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14 January
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SOVEREIGN Playing Cards. Elegance that measures up to the European royalty

After the resounding success of Luminosity, Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards) shows his great versatility as a designer in his new campaign: SOVEREIGN. Classically inspired, these decks combine a refined design style full of details and profusely decorated with casual, colorful and emotion-filled illustrations. Two editions have been created with a change of color, blue and red, in the tuck case and the back.     The tuck cases are works of art with gold foil and embossing in an…

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05 January
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Artist Deck 2 cards. The best way to enjoy a good English tea

One of the most relevant aspects in a custom deck of cards is the story behind it. However, there are times that cards become canvases in which the common thread is not the story but the art itself. This is the case of the work by Carne Griffiths, a renowned British artist who two years ago offered us the Artist deck, an original proposal with an interesting technique with calligraphic inks, graphite and liquids (such as tea and alcohol). After…

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17 December
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New decks by ART OF PLAY. Preparing Christmas time for all playing card fans

We are back with some of the new releases by ART OF PLAY   ACE FULTON’S CASINO: CLASSIC EDITION   After producing many variations of the Ace Fulton’s Casino playing cards created in 2012 as a collaboration between Dan and Dave and illustrator Dan Phillips, Art of Play has decided to revisit the original decks with a new touch for the traditional red and blue backs. Inspired by Las Vegas casino cards, Ace Fulton’s designs combine a retro style with a…

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14 December
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CIRCUS REPRODUCTION Playing Cards. A big show of the late nineteenth century

Along last months, Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) has produced a good amount of vintage decks reproductions. Although most of them have been offered them through collective financing, the last one has put it directly for sale through its website: CIRCUS REPRODUCTION. The deck has been completely recreated from scratch from the original in 1896, the Circus No 47, printed by the USPCC in their first steps as a completely new company.     This deck replaced the traditional characters in the court…

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10 December
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V-TWIN Playing Cards. The free spirit of bikers

The leather, the speed and the roar of an engine is the real gasoline that moves a biker. Aristo Playing Cards launches a new deck: V-TWIN.     V-TWIN represents the spirit of those two-wheeled motor enthusiasts who turn their motorcycles into a true lifestyle. Away from the violent perception of those scary outlaw motorcycle clubs, this deck aims to approach this philosophy of life in a much quieter way but full of the same aesthetic force of the “Hell’s…

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04 December
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BICYCLE INSIGNIA BACK Playing Cards. The new generation of Bicycle cards with the most traditional RED and BLUE

A few months ago I told you about the Insignia decks, a new idea by Brent Braun (The Magic Firm) to produce the most famous cards in a different format. After the success obtained in the first campaign with the white and black decks Brent has just launched the new campaign: BICYCLE INSIGNIA RED AND BLUE.       Offered as an unlocked stretch goal in the previous campaign, the blue and red decks represent the most traditional vision of…

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22 November
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CLOCKWORK LA VILLE LUMIERE Playing Cards. Art Nouveau clock in motion

One of the most successful card designs by Stephen W. Brandt (Swabbed Decks) was the Clockwork Empire City deck. After its distribution a few days ago, the positive feedback on the result have led the artist to revisit the concept and launch a new campaign: CLOCKWORK LA VILLE LUMIERE. Produced under the new seal fig. 23, this deck offers a completely different illustration approach to its predecessor and is inspired by Art-Nouveau style. This modern vision of art in Europe (specifically in France)…

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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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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…