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Typographic playing cards printed by USPCC. The third and final deck in the Grid collection.
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Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition
Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition

 ---------------- The Final Deck.

This is the typographic deck you deserve, I wanted to create something we can share and enjoy together; this is not a deck for me, this deck is for us.

  • 3rd (and final) deck in 3 part Grid. collection (Previous decks are Grid. Series One and Grid. Series Two)
  • Printed by The United States Playing Card Company
  • Fully custom 56 card poker deck with custom tuck and custom seal
  • Limited to only 2000 decks, never to be reprinted
  • Classic stock with air cushion finish
  • Fulfilment handled by Gambler's Warehouse 
  • Every backer can request a free phone background image and/or PDF certificate of ownership and gratitude at the end of funding
  • Fast and reliable customer service - I do everything I can to reply very quickly and always go above and beyond to help any backer in need - ask any of my previous backers! You support me, so I support you. Note: If you decide to pledge on this project, you will not be charged until funding ends on 4th March or slightly after, if we hit the target goal. 
Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition
Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition
Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition
Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition

---------------- Targets / Stretch Goals & Add-ons (All unlocked)

All unlocked add-ons, scroll down for details
All unlocked add-ons, scroll down for details
  •  Uncut sheet add-on - Unlocked 
  •  Postcard Prints - Unlocked 
  •  Free Stickers (Limited Availability) - Unlocked 
  •  Grid. Series Three - Mono Edition - Unlocked 
  • More stretch goals are being considered and will be added as we progress.
Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition
Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition

 ---------------- Concept.

The final deck in the Grid. collection, Series Three takes on the same ‘Swiss Design Style’ principles which originally starting in the 1920s in Germany, the Netherlands and Russia, then later being developed in Switzerland in the 1950s. 

Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition
Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition

For those new to the collection, the Grid. playing cards use a typographic approach, using type setting and asymmetric alignment rather than the traditional illustrated playing card designs, always based on the use of a grid to align the content.

Whilst the first two decks embraced a more conservative approach, Grid. Series Three aims to stand out with its use of negative space and colour combinations to create real graphic impact. 

Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition
Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition

Each card is unique, except for two identical jokers, with every design forming a miniature poster replica in the deck. 

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The key component of Grid. Series Three is the enlarged letter / number used in the background of the card. Using negative space to form the shape with a colour and white combination, it creates dynamic patterns with unique and ambitious aesthetics.

Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition
Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition

From this background, the rest of the card is formed, crafted to ensure the invisible alignment works for every card in every suit. The result ensures a striking display of colour during your routine. Noticeably, to help differentiate the two suits of each colour, the areas in red and black swap between each suit too.

Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition
Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition
Grid. Series Three - Face fan
Grid. Series Three - Face fan

Grid. Series Three aims to not only work for collectors, but also for those wanting to play or use for cardistry. Where the previous decks relied on solid background colours on the whole card to show off on display, Series Three seeks more immediate attention with its design.

The tuck takes its style from the back of the card design as well as traditional features found on my other decks. I wanted the colour to be bold and fresh whilst maintaining the theme.

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It will also come with a custom seal. It draws inspiration from the previous decks in the collection too, including characteristics to maintain the theme and reimagine them. For example the colour of the card back has been chosen as it is inspired by the limited edition colour of Series Two but this time with a fresh twist. 

Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition
Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition
Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition
Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition

Equally, the colour of the jokers pays tribute to the bright yellow and blue jokers in Series One. The deck also includes similar placement of the logo on the card back whilst changing the size in order to allow the graphic ‘G’ to be in its most successful position.

Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition
Grid. Series Three - Standard Edition

Like the other decks in the Grid. collection, Series Three ensures the user can read the card in multiple ways. Let’s take the 5 of Diamonds for example. There are eight ways to read each of the 52 standard cards:

  • A) Abbreviation of the name; Five Diamonds = Fi/Di
  • B) Standard location of corner custom pips and indices
  • C) Graphic background of current card
  • D) List of standard 52 cards which become highlighted on the current card
  • E) Miniature card number and pip
  • F) A timeline of the cards in suit sequence with a marker moving along the line
  • G) Enlarged card digit and pip for easiest way to identify
  • H) Name of card written in full
Timeline and card attributes
Timeline and card attributes

Grid. Series Three throws caution to the wind to celebrate the theme as the last deck in the collection. It tries to look totally different whilst remaining familiar to the decks before. The difference being that both Series One and Series Two enjoy a minimal and almost element approach to Swiss Design, while Series Three grabs your attention in a more disruptive way. It wants to stand out, it wants to challenge your expectation.

