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About

Unique Designs is a deck of 56 playing cards with a 4 color suit and 49 different symmetrical designs.

Playing Card Back
Playing Card Back
2 of Clubs Based on the artwork titled Thunderbolt
2 of Clubs Based on the artwork titled Thunderbolt

I started designing the back of a card one day and did not really have any ideas for the face cards themselves yet, but then I started to use the symmetrical theme of my art for the inspiration. You could say right off the bat that I had to overcome some major challenges wanting to design a deck of cards. Not only do you need an idea but you have to put a lot of time and effort into the whole process. When I first started I was not sure how I wanted my deck to look or what to call it and you could say I jumped ahead of myself. I had a deck of cards and I did some homework and I launched a Kickstarter project. Both me and my cards were not ready yet and so over the last 8 months I stepped back, spent lots of time, took some advice, made some necessary adjustments and did lots more homework. Am I ready now? Yes I am and so is my deck.

Each design 2-10 has that number of pip's (Example 4 of spades has 4 spadess in the design) in a symmetrical fashion. The aces have a large pip in the center.

Stretch Goals:

I have planned some exciting rewards for every funding goal we achieve.

  • Reaching $11,700 - deck is funded and released

  • Reaching $13,700 - the decks will have custom seals on them

Custom Seal
Custom Seal

This set of 4 Travertine Stone Coasters is very nice and will compliment your deck of cards so well. Just see your next card game as people place there drinks on one of these babies!

Set of 4 Travertine Stone Coasters
Set of 4 Travertine Stone Coasters

Costs explained.

I will be using the United States Playing Card Company to print the deck. I have all my artwork finished and I have been in contact with the USPCC and they have approved my artwork. They have given me a quote to print the decks and an estimate on when I can expect to have the cards shipped. I need $11,700.00 to print and ship the decks and I don't have the resources to fund my dream printing this deck. $11,700.00 is for the printing, packaging, shipping and handling of the decks. I have been studying other card projects on KS and I have purchased a few as well. First I will be overseeing the shipping and I will be making sure that the cards are packaged well so that they arrive safely. Second the estimated delivery time is 5 months this is based on what the USPCC has said it will take to print and ship the decks and the time it will take to package and ship out the decks to you. I don't have a busy schedule so you can be sure that my time will be devoted to getting your orders out in a timely fashion. Shipping International is expensive, but for this deck it is worth it.

 Unique Designs T-Shirts

Gildan Ultra Cotton T-shirt's 3 designs to choose from your choice. Just let me know at the end of the campaign which one's you would like to have, and what size you would like Small, Medium, Large, X-Large.

Sample Pictures
Sample Pictures
Hot Off The Press Uncut Sheet Of Playing Cards Front and Back  concept art
Hot Off The Press Uncut Sheet Of Playing Cards Front and Back concept art

Who wouldn't want one of these babies, I know I want one. These Uncut Sheets are extremely rare, get yours today before they are all gone. Limited to 50.

New Reward For The Queen

This design was used for the queen of clubs. It was hand drawn and is the only one ever made. I made this design titled Splat in 2013 it is number 14 in my collection. It will come in a nice black frame with museum quality glass. With this you will receive a deck of Unique Designs playing cards, 1 uncut sheet of playing cards and 1 signed Queen playing card from the deck. 

Thanks for stopping by my page. I'm super excited for this project. Over the next 32 days, I hope to communicate with my backers as often as I can. I will be posting a picture of a different card from this deck every couple of days.

Risks and challenges

I launched a previous project an learned a lot from it. I did lots of research and got advice from other Cardists. Some things that could go wrong are print delays, other projects had problems with shipping and fulfillment. They say that shipping the cards yourself is a lot of work, so I will be hiring some one to help me ship and package with myself at the helm of the fulfillment's. Be assured that I will be working hard to ensure your decks arrive in a timely fashion. I have estimated an extra month so that if we get things shipped out on time you will be surprised when they come early.
Shipping requires that you fill out your backer survey at the end of this project. I'll get your address from this survey, but that means I can't ship your items unless your address is 100% accurate. It is really simple to fill out! If there are mistakes, I'll contact you, or you can contact me.

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    For $1.00 or more you you don't need another deck of cards but you will get the most awesome Thank You!

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    Wake up and smell the deck because at $6 it won't last long.
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    Limited edition 1 signed playing card from the deck and one Unique Deck. Free US shipping Included

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    Kill 2 decks with the $12 early bird.
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    1 Deck of Unique Designs Playing Cards and 1 T-Shirt of your choice.

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    Half a brick 6 Unique Decks
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    1 set of coasters and 2 decks of Unique Designs Playing Cards

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    2 Unique Decks and 1 limited edition uncut sheet of Unique Designs playing cards Hot off the Press. Limited
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    1 Brick 12 Unique Decks
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    For the Queen
    Rare hand drawn artwork titled Splat 15x12. It will come in a nice black metal frame, with museum quality glass. Only one ever drawn. And receive 1 deck of unique designs playing cards 1 uncut playing card sheet and 1 signed Queen playing card from the deck.

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    1 Deck of Unique Designs Playing Cards and one rare custom framed uncut sheet of Unique Designs Bicycle® playing cards. Why so rare because there is only one that will ever be made and it is double sided so you can see the front and the back of the uncut sheet. This item will ship later than the rest because it will take some quality time making it.

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Funding period

- (32 days)