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52 cards for 52 weeks of the year, each with a unique design based on my collection of ephemera and feature words of wisdom.
52 cards for 52 weeks of the year, each with a unique design based on my collection of ephemera and feature words of wisdom.
52 cards for 52 weeks of the year, each with a unique design based on my collection of ephemera and feature words of wisdom.
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April 28th update : introducing the Limited collector wood box edition and wood dealer coin, both hand crafted in France.  

 The Wood box will be made in France by Thibault Malet, I wanted to work with him for a long time. It will be wood engraved and contains 4 playings card decks and much more. The wood dealer coins will be 4cm size, and is included with the Super collector pack and named court cards pledge. The wood box will be free with the "name a jocker" pledge.

Did you know the origin of playing cards? It was a kind of calendar, with 4 colors for the 4 seasons, with 13 cards for the 13 weeks of each season. 52 cards in total which are the 52 weeks of the year!

EPHEMERA: any items such as tickets or cards that were originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become collectibles.

EPHEMERIDE: French name of a paper calendar that gave you daily information all over the year.

From this idea and my collection of Ephemera over the years, I get the idea of the EPHEMERID playing cards: each card comes with a unique design based of my thousands of hand-letters, invoices, bills, tickets, and photos! 

But I want to add something to it to inspire you. Each card will feature a word of wisdom! Take a random card and let it inspires your day!

The deck will feature the 52 cards and 2 jokers. All the cards design will be different, and done during the campaign (and probably a little bit later too). The creative process will be shared here on instagram via images and stories. 

The cards and standard tuck case will be printed by NPCC Noir Arts, the deluxe tuck case and extra will be printed in letterpress in France y Studio Pression.

Mid-campaign update: the decks will be now 58 cards (2 more jokers, a double-backer, and a special card). The Deluxe edition deck will come with an extra gold ink on front and back of the cards.

As a dyslexic kid, it was always complicated for me to make the difference between the hearts and diamonds, and between the spades and clubs. So the contrast between them will be more obvious like this.

I am also ambidextrous and I hold my cards like a left-handed ! Which means I do not see the numbers when they are only on 2 corners! 

Mid-campaign update: the deluxe edition cards will be printed with an extra gold ink, front and back.

 To see more designs, check the updated here

For those who know me, I love letterpress printing. And you will need some coasters for your beers on poker night with friends ! 

 Mid-campaign update: and extra sleeve will be added for all double pack, and an extra letterpress card for all pledge of 30€ and above.

I am french (did I tell you that?). The French have a unique habit of associating their face cards with historic or mythical personages. King of Spades is David, Queen of Diamonds is Rachel and the Jack of Clubs is Lancelot!  It gave me the idea to propose you to giving your name to a card! