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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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26 October
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A NOT-SO KOSHER DECK. Playing cards full of friendly cannibalistic pigs

Stephen W. Brandt (Swabbed Decks) is a tireless designer, illustrator and animator who always offers us imaginative proposals. His latest project under the new seal fig. 23  is called A NOT-SO KOSHER DECK. Behind this curious name you will find a fun campaign inspired by the mid-twentieth century advertisements in which pork-derived meat products were presented by cheerful pigs seemingly ignorant of their fatal fate.     The deck is an explosion of joy and color with a vintage style. All…

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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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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…