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25 October

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…

13 November

BICYCLE CINEMA Playing Cards. The kings of the Seventh Art

If we combine the traditional playing cards with a Classic Cinema atmosphere we get the new deck just released by Collectable Playing Cards: BICYCLE CINEMA. Inspired by the golden age of film industry, the artwork of Bicycle CINEMA shows a retro style with yellowed colors and a nice customization. Each card looks like a piece of film strip with its classical  side holes and an original pattern with parts of the previous and next frame.     One of the…

13 June

40 Years of Fear Playing Cards. Daddy! That shark has bitten my deck!

  Despite the technological advances that have brought us each time greater special effects in films, thriller fans can still enjoy the old classics without losing emotion. That’s the case of “Jaws” (1975), the film that has terrorized all those who dare set foot on the beach. To celebrate this birthday, Scott King (Crooked Kings Cards) has got the license to reproduce the original drawings of the movie poster and has released a commemorative deck: 40 YEARS OF FEAR.     As…

03 September

Bicycle Ghostbusters Playing Cards. You know who to call: Albino Dragon

  After some licensed products that became successful playing cards projects, Albino Dragon strikes back with a deck created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the most popular and ectoplasmic film saga: Ghostbusters. The deck is cool and its cartoon style perfectly fits with the spirit of the film. Fully customized, it will be printed by the USPCC and all the fans of this fool group of ghost hunters will enjoy every detail.     For the moment, there are not…

08 June

Bicycle Classic Monsters. The classic terror characters all together

  Steven Guisto is an entrepreneur who has decided to create his own playing cards company. He has created Classics Playing Cards, and he has a fantastic mentor, Mike Guistolise, the man behind Collectable Playing Cards and some other great companies dedicated to magic. For this new venture, Steven has launched the very first campaign in Kickstarter: Bicycle Classic Monsters.     The deck is inspired on the horror classics, and the design is dark and disturbing. The court cards…

23 February

Monster Montage Bicycle deck. The classic horror films remastered on playing cards

  I have known Scott Carey for a long time as he is the responsible of, a fantastic friend website dedicated to spread the voice about  playing cards. Nevertheless, I am not going to talk just about him and his website, but about his new venture on playing cards: Monster Montage Bicycle deck.     This deck, inspired of vintage horror films, has been designed by Carlos Bercini that has made a great job reinterpreting the classic monsters to…

22 November

The Princess Bride Playing Cards. Three charming decks

  Just in case anyone is not aware, “The Princess Bride” is a 1987 popular film with all the ingredients for success: love, comedy, fantasy and adventure. There is a huge amount of fans out there and some of them take part of Albino Dragon, makers of playing cards and board games that have leaded successful campaigns in Kickstarter. For that reason, they have launched a new project inspired by the movie: The Princess Bride decks.     Albino Dragon…

15 May

“An Honest Liar” and the Amazing Deck. Seventh and eighth arts together

  Something very special today. Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom direct and produce a film called “An Honest Liar“, that tells the incredible story of famed magician/skeptic and enemy of deception, James “The Amazing” Randi.  The film brings to life his carefully-designed projects that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers and con artists with quasi-religious fervor. Today, Randi himself faces the price of a deception that might result in the loss of his partner of 26 years. You may wonder why…

06 October

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…