Imagine a magician grade deck of cards featuring 54 unique works of art by an internationally recognized artist and designer for less than what you would spend elsewhere. Add to that free shipping, signed decks, and even custom works of art!
With the launch of the TeaTime Playing Cards kickstarter campaign, we are offering exactly that. After years of development and research, this campaign aims at getting funding to bring to life the creations of Fyodor Krasniy.
We can promise you this, by helping fund our campaign, you will help bring to life an amazing unique collection of cards that are created to the best quality possible.
Our funding will be used to print a minimum of 500 quality decks, a limited run of signed uncut prints, and cover shipping costs. We have a small savings that we will also be contributing to this project.
The creator behind Madness and Tea is the Russian born Australian, Fyodor Krasniy. Since childhood, this creative genius has separated from himself and has awakened a world full of wondrous characters.
Deep within Fyo's mind exists a complex universe where these characters come to life. In times of dissociations, stories will unfold as these characters unveil story lines and plots. Fyodor has captured these stories going so far as to develop them into sell out stage show Jack and Jill, Poisoners of London.
Luckily you don't have to fly down to Melbourne, Australia to experience the fantasies and tragedies lived out by these silhouettes. You can have them all in a deck of cards.
By supporting the TeaTime campaign, you will have helped bring into existence a collections of artwork that has been painstakingly developed and designed. Fyodor has been building this project for years, contemplating every possible detail. This following section will demonstrate a small amount of this incredible work.
Above you will see that each card has a unique character. On the backing of this deck is an archetype of two lovers known as, Plague Dance. The two lovers exist within his mind dancing as the world slowly turns to disarray. This symbolic image provides a glimpse at the twisted romance dancing and stories that exist within the TeaTime collection.
You will also find the artists attention to detail is also apparent in organization of the cards. This keeps the deck fresh and exciting as you discover the mysteries and stories the the characters of these silhouettes.
Below are four examples of how these sets match up.
True love... or is it? The Number Six: The Lovers features star crossed lovers sharing affection. Just ignore the sharp pointy objects behind their backs.
As you drift off to slumber, these ghoulish entities awaken. Beware the four of the kind of Number Nine:Haunted Tales.
Oh how my heart aches for the mad ones. Their beauty in form and mind, so complex... and deadly Queens:Femme Fateles
What is the most dangerous, the sharpened blade or the sharpened mind? Perhaps Kings: Methods of Crime will help answer that question.
Note: There are many more stories waiting to be discovered
By supporting the creation of the TeaTime playing cards, you can be rewarded with a deck that not only is appealing to the eyes and mind, but a whole other array of senses. It was crucial to the designer that his creations have fantastic card handling traits.
To start with, a quality playing card has either a blue or black core. Whether you are bluffing your way through a high-stakes game of poker or enchanting an audience with a magic trick, you want your card to be opaque. The TeaTime cards will feature a black core as this will stop even the most intense light from revealing your secret.
Formed around the core will be a durable Linen 310 GSM cardstock embossed with unique pockets that provide exceptional card handling. By trapping air in these pockets, cushions are created that dampen and transits shock that assists the cards in gliding in an unparalleled smoothness. You know what else utilizes pockets of air? Hovercrafts... and trust us, hovercrafts are awesome.
Should we reach our stretch goal, we will be upgrading from the French Linen to the German Air-Cushioned cardstock. Both of these choices offer superior durability and resist marking while still having an exceptional feel and sound to provide an ever so satisfying shuffle or cardistry trick.
By pledging your support to the TeaTime playing cards, you will be rewarded with an amazing collection of art that will intrigue your guests and inspire your mind.
These will be the different levels of rewards being offered. Note this campaign is in Australian dollars, we have listed the approximate cost of USD as well.
We have two realistic stretch goals in our project.
Our first stretch goal will double the amount of cards printed and allow us to print with German Air-Stock Linen finish. This finish of the cards has better developed air-pockets to further increase their handling abilities.
This next goal will be used to develop and print a limited run of The Devils Hand playing cards.
Risks and challenges
Having spent well over a year dreaming and planning the launch of the Tea Time Cards. We have a conservative and realistic understanding of the risks and challenges.
Risk 1: Campaign Unsuccessful:
We are dreamers and should we not succeed, only our pride will be hurt.
Risk 2: Shipping Delay:
Currently, the processing time is 4 weeks plus 2 weeks delivery to us. We will be up front and open with any delays in shipping and processing.
Risk 3: Customer Response:
We aim to surpass our backers expectations with quality and design, in order to commit to this, we will be sending a survey approximately 6 weeks after estimated delivery date to gain insight into our product.
Challenge 1: Shipping and Handling:
We expect one of the most difficult part of this process will be the shipping and handling of hundreds of decks. To handle this challenge, the majority of the shipping will be handled will be handled through a third party. Though this increases the cost a small bit, this will allow us to continue to do what we do best. Design amazing works of art.
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