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15 November
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DEEP SEA Playing Cards. The minimalist deck that emerges from the deep ocean

Born in the deep ocean a new deck arises: DEEP SEA. Alicher Baynazarov, a talented graphic designer based in Belgium, has been inspired by underwater life to create a deck that combines complete customization with very clean minimalist designs.     All graphic elements have been redesigned to offer us a different and charming deck. Fantastic characters decorate the court cards while the aces are represented with aquatic animals that blend in with the suit shapes.     The symmetrical…

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14 November
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EL REINO DE LOS MUERTOS: EXPERT EDITION. Traditionally inspired Playing Cards from the heart of Mexico

Among all the international festivals, the traditional Day of the Dead celebrated in Mexico is undoubtedly one of the most popular for its depth, its beauty and its color. This celebration has been the inspiration for a wide number of decks but none of them had come from the heart of its roots: Mexico … until now! thanks to EL REINO DE LOS MUERTOS: EXPERT EDITION. Born from the passion for a well done job and looking for a change through…

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09 November
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HIPSTER SANTA Playing cards. The best manicured beard in the North Pole

Rhys Bright (BrightDewsignHouse) is a versatile and talented artist. His works as an illustrator and 3D designer have allowed him to collaborate with important companies. Due to his love for cardistry and using his very personal and careful style, Rhys has decided to make a foray into playing cards design with the HIPSTER SANTA deck. Hipster Santa is a character who has already appeared in Rhys Bright’s previous works and who inspires a Christmas themed deck of cards. The artist…

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08 November
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Light Roast Playing Cards. A deck with minimalist geometry

Siavash Mortazavi (aka Sia) is a software developer who is living the classic dream of turning an idea into a unique deck. After becoming an avid collector and backer of playing cards projects, he has taken his passion to the next step creating his first personal project: LIGHT ROAST. After several months of work, Sia has brought minimalism to its maximum essence by designing a deck of cards in which basic geometry is the protagonist. Fully customized suit symbols are…

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03 November
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CTHULHU cards. The myth of Lovecraft stronger than ever seven years later

In September 2012, Max Playing Cards talked for the first time about a deck inspired by the famous Cthulhu myth from Lovecraft novels (which later appeared in many other productions). The company in charge of the launch was also (in that moment) new to the playing cards design world: Albino Dragon. That project raised almost $100,000 and became the beginning of Erik Dahlman’s successful playing cards adventure, with dozens of decks produced and a fantastic reputation in the card business….

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02 November
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BICYCLE JADE Playing Cards. A green jewel full of magic and elegance

Among the precious stones, jade stands out for its veneration in the most ancestral cultures. The etymology of its name in Spanish already highlights its healing properties. Its use in utensils, beads and weapons for thousands of years has made this gem an object of enormous value that also attracts good luck. All its beneficial and magical properties have inspired the BICYCLE JADE Playing Cards. Gambler’s Warehouse has released the latest deck designed by Shapeshifters, the masters of blending 2D and…

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26 October
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A NOT-SO KOSHER DECK. Playing cards full of friendly cannibalistic pigs

Stephen W. Brandt (Swabbed Decks) is a tireless designer, illustrator and animator who always offers us imaginative proposals. His latest project under the new seal fig. 23  is called A NOT-SO KOSHER DECK. Behind this curious name you will find a fun campaign inspired by the mid-twentieth century advertisements in which pork-derived meat products were presented by cheerful pigs seemingly ignorant of their fatal fate.     The deck is an explosion of joy and color with a vintage style. All…

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25 October
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WAR MOVIES Playing Cards. The mysterious attraction of war cinema

A few months ago I depicted The Box and Line deck and its creator, Steven Summers, a filmmaker with two decades of experience in a constant search for new creative challenges. Although his deck wasn’t funded, Steve strikes back with a new project: WAR MOVIES. This is the first time that I write about a non-playing cards project, but it obviously has playing cards. I mean, in this campaign, Steve tries to collect funds to make a documentary in which…

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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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12 October
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BICYCLE PARTSKING promotional Playing Cards. The Canadian king of auto parts

Bicycle brand undoubtedly one of the best known in the world. USPCC’s own production joins those decks made by all those who, attracted by its quality or its popularity, decide to use the acclaimed logo. This also includes promotional cards that become a real challenge for collectors since they are not usually for sale and, therefore, become more difficult to find and get. Recently I received one of them and I wanted to share it with you. PartsKing is a family…