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Last updated February 8, 2016

Casual Playing Cards

A unique geometric back design with simplified faces that will compliment the modern cardist, magician, and/or card collector.

Casual Playing Cards

A unique geometric back design with simplified faces that will compliment the modern cardist, magician, and/or card collector.

$1,928
pledged of $5,500pledged of $5,500 goal
84
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, February 8 2016 12:34 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated February 8, 2016

About

 Hello. My name is Paul Robaia, and I am the creator and designer of Casual Playing Cards. I am a Junior Magician at the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, and I am a card flourisher. Evidently, playing cards are an important part of my life, and I have amassed a relatively large collection of playing cards. Noticing the different styles of artwork seen within each deck in my collection, I particularly favored the modern and abstract genre of playing cards; my favorite deck in my collection is Magic Con's V2 deck because it embodies this genre. I have always enjoyed creating artwork and graphic design, and within the past year, I desired to create my own deck of cards, inspired from the Magic Con V2 deck. After months of experimentation in Adobe Illustrator, I created Casuals. It was more difficult than I initially thought because it was like a puzzle trying to make a two way, triangular shaped, back design; I had to make each triangle in a specific size and color in order to collectively group them all together and make the back design look strikingly pleasant and clean to ones' eye. I am content, though, with the result, and I hope you like it too.

This is the vector image of the back design:

This is the tuck case. It features embossing on the face of the box as well as blended in blind-debossing (same colors used for both the tuck as well as the part on the flap embossed) on the flap. In this photo, the colors are different only so that you can see what is going to be blindly embossed with an identical color to the rest of the tuck.

Here is an even closer look at the simplified court cards as well as the Ace of Spades and Jokers:

  • For every court card, I greatly reduced the detail of the standard Expert court cards as well as altered the colors to compliment the Casual back design.
  • The Jokers are inspired from artist's wooden mannequins as well as marionette puppets. I drew them by hand and then imported them into Adobe Illustrator. The Ace of Spades is simply, sleek and modern. 
 
 
  •  This is the prototype deck of Casual Playing Cards.
  •   A minimal, custom t-shirt is also available to purchase.

1,000 decks is the amount I am going to produce. Legends Playing Card Company is the printing company, and I am going to have the Casuals printed on their Classic Finish. This finish resembles the classic bicycle stock from The USPCC. However, unlike the USPCC, Legend's edges of their decks are as smooth as glass due to their precision cutting. Here is a picture comparing their edges:

The Seaport Village Magic Shop, located in San Diego, is going to be the fulfillment source in order to ship out all of the decks; the owner, James Kellogg, is a personal friend of mine, and his reputation within the magic community is strong. James and I both live in San Diego, and the decks will be shipped from there. Therefore, it is really convenient because if any problem arose, I would be there to resolve it with him.

Backerkit: I will be using Backerkit, a third party website to aid crowdfunding websites, to simplify the shipping costs and send out surveys directly following the completion of the Kickstarter campaign. Using Backerkit, I will send out surveys to collect shipping money from each backer (Know that I will provide the cheapest shipping rates The US Postal Service has to offer) as well as send out surveys to gather important information (such as if a backer has any add-ons).

Add-On Guide:

Since Kickstarter does not allow one to select more than one pledge option, here is a simple remedy in the case that one wants to purchase more items. First, select the pledge you want. Then, if you want to add anything extra to that pledge, look at the table I designed below (Under Add-On Table headline, find the cost of the item(s) you want, and in your pledge amount, add that amount to your initial pledge. Here is a general example: Current Pledge: $72 - 12 Decks of Casual Playing Cards. An individual wants to add a t-shirt and an uncut sheet to their order. Add to the current pledge total: $15 (an uncut sheet) + $15 (a t-shirt) + $72 (current pledge) for a total of $102. Finally, presuming the campaign is successfully funded, I will send out a Backerkit survey asking some specific questions. Among those questions, I will include one asking if you have any add-ons and if so, what they are. It is the backers' responsibility post myself sending out the Backerkit surveys to inform me if you indeed have any add-ons and to specify what they are.

Add-On Table:

Risks and challenges

This project has fixed funding. This means that if the goal of $5,500 is not reached or exceeded within the 30 day funding period, everyone who pledged will get their money back. If the cards are successfully funded, however, there is still a small chance that Legend Playing Card Company's printing source will delay the process of production of the cards. If this is the case, and it, therefore, affects the intended shipping dates for the fulfillment, every backer will be be sent timely and regular updates to ensure everyone is in the loop and fully aware of the current production status. Please, if there are any questions or concerns, post a comment on the Kickstarter page or send me a private message, and I will get back to you promptly.

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Instagram: @PaulRobaia
Facebook: Paul Robaia
Email: robaia2@yahoo.com

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