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Oriental Memory is a Luxury and Mysterious Deck that shows the infinite charm of oriental culture. Printed by USPCC. Limited Edition.
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 I am Stone, a playing card designer from China. Different from the direct and opening style of Western culture, the oriental one is implicit and introverted with a long history, which also puts a mysterious veil on the eastern country, attracting the attention of the whole world.

 In the playing cards community, there are rarely playing cards with oriental elements. Therefore, I designed the Oriental Memory Playing cards to show the infinite charm of oriental culture.

 Because of the introverted character of the Orientals, we like to incorporate good wishes and sincere wishes into some objects to express our inner thoughts. I condensed all the elements that symbolize the beauty and blessings, as well as the oriental culture and charm into this deck. After two years of making, I finally created this deck of cards.

 We have TWO Different Editions for the box, the Classic Edition and Deluxe Edition.

 On the front side of the box, there is a square window that is a symbolic element of the oriental classical architecture. The shape of the window originates from the traditional Chinese garden construction process. 

This design not only eliminates the sense of occlusion of the space, increasing the sense of spatial hierarchy but also combines with the scenery in the garden. As people move into the garden, they will see various pictures.

The word “Re-search” below the window reveals that the designer is eager to rediscover the Eastern Culture. The crane in the upper left corner is a symbol of longevity, good fortune and elegance which comes after the symbol of dragon and phoenix in Chinese royal history. It also has a loyal and noble status, and it can be seen in many Chinese classical cultures.

 What is faintly visible in the lower right corner is the Japanese fox mask, which represents a special occupation of espionage - Ninja. At the same time, it also represents the Inari god in Japanese mythology, blessing the harvest of the grain, and it is also the messenger between man and God. People wear fox masks to look forward to getting the blessings and shelter of the gods.

 In the upper right corner, the crane correspond to the cranes on the front, while the lower left corner is a Dharma mask, represents the famous Buddhist - Bodhidharma. Buddhist disciples may make this Dharma mask, praying for blessing from the Dharma.

 In the corners of the whole box, there are auspicious clouds and Sakura symbolizing hope and love. My goal was to poured all the beauty and blessings of the oriental culture into the card box.

 The Classic Edition is Limited to 1988 Decks Each Color. There will be No Reprint for this Edition. The back of the Tuck case is laser graved with a circle. Each deck is numbered and printed by United States Playing Card Co with Traditional Air-Cushion Finish. The certificate will also be distributed along with the deck for the proof of authentic.

The Deluxe Edition is Limited to only 588 Decks Each Color with Number Seal. No Reprints. The Deluxe Edition features the exquisite Red and Gold Kruz Foil all the way from Germany. The Black Deluxe Edition is Gilded with Gold Foil on the edge & The White Deluxe Edition is gilded with Red Foil on the edge.

 We choose Ripple Texture Paper Material for the Box. This is the very First Deck Ever Using the Ripple Texture paper material, truly presents the Mysterious and Luxurious of the Oriental Culture.

 Both front and back of the tuck case has been engraved with layer precisely. And the traditional Oriental patterns has been printed inside of the tuck case with Silver Foil. The artwork designed for every corner of the box contains an extraordinary attention to detail.

  • Limited to 588 Decks. Sealed & Numbered. No Reprints.  
  • Features exquisite Red and Gold Kruz Foil from Germany 
  • First Deck Ever using the Ripple Texture paper material 
  • Extremely precise Layer Engrave Technology on both Sides 
  • Artwork on both side of the box with Foil

 Features exquisite Red and Gold Kruz Foil from Germany First Deck Ever using the Ripple Texture paper material Extremely precise Layer Engrave Technology on both Sides Artwork on both side of the box with FoilThe Back Design uses the color scheme of the card box and its design style, mixing various elements in the form of art.

We can see the crane is dancing through the wooden window. The sweet and elegant Sakura, as well as the bamboo leaves around you make you feel like you are in the oriental garden, holding a cup of tea and watching the colorful clouds outside with the crane dancing.

The numbers cards and court cards are inspired by my friends from Playing Cards Dot Net. Bicycle Gentleman Playing Cards was one of my favourite Bicycle Branded Playing Cards. I am very thankful to get the permission to use their face cards and modify them with the elements from Chinese Culture from "Tang" Dynasty. 

