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08 March
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THE WONDERLAND and LOOKING GLASS Playing Cards. Classical illustrations from a classic of literature

After successfully producing his Halloween deck, the imaginative creator Stephen W. Brandt (Swabbed Decks) has decided to launch a project inspired by one of the most popular classics: THE WONDERLAND and LOOKING GLASS. This project stems from Stephen’s admiration for the illustrations of Lewis Carrol‘s classic books made by the well-known British cartoonist John Tenniel. Specifically, these two decks are based on two of these works: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass”, made in the mid-nineteenth century….

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23 February
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IMPRESSIONS RISING SUN and AOZORA Playing Cards. Inspired by the colors of Japanese culture

Some years ago, Make Playing Cards became an absolute reference in the cards manufacturing thanks to a hard creation work in which new technologies and a differentiating service have marked important milestones. Among all their creations, the Impressions Series stands out, and two new editions arrive now: IMPRESSIONS RISING SUN and AOZORA.     These new editions make use of the already popular high gloss technology used by MPC that gives the cards an incredible bright embossing. Inspired by the traditional…

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15 February
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BICYCLE FARO Playing Cards. A novelty without indexes for your magic routines and card games

Faro is a gambling game that became very popular in late 17th century due to its speed and easy-to-learn rules. Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) wanted to create a revised version of the Faro deck teaming up with Azured Ox to create a mix between the original essence and the most popular modern deck: BICYCLE FARO. Although at first glance it may look like a standard Bicycle Rider Back deck, the cards inside reveal some interesting mysteries. What is most striking is the lack…

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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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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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03 September
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THE PLANETS: NEPTUNE Playing Cards. The end of the trip and the series

David Goldklang (Vanda Cards) has traveled more than 30 astronomical units (about 2.8 billion miles) through the solar system to bring us one of the most beautiful series of playing cards inspired by the outer space. The last planet just received him with his new deck: THE PLANETS: NEPTUNE.     Illustrated by the Serbian Srdjan Vidakovic (Widakk), this PLANETS series is dedicated to the planets of the Solar System. The artist’s work combines vintage aesthetics with elegance and luxury finishes. This…

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11 August
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CHAO Playing Cards. Inspired by China, printed in China

Among the oldest civilizations, China is undoubtedly one of the historically richest. Its thousands of years have lived different times, from the first dynasties to the most contemporary history. Chinese culture has served as  inspiration for many playing cards but this time Make Playing Cards, one of the most important Chinese card printers in the world, offers us an interesting creation: CHAO. Make Playing Cards is already a reference in the playing cards printing and design as they have produced thousands…

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02 July
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THE HALLOWEEN DECK. Relaunch of an amazing set of playing cards inspired by tradition

A little over a month ago I was talking about Stephen W. Brandt, a talented and imaginative designer, illustrator and animator. After rethinking his previous project created from a new company, Swabbed Decks, he has just relaunched the project again and this time with the absolute determination to print THE HALLOWEEN DECK. Despite being a theme already used on other decks before, Stephen’s cards are completely different and depict their own interpretation, without filters, of this celebration, especially popular in the Anglosphere…

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18 May
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THE HALLOWEEN DECK. Inspired by tradition and illustrated from the heart

Stephen W. Brandt is a talented and imaginative designer, illustrator and animator. He has created a new company, Swabbed Decks, to make an incursion into the card design world. His first work is THE HALLOWEEN DECK. Despite being a theme already used on other decks before, Stephen’s cards are completely different and depict their own interpretation, without filters, of this celebration, especially popular in the Anglosphere and “imported” by many other countries.     Stephen has hand-drawn every one of the…

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11 March
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WORST DECK Of Playing Cards. Celebrating the Worst Show in Vegas!

Las Vegas is undoubtedly the casino games and also magic mecca. Among the huge variety of shows you can find, there is an especially fun proposal: The Worst Show in Vegas. A funny name for a fun show for the whole family that revolves around music, adventure and, of course, magic.     Brian Daniel South (Discover Magic) is a tireless worker, father, magician, designer, entrepreneur, optimist and a good friend of Max Playing Cards. After creating the Different decks,…