted to create a high-quality deck with a recognizable brand, original look and completely customized. Thus, using the alphabet as a base concept, they have created some designs with simple but very interesting lines.     The customization is complete and the color scheme is quite simple based on the…

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29 June
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SOLAIRE Playing Cards. The cosmic cardistry by Fibonacci

Penguin Magic have always been present as an international reference for their wide catalogue of decks but also for their commitment to their own playing cards production partnering with all kinds of artists. Kevin Reylek, a versatile artist linked to the world of magic and entertainment and especially connected to Penguin Magic, offers us his latest release: SOLAIRE. Solaire is a set consisting of two decks inspired by the relationship between the universe and mathematics and specially designed for cardistry…

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20 June
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BICYCLE EVOLVE Playing Cards. A precise machinery with gold gears

Elite Playing Cards has created over the years playing cards in which luxury and elegance have been highlighted with elaborate designs. On other occasions, their creations have given us a futuristic vision, in a world governed by machines. Now, somehow, both concepts are mixed in their new creation: BICYCLE EVOLVE.     This new deck is inspired by the machinery of the industrial revolution, a new era in which the evolution of man advanced by leaps and bounds. Taking the…

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19 June
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BICYCLE INSIGNIA BACK decks. The most traditional playing cards with the most popular logo

Bicycle Playing Cards are well known all over the world. Created in the late nineteenth century this brand has been essential in the pocket of any poker player and, of course, any card magician. Its durability, handling and the best value for money has put a Bicycle deck on tables and close-up pads around the globe. The variations of tuck cases and backs are the pleasant desperation of the most serious collectors. Now, Brent Braun (The Magic Firm), creative consultant…

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17 June
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Magistrate Playing Cards. The deck is ready for judgment

Four things belong to a judge: to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly, and to decide impartially. Socrates Linked all his life to the Law since his student days, Jason Troiano has become a renowned Chief Magistrate in his community. However, his passion for magic and cards has pushed him to create his first deck: MAGISTRATE. Jason’s interest in playing cards came 5 years ago when his 10-year-old daughter was impressed with a magic effect seen on Penn…

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02 June
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REINCARNATION Playing Cards. The life after death

Life and death, those two sides of the same coin that have always been present in literature and art, are now presented by Gambler’s Warehouse and masterfully illustrated by the great artist Blackout Brother in the REINCARNATION deck. The belief in reincarnation is as old as religion itself. Life thus becomes a purifying and learning step in the search for the liberation of the essence of each individual. After death, a new life in another body allows us to be…

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30 May
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CLOCKWORK EMPIRE CITY Playing Cards. The deck and the passage of time

After Halloween deck and Wonderland and Looking Glass decks,  Stephen W. Brandt (Swabbed Decks) has launched a new deck with his own style but with a very original concept: CLOCKWORK EMPIRE CITY. The imagination of the artist is in the service of a different deck, with an aesthetic that reminds a lot his previous works in which the custom suits and indexes are the hallmark of the creator.     Inspired by a large clock and its mechanism, the designs make…

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28 May
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BICYCLE HESSLERS RIDER BACK Playing Cards. Color and tradition of the most popular deck

At the very beginning of 2016 I had the opportunity to tell you about Matt Hessler and his Bicycle Hesslers deck. Matt wanted to give his passion for card games a touch of color with an original but traditional deck. Hesslers did very well and Matt has just released a second edition: BICYCLE HESSLERS RIDER BACK.     In this new deck, Matt wanted to take into account all the feedback and suggestions of those who have been able to…

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18 May
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HUSTLING JOE and YE WITCHES Playing Cards. Interesting reproductions of the late Nineteenth Century

After achieving a fantastic success with the reproductions of Vanity and Faro decks, Will Roya strikes back with an exciting project with two new reproductions: HUSTLING JOE and YE WITCHES. Hustling Joe No.61 deck was first produced by the USPCC in 1895 and modified later in a second edition to correct some mistakes. The designs are comical and inspired by the relationship between playing cards and the scams, represented by the character “Joe” in the Ace of Spades. All the…

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15 May
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THE BOX AND LINE Playing Cards. A different deck, contemporary and with a retro touch

I have always said that one of the greatest satisfactions in my work on this website over the years is to have been able to meet new creators (and the great people behind them) and do my part in making their dreams come true, especially in their very first deck project. A few days ago I met Steven Summers, an explorer of art in motion who has been working in the creative video world for many years. Now he is…