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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…

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17 June
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Magistrate Playing Cards. The deck is ready for judgment

Four things belong to a judge: to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly, and to decide impartially. Socrates Linked all his life to the Law since his student days, Jason Troiano has become a renowned Chief Magistrate in his community. However, his passion for magic and cards has pushed him to create his first deck: MAGISTRATE. Jason’s interest in playing cards came 5 years ago when his 10-year-old daughter was impressed with a magic effect seen on Penn…

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02 June
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REINCARNATION Playing Cards. The life after death

Life and death, those two sides of the same coin that have always been present in literature and art, are now presented by Gambler’s Warehouse and masterfully illustrated by the great artist Blackout Brother in the REINCARNATION deck. The belief in reincarnation is as old as religion itself. Life thus becomes a purifying and learning step in the search for the liberation of the essence of each individual. After death, a new life in another body allows us to be…

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30 May
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CLOCKWORK EMPIRE CITY Playing Cards. The deck and the passage of time

After Halloween deck and Wonderland and Looking Glass decks,  Stephen W. Brandt (Swabbed Decks) has launched a new deck with his own style but with a very original concept: CLOCKWORK EMPIRE CITY. The imagination of the artist is in the service of a different deck, with an aesthetic that reminds a lot his previous works in which the custom suits and indexes are the hallmark of the creator.     Inspired by a large clock and its mechanism, the designs make…

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28 May
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BICYCLE HESSLERS RIDER BACK Playing Cards. Color and tradition of the most popular deck

At the very beginning of 2016 I had the opportunity to tell you about Matt Hessler and his Bicycle Hesslers deck. Matt wanted to give his passion for card games a touch of color with an original but traditional deck. Hesslers did very well and Matt has just released a second edition: BICYCLE HESSLERS RIDER BACK.     In this new deck, Matt wanted to take into account all the feedback and suggestions of those who have been able to…

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19 May
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EQUALITY and JUSTICE Playing Cards. A fair relaunch

Only two months ago, Passione Cards  launched a set of cards that were intended to be a hallmark of their quality and hard job over the years and for the future. Unfortunately the project didn’t reach the funding goal so along the last few weeks they have made some changes to achieve the success deserved in the EQUALITY and JUSTICE Playing Cards. For the relaunch, two key changes have been made: a new printer that would allow a better scalability…

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18 May
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HUSTLING JOE and YE WITCHES Playing Cards. Interesting reproductions of the late Nineteenth Century

After achieving a fantastic success with the reproductions of Vanity and Faro decks, Will Roya strikes back with an exciting project with two new reproductions: HUSTLING JOE and YE WITCHES. Hustling Joe No.61 deck was first produced by the USPCC in 1895 and modified later in a second edition to correct some mistakes. The designs are comical and inspired by the relationship between playing cards and the scams, represented by the character “Joe” in the Ace of Spades. All the…

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15 May
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THE BOX AND LINE Playing Cards. A different deck, contemporary and with a retro touch

I have always said that one of the greatest satisfactions in my work on this website over the years is to have been able to meet new creators (and the great people behind them) and do my part in making their dreams come true, especially in their very first deck project. A few days ago I met Steven Summers, an explorer of art in motion who has been working in the creative video world for many years. Now he is…