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15 October
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AMAZONS SPARTANS Playing Cards. The fiercest warrior behind the most captivating beauty

Every time Sviatoslav Pashchuk (Agitcom) writes me about a new project, I feel a kind of special emotion because I have enjoyed each and every one of his designs. His talent as a hyperrealist illustrator has been led to amazing cards such as Golden Age or Military Pinups. Now, he launches the first deck of a series: AMAZONS SPARTANS. This series will be dedicated to the Amazons, conceived by mythology as fearsome fighters capable of even cutting or burning their right breast…

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07 October
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DAUSOS decks. Baltic mythology in 108 playing cards full of details

Lithuanian mythology calls Dausos the place where the gods dwell, the Heaven. It is this one, integrated into the set of Baltic mythologies, that inspires a new deck: DAUSOS. The versatile and talented Lithuanian designer Tautvydas Kaltenis is a restless artist interested in the complex history of his country, especially that one linked to legends and fantasy, full of myths common to many European peoples. Thus, with his work, Tautvydas wanted not only to make his own graphic interpretation of…

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06 October
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WALHALLA VALKYRIES Playing Cards. The trilogy is completed under ultraviolet light

Just a couple of months ago I talked about Walhalla, a set of decks inspired by Norse mythology. In that campaign, a third deck that could not be printed was defined as stretch goal. Now, a specific campaign has been created to fund that third deck: WALHALLA VALKYRIES. Inspired by great gods and goddesses of Norse mythology. WALHALLA decks take a tour of the family tree and the main characters linked to the Norse deities with a very original design…

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04 October
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ALIS LUMINIS Playing Cards. The winged deck that emerges from nature

Ritu and Bivas are a lovely couple and a fantastic and creative work team based in India. Together they created Old Gravity to offer their customers high quality digital art and photo retouching services. Now they begin a venture in card design with ALIS LUMINIS. Nature, fantasy and mythology are just some of the sources of inspiration for this deck that involves the work of more than a year and a half of illustration work and thorough composition. The artist…

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14 August
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WALHALLA Playing Cards. A new vision of the epic Norse mythology in two luxurious decks

Mythology is a huge source of artistic inspiration and Norse mythology has been especially used during the last years. Today I bring you a new deck inspired by the magical world of the Norse Gods: WALHALLA.. When a soldier dies in combat, he is brought to the presence of Odin in Valhalla or Freia in Fólkvangr, the best know god and goddess of Norse mythology. Inspired by these gods, the WALHALLA decks take a tour of the family tree and the…

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17 April
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LUMINOSITY Playing Cards. Norse mythology and an epic story of the struggle between good and evil

Nordic mythology and artistic talent come together in the latest creation of  Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards): LUMINOSITY. With this deck, Jody completely changes his usual retro-engraved style based on more recent stories to create an allegorical fantasy world inspired by Nordic mythological characters who play their roles in an epic story of struggles between good and evil masterfully narrated by Ricky Cassford. The joining together of fantastic literature and beautiful illustrations produces a unique, completely customized deck, in which…

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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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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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04 June
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ENUMA Playing Cards. The great war of the Babylonian gods

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 launched an amazing campaign: ENUMA.     Conscientious work, extensive documentation and enormous talent come together in a…

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17 May
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Bicycle HERCULES Playing Cards. The strongest deck of the Olympus

Among the mythical characters of all times there is one that stands out for his strength and courage. Gambler’s Warehouse has released a new deck based on this hero: HERCULES. Hercules is the Roman name for Heracles, son of Zeus, the king of the gods, and the beautiful mortal Alcmena. He is, without a doubt, the most popular of the heroes in the Greek mythology. His adventures became so famous that they spread from town to town and from culture…