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27 March
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COTTA’s ALMANAC # 1 Playing Cards. The first reproduction of a series of historical transformation decks

Throughout history, transformation decks have been very special collectibles. They represent a further step in custom playing cards converting each card’s pips into the true protagonists in the design. Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) wanted to rescue one of the most important historical contributions to the transformation decks: COTTA’S ALMANAC #1. This project stems from painstaking research on transformation cards and their origins coupled with Will’s interest in rescuing cards from the past in high-quality restorations thanks to the meticulous work by Azure-Ox….

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24 March
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GUNS, JAZZ & WHISKEY Playing Cards. Those Rouring Twenties

Among all the decades in the 20th century, the twenties in the United States have always been an inexhaustible source of artistic inspiration. This decade began with a huge economic growth after the First World War and ended with one of the largest recessions in the country’s history. The movement of money, the prohibition and the migration of jazz musicians from Nueva Orleans created an interesting atmosphere in New York where the mafia, illegal alcohol and music blended in dangerous…

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23 March
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BICYCLE PLANCK playing cards. The smallest of the universes

After his first experience in playing cards design and production with the Magistrate decks, Jason Troiano has decided to go to the next level with a new creation: BICYCLE PLANCK. In this new campaign Jason presents another of his favorite subjects, science, from a “tiny” perspective. The name of the deck comes from a scientific term with different meanings although all of them converge in the theories of quantum mechanics and the universe formed by the particles that compose it….

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17 March
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WARRIOR WOMEN Playing Cards. Warring female power

A young and passionate trio of friends joint in Headless Kings to offer us entertainment products with interesting stories… the perfect setting for a new deck: WARRIOR WOMEN. In a long and complex process in which civilized society begins to give women their rightful place, this deck pays tribute to women who, throughout history, knew how to transcend their gender against society and become leaders of bloody battles. Brave (sometimes fearsome) women who stood out in wars at different historical…

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06 March
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KIRA Playing Cards. A naturally balanced deck

Three years after his latest crowdfunding project, Sven Philipp (Spielkartenshop.com) mixes ideas of magic and design in this new deck: KIRA. Kira arises from the desire of the magician Ernest Schulz to create his own deck of cards with a special customization. In this way, the designer Ade Santora created a new set of illustrations in which the graphic elements create a sense of harmonious movement.     Respecting the traditional red and black colors, large aces recall nature shapes in…

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05 March
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EPHEMERID COLLECTORS EDITION Playing Cards. The definitive collection in letterpress technique

Throughout several campaigns we have been able to enjoy the creative talent of Fabien Barral (Mr. Cup) in his Ephemerid Playing Cards. During the production of his previous campaign, Fabien was able to experiment with different textures and colors in the tuck cases and then decided to launch a new and exclusive campaign with some of the most luxurious and beautiful proposals: EPHEMERID COLLECTORS EDITIONS. This campaign takes advantage of all the great qualities of the original deck: the tuck cases…

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27 February
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LOCK-N-LOAD Playing Cards. The second amendment turns 230

In 1971, several amendments were added to the United States Constitution. Among all, one of the best known (and also controversial) was the second one, which gave the right to keep and bear arms to citizens. A symbol of freedom for some, a dangerous tool for others, the second amendment turns 230 next year and Dmitrii Lebedev (Rattle Shuttle) has decided to pay tribute to it with a new deck: LOCK-N-LOAD.     Apart from the political or social considerations…

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25 February
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ARCADIA SIGNATURE cards. A bucolic imaginary world of artistic beauty

With an interesting combination of elegance and delicacy, Arcadia Playing Cards designs have offered us beautiful custom decks. The new campaign has a special meaning: ARCADIA SIGNATURE. The new deck is inspired by the idea behind the name of Arcadia, a region of ancient Greece that over time, and thanks to the artistic expressions of poets, sculptors and painters, became, along the Renaissance and Romanticism, an idyllic imaginary place marked by the peace and happiness of its inhabitants and their connection…

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11 February
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LUNAR AND ZODIAC: YEAR OF THE OX Playing Cards. The third deck of the Chinese zodiacal series

Despite the difficulties they have unfairly faced in their previous campaign, Nomads Playing Cards guys  are determined to continue offering their beautiful series of Zodiac decks to their backers. Thus, they have released the third deck: LUNAR AND ZODIAC: YEAR OF THE OX. This series takes as reference the relationship between the nomads of Xiongnu in ancient Mongolia and the well-known Chinese lunar calendar represented by 12 animals. In this calendar each animal is related to the lunar year of…

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07 February
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CLOCKWORK QUACKINGTON Playing Cards. God Save the Ducky!

Stephen W. Brandt (Swabbed Decks) began in early 2019 his original series of Clockwork decks in which high doses of imagination went through the mechanism of a clock to create very animated cards. Now the talented illustrator presents the funniest of his creations so far: CLOCKWORK: QUACKINGTON.     If the previous decks produced under his seal fig. 23 were inspired by the city of New York and the Art-Nouveau from Paris, this edition takes its references from London, picking up…