Browse by Tag - Art Nouveau

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22 November
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CLOCKWORK LA VILLE LUMIERE Playing Cards. Art Nouveau clock in motion

One of the most successful card designs by Stephen W. Brandt (Swabbed Decks) was the Clockwork Empire City deck. After its distribution a few days ago, the positive feedback on the result have led the artist to revisit the concept and launch a new campaign: CLOCKWORK LA VILLE LUMIERE. Produced under the new seal fig. 23, this deck offers a completely different illustration approach to its predecessor and is inspired by Art-Nouveau style. This modern vision of art in Europe (specifically in France)…

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10 October
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AVANT-GARDE Playing Cards. Art-Deco and Art-Nouveau join in the UC 2017 deck

Experimental, radical, unorthodox… That’s how the vanguard is defined, something quite related to a team of good friends, the Edgy Brothers, that have just released their latest creation: AVANT-GARDE. But talking about friends, Avant-Garde is not only a creation of this nice people, but it is also the deck chosen by another group of awesome friends, United Cardists, as the 2017 Fifth Annual Deck. Remember United Cardists is a wisdom reference in the playing cards world that have already released four official decks: Bicycle…

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08 February
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SELECT Playing Cards by Edgy Brothers. New look with artistic inspiration

Just a few days I talked about the latest campaign of my dear friends the Edgy brothers. They wanted to make some changes in the project and have relaunched with a new name and a new twist: SELECT Playing Cards.     The idea of ??the original project remains in this deck with a more classical style, but completely customized. With a design that reminds the traditional cards, which reinforces its playability, Select is inspired in the most ornate artistic expressions such…

24 March
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NOUVEAU Playing Cards. New editions of ancient and delicate inspiration

    Crowdfunding for playing cards projects on Kickstarter has become a real uncertainty impossible to predict. While a seemingly simple card game collects millions of dollars, playing cards campaigns with a promising design end without reaching the funding goal. That’s the case of Bona Fide Playing Cards, a dynamic and creative group based in Spain devoted to the design of unique and original playing Cards. After trying several times with funding goals each time more accurate to print with USPCC, they have decided (like…

28 December
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NOUVEAU Bicycle deck. Old playing cards inspiration with French modernist refinement

  Bona Fide Playing Cards is a young and creative Spain based group devoted to the design of unique and original Playing Cards. After working really hard to have it ready and be able to print it, they have just launched their first creation: NOUVEAU Playing Cards. This deck mixes several inspirations. On the one hand the inspiration comes from the original Rouen designs for the very first French playing cards before spreading around the world. Those cards depicted historical…

06 October
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Asylum, a frightening deck project and its creators Milan C. and Ed Nash

This is one of the most stunning designs I have seen this year. Terrific, frightening, Asylum brings us a mixed aesthetic of horror films designs for faces and Art-Nouveau design for backs. NEW! After this article was written, the artist decided to make a subtle change on the card back removing the Asylum logo from it. This will make the deck much more interesting and will make happy many of its fans and backers. I have changed the old design…