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The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, December 20 2011 10:00 PM UTC +00:00
$6,297
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
125
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, December 20 2011 10:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

This is my first attempt at bringing a playing card deck to life. If funding is successful, these designs will be printed by The United States Playing Card Company as a Bicycle Brand playing card deck.  

.:The Designs:.

*Please keep in mind the designs above are mock up designs and have not printed by The United States Playing Card Company at this time. If funding is successful, all trademarks from the uspcc will be added to the deckupon production*

.:High-Resolution Images:.

Back Design

Ace Design

Joker Design

Joker Reveal Design

.:What Makes These Cards Any Different?:.

What you see before you is the first playing card deck in which the designs were created entirely from a 3D program call Maya (the program used for most animation films today such as Shrek and How To Train A Dragon). Traditional playing cards that are on the market today are typically created only with Photoshop or Illustrator. For these designs, each element was digitally modeled, textured, rendered and then imported into Photoshop for final touch ups. Besides bringing 3D elements into cards, this is the first deck to be created from a story:

.:The Story:.

The complex back design for this playing card deck is the core or main battery source that gives the Galvanics life. What exactly are Galvanics you wonder? They are human engineered robotic intelligence create to serve one purpose: to learn the mistakes we're made after the death of our race. Our vision was that they could evolve into something we could have never imagined during our lifetime. But until now...we were uncertain of the powers they possessed...

The decks main focus point are the central orbs for both the Back Design as well as the Joker. The complex mechanism rotates throughout its entire lifespan. As they age, the rotation decreases and the light starts to dim. Once it stops, all life ceased to exist for those who retrieve its power source from the core. It's up to the Galvanics to protect it from unwanted visitors...

.:Specifications:.

  • 5,000 decks will be produced
  • Printed on high grade Bicycle stock
  • Magic Finish
  • Custom Ace, Joker and Back Design
  • Additional Joker will have a reveal
  • Custom Tuck Case
  • Double Backer
  • Subtle one way back design
  • Add card to give a quick synopsis of the storyline 
  • 100 Uncut Sheets

.:Tiers:.

.:If these goals are reached then additional features will be included:.

$15,000 (goal): Deck will be produced as is with all of the specifications above and a Theatrical Release Trailer will be created! This trailer will be a 3D animated trailer that visually explains the story and life of the Galvanics.

$20,000: Metallic Ink will be added to the back designs to give that extra special something to those electric bolts (If demanded). Also, custom court cards will be added to the decks!     ($15,000 features included)

$25,000: The card stock will be upgraded as well as the finish and the tuck boxes will be embossed. (If demanded) ($15,000 and $20,000 features included)

$30,000: Will be an entirely separate playing card series all on its own! Bicycle Brand logo will be taking off and it will officially be known as The Galvanic Series (Read below to understand why this is mentioned)  ($15,000, $20,000 and $25,000 features included)

.:What Will I Do With The Extra Funds?:.

All of the extra proceeds will be put towards the cost of uncut sheets for the rewards and the production value of the Theatrical Release Trailer. Now here is some great news: if this project succeeds, this deck will be known as the "hero" deck and a villain deck is in the works to follow up on the story.

.:As a Free Promotion!:.

Here are downloadable desktop wallpapers!

Just select the size you want:

1080 or 720

.:About Me:.

After being a recent graduate from college, I took the initiative to stand above everyone else. Graphic Design and 3D work is my passion. I wanted to showcase my skills and lean towards a handful of people, hoping that I will stick out among the rest. The economy is tough right now so my goal is to set my standards high in hopes of finding a career in this field. 

.:Remember:.

If goal is not reached by December 20th, the playing cards will not be produced! So only if you help out will these cards see the day of light!

.:Thank You:.

Thank you everyone! Any questions, comments or concerns you can visit my webpage and contact me personally by going Here

Follow me on Facebook! Just search Galvanic Playing Cards and make sure to like! I will be updating that page frequently everyday!

All images are copyrighted and protected under law. Using these images unlawfully will have consequences. Contact me personally for any questions regarding these protected designs.

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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