Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
If funding is successful, these designs will be produced into a limited run of Bicycle Playing Cards. Only 2500 will be made!
If funding is successful, these designs will be produced into a limited run of Bicycle Playing Cards. Only 2500 will be made!
267 backers pledged $10,532 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

$10,532

267

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:.

.:Example of What Each Court Card Will Look Like:.

Tuck Case:

Hi-Rez: http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6617/galvanictuckcase.jpg

.:What Makes These Cards Any Different?:.

What you see before you is one of the first playing card decks 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.

.: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:.

  • Limited run of only 2,500 decks
  • Printed on Aristocrat Stock
  • Magic Finish
  • Custom Back Design, Ace, Jokers, Court Cards and Tuck Case
  • Additional Joker will have a reveal
  • Double Backer
  • Subtle one way back design
  • Ad card will give a quick synopsis of the storyline 
  • 50 Uncut Sheets

.:Tiers:.

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

$10,000 (goal): Deck will be produced as is with all of the specifications above!

$12,000: Metallic Ink will be added to the back designs to give that extra special something to those electric bolts (If demanded). Also, the tuck case will be embossed.

$15,000: The card stock will be upgraded to Bee!

$20,000: Bicycle Brand will be taking off the box and the decks will be known as the Galvanic Series

.: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 shipping. 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!

.:Behind The Scenes:.

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/2061/bts1u.jpg

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/3333/bts2h.jpg

.:As a Free Promotion!:.

Here is a downloadable desktop wallpaper!

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/6020/wallpaperrk.jpg

.: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, 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!

For any of you who would like any of your purchases signed, by all means contact me and I'll be sure to fulfill that request for you!

Keep in mind that these designs have not been printed by The United States Playing Card company at this time and are simply concept pictures. The United States Playing Card Company are not associated with this project or Kickstarter in anyway.

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.

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Receive a personal thank you email from me the designer! You will also be notified of updates and progress of the deck along the way.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $9 or more About $9

    Receive 1 Galvanic Deck at a special price! Once produced, the price will be raised $11 and will be sold through my personal Ebay account.
    Price includes shipping for U.S. residents! International buyers please add $6 to the pledge for shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 69 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $16 or more About $16

    Receive 2 Galvanic Deck at a special price!
    Price includes shipping for U.S. residents! International buyers please add $8 to the pledge for shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available 50 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $17 or more About $17

    Receive 2 Galvanic Deck at a special price! Price includes shipping for U.S. residents! International buyers please add $9 to the pledge for shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 34 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Receive 3 Galvanic Deck at a special price!
    Price includes shipping for U.S. residents and international buyers!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available 25 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Receive 3 Galvanic decks. International buyers please add $7 to your pledge.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 45 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Receive 6 Galvanic Decks! Price includes shipping for U.S. residents! International buyers please add $10 to the pledge for shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 13 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Receive 3 Galvanic Decks and a poster size print out of either the back design, ace or joker! Size: 18 x 24. Price includes shipping for U.S. residents! International buyers please add $10 to the pledge for shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Receive 1 Galvanic deck and 1 uncut sheet! Price includes shipping for U.S. residents! International buyers please add $10 to the pledge for shipping.
    Limit one per backer.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Receive 3 Galvanic Decks and a poster size print out of either the back design, ace or joker! Size: 24 x 36. Price includes shipping for U.S. residents! International buyers please add $10 to the pledge for shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Receive 3 Galvanic Decks and a custom Iphone case! Can choose the back design or the joker! Price includes shipping for U.S. residents! International buyers please add $15 to the pledge for shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $85 or more About $85

    Receive 4 Galvanic Decks, 1 signed Galvanic Deck and 1 signed uncut sheet! Price includes shipping for U.S. residents! International buyers please add $10 to the pledge for shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Reward no longer available 5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Receive 12 Galvanic Decks! Price includes shipping for U.S. residents! International buyers please add $10 to the pledge for shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Receive 6 Galvanic Decks PLUS you get an hour jam session with me the designer! This session will be a Skype call that goes over the fundamentals of 3D modeling and animation!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $145 or more About $145

    Receive 12 Galvanic Decks! And an uncut sheet!! Price includes shipping for U.S. residents! International buyers please add $15 to the pledge for shipping. Limit one per backer.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Receive 24 Galvanic Decks! Also an a limited uncut sheet! Price includes shipping for U.S. residents! International buyers please add $15 to the pledge for shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Receive 36 Galvanic Decks! Price includes shipping for U.S. residents! International buyers please add $15 to the pledge for shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    Receive 48 Galvanic Decks! Price includes shipping for U.S. residents! International buyers please add $15 to the pledge for shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Receive 72 Galvanic Decks! Price includes shipping for U.S. residents! International buyers please add $20 to the pledge for shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  20. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Receive 144 Galvanic Decks! Price includes shipping for U.S. residents! International buyers please add $15 to the pledge for shipping.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  21. Select this reward

    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    Collector Edition: 432 Galvanic Decks, 2 Uncut sheets, 1 24 x 36 Artist printout of your choice (Back Design, Ace or Joker)!! Price includes free shipping anywhere!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  22. Select this reward

    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Modeler Edition: 576 Galvanic Decks, 2 Uncut sheets, 1 24 x 36 Artist printout of your choice (Back Design, Ace or Joker) AND I will personally create a 3D Model for you or your company. There is no limitations for this! If your creating your own Bicycle deck or you need a mascot for your company then this reward is for you! You will have exclusive ownership to the model and you can do whatever you want with it! Price includes free shipping anywhere!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (50 days)