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05 August
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EMPEROR Playing Cards. An elegant, big, powerful and especially magical deck

Two great forces come together to bring card fans to an iconic deck: EMPEROR. Penguin Magic, internationally well-known for and selling online playing cards and magic items, has teamed up with one of the most popular and elegant designers, Mark Stutzman, capable of turning a brush and a pen into a fabulous and inspiring tool to create art. Conceived by Kevin Reylek, EMPEROR is much more than a custom deck: it represents the spirit behind Penguin Magic and seeks to…

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15 July
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INVASION BLOOD Playing Cards. Alien invasion has already begun

Late 2018, I talked about the Invasion deck, created by Dmitrii Lebedev with his son Nikita, an experienced cardist. The campaign was succesfully funded but unfortunately they couldn’t unlock the second edition that has just been released: INVASION BLOOD.     The inspiration for the design comes from an imaginary UFO sighting, lived by the creators themselves, in which they found a card containing the information necessary to recreate in a deck the identities of the alien races that seek…

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04 February
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BLACK WIDOW Playing Cards: An elegant and dangerous reality

Four years ago, Justin Froyd and J.Gonzo (Jamm Pakd Cards) launched their campaign to fund the Black Widow deck. Although they did not have luck that time, the great magic and playing cards wholesaler, Murphy’s Magic, showed interest in the deck and it has become a reality: BLACK WIDOW. Inspired by the black widow spider, one of the most dangerous creatures in the world (but only for her husband), the deck has been conceived for magic and cardistry. Some changes…

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15 September
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ANGELOLOGIE Playing Cards. An angelic deck!

After his success Demonologie, Emmanuel Valtierra dedicates his new deck to the kindly celestial forces: ANGELOLOGIE.     Each one of the court cards is dedicated to an angel, whose illustrations have been inspired by old books and manuscripts. It is possible to distinguish the different artistic styles in the cards as well as historical details told through the images to describe the different winged characters. The artists keeps that old book style and that well-known colorful touch. All the…

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21 August
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METROPOL NEXT Playing Cards. The future of the series

In 2013, Mike Lambert launched the first deck of what has already become the METROPOL series. Modernity and minimalism make a great team in these decks that have exploited different color schemes, from the fluorescent NOX to the new pastel colors on black and white backgrounds. Looking to the future of this brand, Mike has just launched METROPOL NEXT. This new deck keeps the essence of the series, with simple and very clean designs. The updated artwork in the faces…

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11 February
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THE SISTERHOOD OF BLOOD vol.2 Playing Cards. The most beautiful and dangerous vampires of the 19th century are back

Mixing the beautiful and the mysterious, almost terrifying, is something that Kirk Slater (52Ravens) knows how to do with mastery. After “The Coven” and “Sisterhood of Blood“, Kirk has relaunched the second part of his most recent work: THE SISTERHOOD OF BLOOD vol.2. Sisterhood of Blood is not just a deck, but a visual representation of a story starring a group of bloodthirsty women. Kirk not only created the first deck but also the first volume of a book (which he…

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08 February
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KING’S GAME Playing Cards. A different and creative way to understand Chess

Based in Spain, Karin Yan (Bona Fide Playing Cards) has always known how to combine a taste for avant-garde design and a deep respect for traditional cards. Her Nouveau series is a clear example of that, with reminiscences of the Spanish cards and the design elements of an artistic style marked by elegance and adornment. Her interest in art and literature also led her to create two decks inspired by the work of Alexandre Dumas. Her new campaign is something completely different…

16 January
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DEMONOLOGIE Playing Cards. It’s evil! … but it’s good

Inspired by ancient civilizations, old manuscripts and ancestral paintings, Emmanuel Valtierra has always offered us a very personal vision of millenary cultures. After five successful campaigns in which he has created a total of six decks, Emmanuel launches his new creation: DEMONOLOGIE.     Each of the court cards in the deck is dedicated to a character linked to evil. Demons, fallen angels or malignant creatures decorate the faces with an old book style and that well-known colorful touch of…

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08 November
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AMBASSADORS Playing Cards by Lotrek. Luxury available to everyone

The number of decks created by Lotrek (OATH Playing Cards) is difficult to know. His desire to bring his fans a perfect blend of creative beauty and meticulous craftsmanship has led him down narrow paths in which he has had to overcome many obstacles. After a few complicated months, his most luxurious creations are already reaching the hands of his most fortunate followers. Now he is launching a campaign to make his art arrive to many more places: AMBASSADORS. The two…

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07 November
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THE SISTERHOOD OF BLOOD vol.2 Playing Cards. The most beautiful and dangerous vampires of the 19th century

  Mixing the beautiful and the mysterious, almost terrifying, is something that Kirk Slater (52Ravens) knows how to do with mastery. After “The Coven” and “Sisterhood of Blood“, Kirk has released the second part of his most recent work: THE SISTERHOOD OF BLOOD vol.2. Sisterhood of Blood is not just a deck, but a visual representation of a story starring a group of bloodthirsty women. Kirk not only created the first deck but also the first volume of a book (which…