Do you also constantly dream of being on the beach and riding the waves? Dario Genuardi, a designer from Canary Island, wants to take you through his life as a surfer.
This deck of cards was being designed for one year, and the designer spent a lot of time adjusting the details, so while you are flipping through the deck, you can feel the way he feels when he is surfing the waves! Do you remember the Skateboard deck from 2017? The SURF actually comes from the same series of the same designer. So, let’s flip through!
Live life your way, no matter what other people think. What this deck wants to convey to you is the unapologetic bravery to choose your own path and follow it! Every day many people seek the perfect spot for surfing, chase the perfect wave. With the SURF deck, you don't have to travel far and wide, all you need to do is let your imagination run wild!
Playing Ukulele while watching a breath-taking sunset, traveling with nothing more than a wet suit and flip-flops. That is the mood that the SURF cards are trying to put you in. You can see an octopus with its tentacles tightly wrapped around a windsurfing board. Its grip is as strong as the surfer’s love for his surfboard.
They are practically inseparable. The word ‘Surf’ is written in a laid-back style, evoking the easy-going feeling that you get on the beach during the sunset. Many little details are waiting for you to discover.
The color of the surf is the color of the purest whitest beach which will make you think of Hawaii, Teahupo’o, Bali, or maybe Mentawai? The beauty of a beach is encompassed in the colors of the tuck case. Wake up, take your surf and go explore!
You may have noticed that the design is repeated also on the tuck case. But if you don't look carefully, you may still miss out on a lot of details. A surfboard, the waves, camper vans, ukuleles, and flip-flops...
This vast variety of beach elements is perfectly gathered on the 3.5in*2.5in space, which makes us all admire both the skills of the designer and his never-ending love for surfing. However, the pleasant experience doesn’t stop there. Once you make a card spin, you will see how the design works in a perfect wave-like flow.
The back of the cards is specially modified for magicians, and the small marking helps them get twice the result with half the effort.
Let’s look at the tires more closely now. The four suits have unified camper van design at the back, but under close inspection, one might notice a slight detail in the rays of the sun, as well as the tires of the truck.Spades have a perfectly round, full tires on the truck, clubs have only half of each tire, diamonds have half of the front and a full rear tire, and finally hearts a half of rearand full front tire.
Here is a small guide for the sun rays:
The 13 sun rays represent numbers 1-10 and JQK. A small disconnection in one of the lines will allow you to tell exactly which one it is, on the first glance. While this will be a great help to you, the detail being as small and clever as it is, the audience has no way of noticing. Now, that is what we call a design worthy of our attention!
Each of the sun rays represents one of the numbers or court cards (A-K). For example, the picture shows the Five of Diamonds. That means that the front tire will be half (meaning diamonds) and the fifth sunray will have a small disconnection.
Surfing makes all different kinds of people come together and share their common interest. You have the cool guy and the Rasta surfer, the youngster and the old man, the wise shaper and the yoga hippie guy, the vegan or the BBQ lover.
The designer managed to condense all these different kinds of people into the 12 court card characters. Try and look if you can find some that remind you of yourself of your friends! Some are checking the water temperature, some are watching the waves, some prefer to hang out on the beach.
Do you remember the joy that you feel when a wave rolls over? Hurry up and open Surf to keep reminding yourself of the beach stories. Enjoy the details, share with friends and spread the love!
The number cards have a unified surfboard design, matching the rest of the deck perfectly. They also follow the style that was used for the number cards in the previous work from the same designer (Skateboard). That means that Skateboard finally has a brother!
On this card, the motive of a surfboard being tightly hugged by an octopus is repeated. It represents a simple notion: For surfers, surfing is life.
And while you are holding these cards, whether you are at work or stuck in the city, you will definitely identify with what’s written under the picture: WORK SUCKS, GO SURFING!!!
The Joker cards are inspired by the Polynesian tiki masks. Actually, surfing is an integral part of the life of Polynesians. It has affected not only their daily life but also their religion and mythology. The two Joker cards pay tribute to this magnificent invention that allowed us to be close to nature even in the modern age.
The blue and red color combination used on the masks makes them fun, fresh and cute. This sentiment directly translates into the joy and vitality surfers feel when they throw themselves among the waves.
The Gilded Edition is specially made as an exclusive item for Kickstarter Backers. The deck is gilded with GOLD Foil on the edge. Each deck is sealed and numbered. Only 200 decks will ever been made and these will never be selling again after this Kickstarter Campaign.
Once the Kickstarter got over 100% funded. This reward will be available as an add on Option. Details will be announced.
Surfboard Playing Card will be printed by United States Playing Card Company, AIR CUSHION Finish with the legendary BEE-CRUSHED Technology. LIMITED EDITION OF 2500 Decks.
The shipping will be directly from Gambler Warehouse from USA, one of the most trusted fulfillment centres. We provide the lowest shipping rate the warehouse offers for both international & US shipping. And we guarantee that the deck will arrive in the PERFECT Condition. All the decks should be shipped in Early to Mid JUNE.
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1 x SURFBOARD Playing Card 12 USD Worldwide Shipping Included
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