In addition to the traditional colors, the number cards add a tassel design, which is everywhere you can see in traditional oriental waistbands, fan pendants, hilts, and even in every corner of the room. I want to fill the design with quaint and graceful charm of the East in the simplest western numerals.

 The face card combines a variety of styles and elements. The grey pattern on the background of the characters symbolize the screen, which was first placed behind the throne of the emperor and later evolved into a symbol of the power of the emperor.

 Among the characters with Spades and Clubs :

J is the appearance of the minister in the Ancient Chinese court: holding the ivory guard and wearing a ray towel.

Q is the appearance of princess and aristocrats: holding beautiful porcelain in the hand, surrounded by gorgeous costumes.

K is the emperor, wearing a crown, holding the Imperial Jade Seal, which is the symbol of Power.

 Among the characters with Hearts and Diamonds:  

J is an ambassador to and from various countries, wearing an official hat and holding an ancient Chinese passport.  

Q holding a folding fan, with ladylike temperament.  

K is still the image of the emperor, but it has been transformed into a Mongolian emperor who is holding a scimitar and bravely fighting.

 The Ace of Spade uses the crane as the main theme, with the top view of the Chinese umbrella and the fan from the Tang Dynasty on the bottom, and the Sakura reflects the elegance of the oriental culture.

 JOKER contains the Japanese god we mentioned earlier, as well as the elements like cranes, umbrellas, fans, etc., presenting the mystery of oriental culture.

 After opening the card box, there are two special card on the top and bottom of the deck.

 The special card on the front is the top view of the Chinese traditional umbrella, which is the earliest umbrella in the world that has been used daily for more than a thousand years by Chinese.

 The special cards on the back tribute to the famous artist Katsushika Hokusai during the Edo Period from 1603 to 1867. The style of painting is built to express the artistic conception to help you relief from the stress.

 The Classic Collector Box includes One Black or White Deluxe Edition AND One Black or White Classic Edition.  

  • Limited Edition of 150 Boxes
  •  One Deluxe Edition & One Classic Edition 
  • Luxury Wooden Collector Box 
  •  Authentic Certificate

 The Deluxe Collector Box includes One SET of Black & White Deluxe Edition.  

  • Limited Edition of 150 Boxes 
  • One SET Deluxe Edition 
  •  Luxury Wooden Collector
  •  Authentic Certificate

 The Signature Collector Box includes One SET of Black & White Deluxe Edition and One SET of Black & White Classic Edition  

  • Limited Edition of 150 Boxes 
  • One SET Deluxe Edition & One SET Classic Edition 
  • Luxury Wooden Collector

 I have been working on this project for the past two years. I care about colors of the whole deck, pay attention to every detail on the deck and test out 10s and 20 times different designs for this deck. It is like a child for me. In order to bring you guys a perfect and delicate Oriental Memory. 

I spent a long time on paper selecting for the box. Only great touch paper can meet my expectation for this beautiful deck. Sometimes the success turns on our effort, the effort is depending on how much we can devote on this deck. I have dedicated to the oriental culture because I want my dream to come true for me. After this whole 2 years, I am really excited to bring it to your guys.

 Oriental Memory Playing Card will be printed with USPCC, Air Cushion Finish, Casino Stock. Both Classic and Deluxe Edition is Limited. The shipping is directly from Gambler Warehouse from the US, one of the most trusted fulfillment centers.

 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 Mid Feburary.

If you want to add on more items to your current reward. You can simply do so by following the add-on chart. The add-on price is shipping included and it’s the same for both US & International Backers.

For example: If you want to add 1 Classic Collector Box into your current reward, you can simply add 625 HKD ( ~80 USD) to your current pledge.

Deluxe Edition only comes with Box Set for Add On. We do not provide the option to add on the deluxe edition set by itself. If you need help with add ons, feel free to drop us a message on Kickstarter.

Risks and challenges

I have built really strong, stable relationships with United States Playing Card Co and Gambler Warehouse. All artwork has been received and approved and we are now waiting to confirm the final number. The production and shipment of the cards can result in minor delays, but I've negotiated tight deadlines with our partners to ensure on-time delivery as promised.

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