About this project
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We here at Uusi are RUNNING OUT of decks for the limited-editon print run of 3,500!! So we had to make a big, BIG change!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th at 12:00 NOON is our cut-off time for placing orders for the limited-edition print run. ALL DECKS BACKED AFTER THAT TIME will not receive the limited edition deck...
...because instead, they'll get our NEW EDITION deck with a cool, new color on the back and tuck box! Instead of the original in rather handsome red, the new deck (displayed below) replaces the red areas with a quite gorgeous black, giving it a different look while still retaining that "Bohemia" style all our backers love and will still share all the same art work on the face cards and pips. READ MORE about the change and what it means for pre-existing backers in Updates #7 & #8.
Following on the heels of our sold-out Uusi Blue Blood deck comes Bohemia - an entirely hand-painted and hand-lettered playing card deck. Bohemia is the second limited-edition Uusi deck in a planned six-deck series. Play with them, collect them, but most of all, we hope you will enjoy them for years to come.
And now, onward to Bohemia!
The artwork for Bohemia was inspired by the unlikely pairing of 17th-century Baroque style with contemporary, urban street art. Each have a flair for drama, tension and grandeur that when mixed together create one lush, combustible style! This deck is perfect for your neighborhood or family poker game, a few heated rounds of gin rummy, spades or hearts with friends or simply to add a little drama to your favorite game of solitaire. In the skilled hands of a magician or flourisher, our deck's colorful card backs and custom face designs become a dazzling display of hypnotic, moving color and beauty. For the collector, it is a true original with an attractive, unique tuck box and made in limited quantities.
- Fifty-two playing cards and two jokers, all with unique art that's executed in the traditional "Anglo-Rouen" design pattern, ideal for magic and card games due to being unique and eye-catching, yet at the same time very familiar and immediately recognizable by players and spectators alike.
- Completely hand-painted with gouache paint for the illustrations on every single card, right down to the pips and indices.
- One blank-faced card with the same background pattern that's repeated on all the faces, suitable for use as a cut card, a magician's gaff or a replacement for a damaged card.
- One illustrated Uusi Design ad card.
- Printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPC) in a run of 3500 decks.
- Made on Bicycle playing card stock with an Air Cushion Finish for a glide that's easy and smooth without being too slick and slippery.
*All images of the deck and tuck boxes you see in these photos are prototypes made at Uusi's studio. The finished product may vary slightly from what you see here - backers will be kept up-to-date of any minor changes that may occur. The overall design and theme will remain UNCHANGED throughout the funding and printing process.
The Bohemia Pips: Each pip on every card has big, juicy, hand-painted suit symbols that vary in shades of brilliantly luminous blue for the dark suits of spades and clubs and lushly romantic red for the light suits of hearts and diamonds.
Bohemia Tuck Box: Handsomely decorated to match well with the card back design and labeled in calligraphy lettering typical of the Bohemian region of Central Europe (formerly the Kingdom of Bohemia).
The Bohemia Uncut Press Sheet: When seen combined, the cards of Bohemia create a beautiful work of art, suitable for framing and a gorgeous accent piece and conversation starter in whatever room or office you decide to place it - preferably one where you receive guests!
Uncut showing face cards above, back of cards below.
Because we have chosen to print in small quantities, we need the card collecting community's support in putting out these limited-edition decks. With every deck we also create unique items exclusive to that deck's project on Kickstarter. Our goal is to add value and enjoyment to your passion and we hope you find it worth your investment.
A LOOK AT SOME OF THE REWARDS
Display Stand: Playing card deck display stands made from reclaimed, old-growth redwood that was milled from early 20th-century water towers in Chicago. Hand-crafted at Uusi.
Card Case: Limited-edition display case. Handsome design with a unique swivel tray that holds two decks. Designed and hand-crafted by Peter Dunham for Uusi. Made from reclaimed, old-growth redwood selectively milled from boards that originally came from early 20th-century water towers in Chicago. Signed and numbered.
Skateboard Deck: A custom designed deck printed on hard-rock maple - all you need are the wheels! Professionally printed. Limited-edition. Signed & numbered.
Bohemia Playing Card Poster & Ace of Spades Poster: Limited-edition release posters for our Bohemia Playing Cards deck. The poster on the left features the Queen of Hearts and the Jack of Spades. Our Ace of Spades poster on the right. Offset printed on archival stock. Signed & numbered. 13 inches x 19 inches. Ships gently rolled in a custom, protective tube.
Bohemia Over-sized Poster: Limited-edition release poster for our Bohemia Playing Card deck. Offset printed on an archival paper. (10) Signed & numbered posters available. 45 inches x 32 inches. Ships gently rolled in a custom, protective tube.
Should we be so lucky, here are the extras we have planned:
- 150% Tuck box with specially designed tuck seal exclusive to decks sold during this project.
- 250% Custom designed and printed brick boxes that hold 12 decks.
Thank you for looking at our project and we hope you choose to back uusi!
Special Thanks To:
Remi Gits & Sandy Nelson whose band, Sandy Nelson & the Sin City Termites allowed us to use music from their album, "Nelsonized".
Tyler Mallory / Videographer
Martin Nelson / Video Editor
Don Boyer / Project Consultant
Risks and challenges
Peter Dunham and Linnea Gits have been designing products for the market for over 7 years. As designers and as consumers, we understand the need for delivering a high quality product, represented as accurately as possible and shipped on time. Our first Kickstarter project, Blue Blood, was a successful project that was over 200% funded with just under 500 backers. We completed our project goals on time and shipped to all our backers in the US and around the world, within our promised delivery date with a 99% customer satisfaction rate. We are committed to delivering a great product on time that you enjoy. Your happiness is our business!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We have answered this in detail in our first update: Update #1
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