Grid. Series One, Two and Three
Grid. Series One, Two and Three

This is deck is a one time print run by USPCC, limited to only 2000 decks with the same stock and finishes the previous two decks so that collectively they work together. 

Grid Series Three. Standard Edition
Grid Series Three. Standard Edition

 ---------------- Bonus.

  •  Free Stickers. Weatherproof, 28x66mm stickers are free for every pledge over £50 will receive 2x free stickers, every backer over £100 will received 4x free stickers and over £150 will receive 6x free stickers. 
  •  Phone Background Image. One per backer. Each backer can request a phone background image picture file to be emailed to them after the campaign finishes. The image is the back of card graphic. Simply message me to confirm after funding ends to confirm you would like this bonus. This will not be part of the survey.
  •  PDF Certificate of Gratitude. One per backer. Each backer can request a digital certificate which is personalised with your name and backer number, thanking you for being part of the campaign. Please message me after funding to confirm you would like this bonus as it will not be part of the survey questions.
Free stickers on pledges totalling over £50 including delivery
Free stickers on pledges totalling over £50 including delivery
Free phone wallpaper image
Free phone wallpaper image

 ---------------- Add-ons.

  • ----------- Grid. Series One and Grid. Series Two
Grid. Series One and Two available as add-ons
Grid. Series One and Two available as add-ons

Want to add on the previous Series to your pledge if you haven't already bought them from a store online? Well there is very limited stock available here too! 

These prices apply for adding the Grid. Series One and Two add-ons only. For additional Series Three decks, please use the reward tiers available or message me for details.

  • Add on 1x Deck of Series One or Series Two = Increase pledge by £9
  • Add on 2x Decks = Increase pledge by £17 USA / £18 ROW (Rest Of the World)
  • Add on 3x Decks = Increase pledge by £25 USA / £27 ROW
  • Add on 4x Decks = Increase pledge by £33 USA / £35 ROW
  • Add on 6x Decks = Increase pledge by £47 USA / £50 ROW
  • Add on 12x Decks = Increase pledge by £91 USA / £99 ROW
  • Add on 24x Decks = Increase pledge by £175 / £190 ROW

Prices include delivery. You can mix and match the added decks, so for example if you wanted to add 2x Series One and 1x Series Two and you live in the USA, you would increase your pledge by £25 as this is the 3x deck price total. 

If you add on any decks, please message me your add-on selection as well so I can confirm availability. These prices apply for adding the Grid. Series One and Two add-ons only.

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 ----------- Grid. Series Three - Mono Edition (Add-on)

Nearly all gone!

A truly unique collectors item, less than 200 for sale, printed by Cartamundi!! More visuals coming soon.

  • Special edition Grid and Mono crossover deck
  • Less than 200 for sale
  • True linen B9 Finish by Cartamundi
  • Fully custom, new design cards and tuck
  • First come first served - then waiting list applies

To add on this deck, please increase your pledge and message me to confirm the add on!

Prices for the GS3 Mono Edition add-on:

  •  1x GS3 Mono Edition: USA £20 / ROW (Rest Of the World) £22
  •  2x GS3 Mono Edition: USA £38 / ROW £40
  •  3x GS3 Mono Edition: USA £55 / ROW £57
  •  4x GS3 Mono Edition: USA £72 / ROW £74
  •  5x GS3 Mono Edition: USA £89 / ROW £91
  •  6x GS3 Mono Edition: USA £104 / £106
  •  12x GS3 Mono Edition: USA £200/ £210
Grid. Series Three - Mono Edition
Grid. Series Three - Mono Edition

Following the success of the Mono - X deck, my previous release, I present you the opportunity to grab a truly special deck. For those of you who don't know, Mono is my other collection of playing cards, the first of which was successfully funded on Kickstarter and are currently on sale, Mono - X. I wanted to make a really unique stretch goal for you, so I have take the concept of Mono in the way it uses the line patterns, and applied it to GS3. Unlike the Mono - X deck, I have kept the colours and dropped the grain effect, but have brought through enough of the style to give this crossover deck a very special design. Not only is this a rare deck with a truly unique design, it will be printed by Cartamundi is it's going to be fantastic for collectors and performers alike! I really wanted to make something special to mark the occasion of this being the last Grid deck in the collection and given the support the project has had, I wanted to give back a special design. 

