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02 March
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STRIGIFORMES OWL BICYCLE Playing Cards. The disturbing beauty of nocturnal creatures

Nocturnal, silent, observing … So are the owl, both beautiful and disturbing. Inspired by these enigmatic creatures, Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com)  has just launched the BICYCLE STRIGIFORMES deck. Will has teamed up with the talented artist and writer Renee LeCompte, who already tried to fund this deck and, after making important changes in the design, now present a beautifully illustrated and completely customized deck.     The cards are almost an ornithological study on nocturnal birds showing a total of 17 different…

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25 May
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THE OTHER KINGDOM Collector Edition Playing Cards. A final push for the campaign

If Kickstarter is already the most popular crowdfunding platform among playing cards fans, the growing number of projects seems to begin to overcome the demand and campaigns that would have been widely funded in the past thanks to their artistic or creative quality, have many difficulties to do their goal. In this new scenario, creators look for alternative funding strategies to avoid wasting the hard work involved in creating a deck. I have spoken before about these funding strategies but one of…

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26 April
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THE OTHER KINGDOM Playing Cards. Magic golden birds will alight on your shoulder

As a reader of Max Playing Cards, you perfectly know Natalia Silva, a creative artist with a very special style. This time, Natalia presents us something quite different: THE OTHER KINGDOM.     Leaving behind her funny and vector style, The Other Kingdom is a very elegant deck with a high level of detail. Loving vector characters give way here to more stylized illustrations, inspired by birds as magical animals, symbol of eternal life, wisdom and intelligence.     The designs…

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17 December
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AVES Second Edition Playing Cards. A top flight deck

Over a year ago, LUX Playing Cards launched and funded their AVES project. The cards “flew” and sold out quite fast so now they decided to make a new reprint with some changes in the Second Edition of AVES.     AVES is inspired by the beauty of the winged animals that have been carefully drawn by the artist Karina Eibatova. The details of the hand-drawn illustrations are magnificent. For this edition, the back of the cards has been changed…

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07 September
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AVES Playing cards. The deck that will sold out flying

  LUX Playing Cards surprised us some months ago with an amazing deck called Illusionist, inspired by the Magic world. Now, they completely change their style and launch a new and beautiful deck of cards: AVES. AVES (Birds) is a deck illustrated by Karina Eibatova, a well-known artist born in Leningrado and based in Vienna that is deeply interested on Nature. Karina has been able to capture the beauty of some birds in several hand-drawn illustrations used for the court cards in…