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05 May

Fuego! Not yet another Muertos deck

  Nam Tibon is a great artist. He is not new on playing cards design as he has been behind great decks such as the gold Edition of Get Made by Crooked Kings or the last British Monarchy Tally-Ho deck by LUX. He is the creative for a new brand called Cellar Window, and for the premiere, they have launched their first deck: FUEGO!   He is the creative director for a new brand called Cellar Window, and for the premiere, they…

24 April

“Día de los Muertos” Second Edition by Edgy Brothers. A design more elegant and deeper

  One year ago, Edgy Brothers released “Día de los Muertos“, their first deck (which ended up being four) inspired by Mexican culture and tradition through one of their most popular festivities. After the huge success of the first edition, now they present the Second Edition of Día de los Muertos. In this new edition, the artist Dave Edgerly has done a great creative work in which, without losing the essence of the first one, shows us a completely renewed cards…

30 November

Defunctorum Cruor Playing Cards. The deck with metallic blood

  Do you remember the Defunctorum decks created by by Roman Kotiv (NOIR Arts) and inspired by the Day of the Dead? Well, the project was such a success that had a sequel in a second project that offers a new variation of the deck: Defunctorum Cruor. Cruor (Bloody) is the perfect complement to its sisters Nox and Dies. The deck shares their design but uses gold, silver and red metallic inks creating a much more disturbing atmosphere and a very impressive result….

31 October

Arcanum Playing Cards. The link between life and death

  Something different and dark. This is ARCANUM. Arcanum is a deck of cards designed by Alex Vovk and Vladimir Kuksin, both partners of Tortoise Design Studio, based in Ukraine, Kiev. This is their very first project of playing cards and it has been launched through Kickstarter and produced by  Gambler’s Warehouse. Despite of the apparent sinister aspect of the images, the inspiration of the deck is really positive. Their belief: “Remembering our roots – we are still human beings”. They want…

26 October

Defunctorum Playing Cards by NOIR Arts. The dead wearing gold and silver

  Life and death have been the theme for a lot of playing cards along last months, specially from the Day of the Dead point of view. This time, we have a new and different proposal: Defunctorum. Although it could remind us something we saw before, the design of these decks,  created by Roman Kotiv and produced by NOIR Arts, is original and deep. There is a high detail on every customized card, including the new pips and the disturbing masks…

07 August

Bicycle Day of The Dead Playing Cards. A new interpretation of “El día de los Muertos”

  This is not the very first design of playing cards dedicated to the day of the dead, but I admit this is quite different from other seen before. It is the last deck produced by  Collectable Playing Cards: Bicycle Day of The Dead. What stands out most watching at the deck is the strength of the court cards characters. They have been hand painted over a canvas by Tessa Meier, along last year and they are quite impressive and…

29 May

Muertos Playing Cards. The Day of the Dead tradition engraved in gold

  Although this is not the very first deck inspired in the popular Mexican festivity of El Día de los Muertos, the design of these cards is quite original and its name is short and concise: Muertos. It is really interesting how a colorful celebration like The Day of the Dead can be depicted in such a beautiful way using just two colors: gold and black. Steve Minty,  the artist, has designed the Night deck, inspired by the tradition and…

20 March

Bicycle “Día de los muertos” decks. Mexican art and tradition

  Edgy Brothers is a new company that believes in designs that celebrate the art in our lives. They are introducing its first playing cards project: El Día de los Muertos. El Día de los Muertos decks are based on the popular mexican tradition (Day of the Dead) that blends the mistic, the culture and the spiritual.     The design, made by David Edgerly, the man behind the Edgar Allan Poe deck, mixes the colorful aspects of the fiesta…