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11 May
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WILD WEST Playing Cards. Decks with authentic Far West flavor

Although he has not stopped working and collaborating in playing cards design, it’s been a year since Randy Butterfield (Midnight Card Company) launched his latest solo campaign. He’s back with a fabulous success: WILD WEST. A good friend of Max Playing Cards for years, I have always recognized my weakness for Randy and his personal style. Inspired by the Wild West, Randy has used a traditional pencil-on-paper technique to capture a historical vision of one of the many episodes of late-nineteenth-century…

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05 May
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MASCHERATA cards. The deck that looks at us behind the mask.

Emmanuel Valtierra‘s designs have always been linked to an interesting interpretation of ancestral cultures and folklore. After Demonologie and Angelologie, he has just launched a third deck with some elements in common: MASCHERATA. MASCHERATA is inspired by old illustrations of masks and modern renaissance style disguises. The engraved hand-colored design style of the two previous decks is also present in this one.     The court cards are decorated with carefully chosen masks (female and male masks for queens and…

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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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14 November
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GOLDEN SPIKE 150th ANNIVERSARY Playing Cards. The memory of the feat of communication and transport

In the summer of 2014, the Golden Spike deck catapulted  Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards) into the list of recognized contemporary playing cards designers. For this creation, Jody was  inspired by the 1st Transcontinental Railroad in the USA and named the deck with the golden spike made for the great opening of the railroad in 1869. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the event, the artist offers us a luxurious creation: GOLDEN SPIKE 150th ANNIVERSARY. This new deck is not just a reissue with a…

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01 November
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ENUMA Playing Cards. The great war of the Babylonian gods is back

Enuma Elish is a Babylonian epic poem about the genesis of the universe and mankind. Engraved on clay tablets with cuneiform writing in the 7th century BC. and recovered over time, this work collects different episodes in which the gods take part of a constant creation and destruction. Inspired by this work, a new and dynamic Italian company, Nemesis Factory, has just relaunched their amazing campaign: ENUMA. After an unfairly unfunded campaign, the creators have made deep changes in the designs…

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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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12 September
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USMilPin Playing Cards. A sexy and very well armed deck

In previous articles I had the opportunity to show you different decks created around the pinups, those 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: USMinPin.     USMinPin (United States Military Pin-ups) is not just a deck, but a reflection of the passion of its creators to recover the…

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02 September
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TOP ACES OF WWI Playing Cards . The flying heroes of the Second Great War

After successfully funded a deck dedicated to the pilots of the First World War, Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards) has launched his new project: TOP ACES OF WWII. In this new deck, the artist pays tribute to the pilots of the Second World War with the use of his well-known illustration technique and with a more elaborate color composition. With that “retro” touch of engraving style, Jody dedicates this deck to his grandfather, a flying lover, and to all those…

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23 July
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PIZZA Playing Cards. The deck with the perfect ingredients and cooked with “Passione”

Passione Playing Cards  has taken us through exciting worlds. From the night mystery of the underworld in Love is a Smoke to the fantasy of Teliad or the disturbing world of Dante in Inferno. Now, they relaunch their most fresh and funny proposal: PIZZA. Perhaps the most popular and preferred among the universal culinary creations, pizza always brings us good memories: fun, family, friends, sharing. Born in Naples (as we know it today), pizza is always a safe bet and…