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07 February
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PLAYING ARTS ZERO cards. The “augmented” talent of 55 artists

In 2012, Creative Cards project brought together artists from around the globe to create a unique deck. That was the seed of the online platform Digital Abstracts that has gone on creating new editions of the Playing Arts series (One, Two, Three and Special) with an overwhelming success. Now, they have just launched a new very special campaign: PLAYING ARTS ZERO. With the ZERO edition, Playing Arts recovers the original designs of the very first and completely sold out deck. In…

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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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31 January
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BICYCLE BLACK MAGIC Playing Cards. Positive energy against the forces of evil

After collaborating in the Bicycle Syndicate deck, Shapeshifters and Max Playing Cards have teamed up again and  Gambler’s Warehouse has just released the result of this work: BICYCLE BLACK MAGIC. Contrary to what one might think by its name, this deck is neither dark nor demonic. Two forces confront each other and at the same time balance the universe: GOOD and EVIL. Traditionally Black Magic has been understood as the magic of evil, used for vile purposes. But we all know that…

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27 January
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PRIMORDIAL GREEK MYTHOLOGY Playing Cards. The origin of everything

When I received the message from Costa Panzatis about his new project and started my usual research on the deck and its creator, I discovered not only stunning designs but also an interesting human being behind all this, so I had no choice but to start writing about the campaign. Costa combines the madness and talent from music, art, poetry and comedy with a passion for card collecting. This way, he decided to team up with a luxury illustrator, Charles…

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08 January
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BICYCLE CYBERPUNK Playing Cards. Survival in a dystopian world

The collaboration between Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) and different artists in search of interesting designs for collectible playing cards is well known by all the card fans. This collaboration that produced more than a dozen decks in 2018 strikes again this year with the BICYCLE CYBERPUNK Playing Cards. The Colombian artist Jaime Meza has been inspired by a dystopian world dwelt by different tribes that survive in the chaos created in a society corrupted by power and governed by machines. Each suit…

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10 December
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BICYCLE STAINED GLASS LEVIATHAN Playing Cards. The beast emerges from the depths

Bicycle Stained Glass deck was launched by Collectable Playing Cards two years ago and supported by more than 400 backers. Two years later CPC brings us this new edition: BICYCLE STAINED GLASS LEVIATHAN. This time it is the marine beast of the Old Testament that inspires the designs of the work with stain and glass with cold colors that fit with the theme.     The cards keep the aesthetics of the series, with black borders on the backs and a very elaborate ornamentation in…

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09 December
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INVASION Playing Cards. Alien tribes conquer our planet

Dmitrii Lebedev is a Russian designer based in the United States who, together with his son Nikita, an experienced cardist, has just launched his first work: INVASION. 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 to conquer our planet.     These four races, Peekians, Boobians, Threphians, and Zervians,…

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07 December
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USMilPin Playing Cards. The definitive relaunch of a sexy and very well armed deck

A few months ago, it was launched an interesting deck inspired by the pinups, beautiful girls popularized by the US soldiers of the Second World War using them as patriotic charm (rather than erotic images). There are many designers who have used this inspiration to create beautiful illustrations and today I bring you an example: USMilPin.     USMilPin (United States Military Pin-ups) is not just a deck, but a reflection of the passion of its creators to recover the relationship between these beautiful…

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06 December
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LOTERIA Playing Cards. The most traditional game with the most contemporary design

DNIGMA is a team of young entrepreneurs who love magic and design. Based in the United States and Mexico, they have combined tradition and history from their roots with a modern and striking design. They have teamed up with 1 Simple Idea to create their second deck: LOTERIA. LOTERIA is a very popular table game in Mexico (and not to be confused with the game of chance) dating from the colonial era. It is a game with a mechanic similar…

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25 November
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MILITARY PIN-UP Playing Cards. The armed beauty

Among all the artists that have gone through Max Playing Cards, Sviatoslav Pashchuk (Agitcom) is undoubtedly one of the most talented. His technique of hyperrealistic digital design is one of his main creative attractions whose mastery has been demonstrated in decks such as Golden Age or El Recuerdo. Now, he presents his latest creation: MILITARY PIN-UP. In this new deck, the artist recreates two of his great pictorial hobbies. On the one hand, as a great fan of Gil Elvgren‘s work, Sviatoslav…