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11 May
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WILD WEST Playing Cards. Decks with authentic Far West flavor

Although he has not stopped working and collaborating in playing cards design, it’s been a year since Randy Butterfield (Midnight Card Company) launched his latest solo campaign. He’s back with a fabulous success: WILD WEST. A good friend of Max Playing Cards for years, I have always recognized my weakness for Randy and his personal style. Inspired by the Wild West, Randy has used a traditional pencil-on-paper technique to capture a historical vision of one of the many episodes of late-nineteenth-century…

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09 May
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TRIANGLE Playing Cards. An equilateral deck

Michael Scott (Home Run Games) surprises us with a truly original deck: TRIANGLE. After releasing a good number of restoration decks, this new and fresh campaign offers some absolutely different cards with a triangular shape. The aesthetic fits the latest Home Run’s creations with that well-known vintage look. This curious shape of the cards and also of the tuck case have required a very curious design of the faces where the symmetry is not double but triple.     Two editions…

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06 May
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EPHEMERID PRECIOUS METAL Playing cards. Letterpress technique at the service of creative beauty

A year ago, an exceptional person (both from a human and creative point of view) appeared on the card design scene. Although it was the very first playing cards project for  Fabien Barral (Mr. Cup), his experience in the field of design and crowdfunding was huge so the success of Ephemerid Playing Cards was epic with more than 1100 sponsors. Now, after fulfilling his first campaign, he has launched a new one: EPHEMERID PRECIOUS METAL. This campaign takes advantage of all…

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05 May
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MASCHERATA cards. The deck that looks at us behind the mask.

Emmanuel Valtierra‘s designs have always been linked to an interesting interpretation of ancestral cultures and folklore. After Demonologie and Angelologie, he has just launched a third deck with some elements in common: MASCHERATA. MASCHERATA is inspired by old illustrations of masks and modern renaissance style disguises. The engraved hand-colored design style of the two previous decks is also present in this one.     The court cards are decorated with carefully chosen masks (female and male masks for queens and…

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04 May
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CARDISTRY CLUB Playing Cards. Dozens of different decks for all cardistry fans

David Goldklang (Vanda Cards) has produced a good number of decks over the past few years. Now he is facing one of his most ambitious projects: CARDISTRY CLUB. With this name, an idea that goes far beyond a card project is presented. Starting from the exponential worldwide growth of the cardistry movement, David wants to create a new community around the playing cards design in which cardistry fans can have new and varied decks on a monthly basis and, at the…