Grid. Series Three - Mono Edition
Grid. Series Three - Mono Edition

Some people do lots of limited edition decks but I am aiming to get the minimum print run of 200 decks only making this a super rare and high quality deck which you can collect or use in your routines, I will be getting the very least amount of decks needed to cover your add-ons! I know many of you missed out on the traditional GS3 LE deck so I hope this gives more of you a chance to enjoy a unique piece of playing card design.

Grid. Series Three - Mono Edition
Grid. Series Three - Mono Edition

These are first come, first served, once they are gone, that's it! The prices below are Kickstarter exclusive and like the LE deck are designed to cover production and delivery whilst being rare and high quality, delivery journeys from Cartamundi to Gamblers Warehouse and then on to you, and time and care that goes in to the deck. If any decks are left for sale after the campaign, the price will be increased because I want to give you all the best chance to grab this deck.

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Grid. Series Three - Mono Edition tuck box
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  • ----------- Add a signature to your standard deck

If you would like your deck signed, simply increase your pledge by £6 per deck and message me to confirm this add on. You will be able to choose where the deck is signed and if you would like it resealed by hand with protective plastic cellophane.

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  • ----------- Single card poster

420x594mm (A2 paper size). Pick any card you like from the deck, front or back, and have it as a poster! It will also be signed on the back. This reward is also available without the playing cards, or as an add on. 

  • 1x Poster £12 UK / £14 ROW (Rest Of the World)
  • 2x Posters £20 UK / £22 ROW
  • 3x Posters £27 UK / £29 ROW

For more posters, message me directly to confirm price. Please message me to confirm your add-on.

Grid. Series Three - Single Card Poster
Grid. Series Three - Single Card Poster

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  • ----------- Custom t-shirt £20 including delivery worldwide

Awesome custom t-shirts made in the UK by RudViolet, these have long-lasting vinyl print on 100% cotton Gildan t-shirts, available in three versions. These t-shirts come in a range of men's sizes and women's slim fit sizes. These are fantastic tees, I know having used RudViolet before on previous projects!

To add a t-shirt on to your pledge, simply increase by £20 which includes delivery, and message me your colour and size selection. (Size options below)

Grid. Tee / GS3 Yellow Tee / GS3 White Tee
Grid. Tee / GS3 Yellow Tee / GS3 White Tee
GS3 black tee
GS3 black tee

Mens T-Shirts (to fit chest, inches)

  • S 34" - 36"
  • M 38" - 40"
  • L 42" - 44"
  • XL 46" - 48"
  • XXL 50" - 52"

Ladies 'Fitted' T-Shirts (size & inches)

  • S 8/10 32"
  • M 10/12 34"
  • L 12/14 37"
  • XL 14/16 39"
  • XXL 18/20 44"

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 ----------- Limited Edition GS3 - Add-on.  

Currently all reserved. Message me for all details and to be added to the waiting list. 

A true collector's item. First come, first reserved.

  • Edited design
  • Printed by Make Playing Cards, 54 card deck on linen stock
  • Only 35 decks being sold
  • Fully custom deck
  •  Signed and numbered tuck - wrapped in protective cello by hand
  • Personalised Ace of Spades card included additionally to your deck so you can use the deck as your own, or keep the standard cards too
  • Printed, signed and numbered certificate of ownership per deck
  • Price depends slightly on location - message me for details
  • To add on one or more Limited Edition deck, please message me for details to confirm price, availability and the amount you want to add-on
Grid. Series Three - Limited Edition
Grid. Series Three - Limited Edition

These decks are incredibly rare, and so I can make such a low print run, this is why the printer and quality of the card is different to the standard edition. Its value is in its rarity - there are ONLY 35 for sale. This is a real collectors item; some of you may even be completing the set!

Grid. Series Three - Limited Edition
Grid. Series Three - Limited Edition

Each deck comes with a new look on the style of the card. It will be handed wrapped in protective plastic cello as well as signed and numbered, along with a certificate of ownership, numbered like the deck.

The deck also comes with an additional personalised Ace of Spades card where you can pick the words that go on the card and I will customise it for you! You will receive the un-personalised Ace of Spades as well incase you want to keep it.

Grid. Series Three - Limited Edition - Personalised additional Ace of Spades
Grid. Series Three - Limited Edition - Personalised additional Ace of Spades

So much love and care goes in to these decks. Not only are they incredibly rare, but each deck will be protectively wrapped by and signed hand, each certificate design printed then cut and signed by hand, so much work goes on behind the scenes on these cards that you won't know about. This isn't just a click print and have it dispatched type of job, I do everything I can to make this personal for you and make this a truly special, hands on add-on!

