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17 July
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DANCE OF DEATH Playing cards. A trilogy of monochromatic death

Hans Holbein the Younger was a German artist who masterfully commanded different expressions of pictorial art and printmaking. Known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century, one of his most controversial works, of which he even had to conceal his authorship, was the series called “Dance of Death”, 51 xylographies (woodcuts) showing medieval allegorical drawings with sarcastic allusions to the Church of the time. Inspired by these works, Sergey Kostyuchenko has launched the second campaign of an…

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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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06 July
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JEWELRY BOX cards. Decorative watercolor beetles

Ehsan Ziafati is a versatile artist always in search of new creative challenges. His extraordinary vision of art as an individual and collective experience has enlisted in the adventure of creating a new deck of cards: JEWELRY BOX. The insects fascinate the artist and that is the inspiration of these cards. Encouraged by his friends in a game night, Ehsan decided to create his own deck using original illustrations, made entirely by hand with watercolors and in which the protagonists…

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03 July
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BUTTERFLY BLACK Playing Cards. The most beautiful insect now with metallic shine

No amateur or professional can doubt that Ondrej Psenicka is one of the most promising and successful card magicians on the international stage. His career and his charming performance has allowed him to go really far. But talking about Ondrej is also talking about Butterfly, the deck which revolutionized in 2016 the concept of card marking. Now, after 3 years and a production of almost 35,000 decks in several editions, he has just launched the new series of BUTTERFLY BLACK…

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02 July
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BICYCLE ALPHABET cards. The victory of the letter over the number

Ridiculous Gaming Studio is a young group of graphic designers who have decided to launch their first crowdfunding project: BICYCLE ALPHABET EDITION. As card and board games designers, these entrepreneurs wanted to create a high-quality deck with a recognizable brand, original look and completely customized. Thus, using the alphabet as a base concept, they have created some designs with simple but very interesting lines.     The customization is complete and the color scheme is quite simple based on the…

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30 June
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COLORES DE COLOMBIA Playing cards. A deck with the newness of fresh coffee

Colombia is a country of contrasts, of jungle beauty, with aromas of freshly ground coffee and multicolored flora and fauna. Falling in love with Colombia, like many other places in the world, is not complicated, and that happened to Marco Luzi, a Milanese globetrotter who is now beginning his first venture in the world of playing cards design: COLORES DE COLOMBIA.     This deck is Marco’s personal tribute to a country that he is passionate about. He has tried…

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29 June
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SOLAIRE Playing Cards. The cosmic cardistry by Fibonacci

Penguin Magic have always been present as an international reference for their wide catalogue of decks but also for their commitment to their own playing cards production partnering with all kinds of artists. Kevin Reylek, a versatile artist linked to the world of magic and entertainment and especially connected to Penguin Magic, offers us his latest release: SOLAIRE. Solaire is a set consisting of two decks inspired by the relationship between the universe and mathematics and specially designed for cardistry…

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21 June
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PARAMOUR Playing Cards. The love deck of fairy tales

Jacks and Jokers is the result of a long process in which card fans take their passion for collecting to the creation of an online store to offer awesome decks. The creation of their own deck was also a dream that can become a reality with PARAMOUR. Paramour is a classic-inspired deck, with characters from fairy tales and traditional love stories. The knights, the kings and the queens are exactly that, drawn with colorful delicacy. The characters are the protagonist…

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20 June
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BICYCLE EVOLVE Playing Cards. A precise machinery with gold gears

Elite Playing Cards has created over the years playing cards in which luxury and elegance have been highlighted with elaborate designs. On other occasions, their creations have given us a futuristic vision, in a world governed by machines. Now, somehow, both concepts are mixed in their new creation: BICYCLE EVOLVE.     This new deck is inspired by the machinery of the industrial revolution, a new era in which the evolution of man advanced by leaps and bounds. Taking the…

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18 June
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THE CONJURER decks. Beautiful playing cards Inspired by the most traditional magic

Following the successful Pride of Peacocks decks, Arcadia Playing Cards remain true to their elegant style that combines an atmosphere of mystery with beautiful illustrations. Thus, they have just released THE CONJURER. The Conjurer is inspired by classical, almost ancestral, magic in which magicians were a kind of sorcerers with supernatural powers in the spectator’s eyes. This inspiration has covered the deck with magical objects, animals and characters.     One of the most careful aspects of the cards is…