To add on one or more Limited Edition deck, please message me for details to confirm price, availability and the amount you want to add-on. Once the 35 are sold, I will still be taking names on a waiting list, first come first served. I do my best to reply to your messages as soon as I can, everything is done fairly and swiftly.


 ----------- Uncut sheet, standard edition - Add-on.  

Stretch goal now unlocked. Please see pricing below, and message me to confirm if you add this to your pledge! Only 20 available for sale

  • 1x Uncut sheet £22 USA / £25 ROW (Rest Of the World)
  • 2x Uncut sheet £28 USA / £32 ROW
  • 3x Uncut sheet £34 USA / £41 ROW
  • 4x Uncut sheet £40 USA / £43 ROW
GS3 Standard Edition Uncut Sheet
GS3 Standard Edition Uncut Sheet
GS3 Standard Edition Uncut Sheet
GS3 Standard Edition Uncut Sheet

----------------- Postcard Prints - Add-on.  

Stretch goal now unlocked. These are not a deck, these are A5 Size prints on 130gsm satin paper, 148x210mm of any card, or you very own initial as a card! You can pick from any Grid. Series Three card design, or personalise your cards to the initials of your choice! Great for individually framing or as part of a set - mix and match your selection, each will be printed in the UK and I will sign on the back too! Please see pricing below, and message me to confirm if you add this to your pledge!

  • x3 Postcard size prints £6 UK / £9 ROW (Rest Of the World)
  • x6 Postcard size prints £11 UK / £20 ROW
  • x12 Postcard size prints £18 UK / £30 ROW
Personalised Postcard Size Print Example
Personalised Postcard Size Print Example

 ---------------- Stretch Goals.

  •  Un-cut sheet - Unlocked 
  •  Postcard Prints - Unlocked 
  •  Free Stickers (Limited Availability) - Unlocked 
  •  Grid. Series Three - Mono Edition - Unlocked 
  • More stretch goals are being considered and will be added as we progress.

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 ---------------- Fulfilment.

This will mostly be carried out by Gambler's Warehouse based in the USA. 

Having used them for all of my projects so far, I know they are reliable when it comes to accurate and time efficient fulfilment, as well as making sure your packages get to you safely. When they dispatch your package, they send you a confirmation code directly. There is also tracking codes for packages above 6 decks or you can message me to organise adding on tracked postage.

Please note your rewards and add-ons may not arrive in the same package together due to:

  • Standard Edition decks and uncut sheets - Shipped from USA to you by GW
  • Signed Standard Edition - Shipped from USA by GW to me in the UK, then to you from UK by me
  • Limited Edition and Postcard prints - Shipped from UK by me
  • GS3 Mono Edition - Shipped from Cartamundi to USA, then USA to you
  • Posters and t-shirts - Shipped from UK by me / RudViolet.com respectively
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 ---------------- Thank you.

It is incredible that we are here, on the third deck in this collection, my fourth Kickstarter playing card project I aim to complete. I want to thank all backers and supporters of the previous projects, bringing them to life, without you they would be nothing more than pictures. As this would be my first fully completed collection, I really hope that with your help we can make this deck a reality. I respect it will not be a design for everyone, and nor should it be, but I hope that the principles behind its design are recognised and you reading this enjoy the deck as much as I have creating it.

I started as a collector on Kickstarter and it is a dream come true to now be a creator here as well, thank you for helping me achieve this. From the start of my Kickstarter journey I have been very fortunate to connect with some great people, backers are not just numbers, I value you all. Better yet, I have been able to make new friendships too - you know who you are! I thank all of you, and my loved ones, for helping to push me and support me in my creative endeavours. 

So, if you do decide to pledge on this project, or even just share it with people you know - thank you so much. All your support means the world to me.

Don't be shy! I am always happy to connect with people. If you would like to see future updates and releases, if you have a question, or just want to say hi, feel free to message me directly on Kickstarter, or better yet;

Follow me on Instagram @luke_wadey_design

https://www.instagram.com/luke_wadey_design/ 

Thank you!

  • Design, Renders and Photography by Luke Wadey
  • With special thanks to Nicolas Molines for the 3D animations and fan renders

Risks and challenges

The production process can sometimes be delayed. Un foreseen issues that are out of my control, including printer or delivery issues can happen but I always make sure to respond quickly and effectively to backers with problems and do my very best to help even where it is not a fault of my own.

To help speed up the process, if we do reach the funding goal, please answer your survey as soon as you receive it, and please make sure you message me to confirm all your add-ons as these will not be included in the survey at the end - don't increase your pledge for an add-on and not tell me what you have added on :)

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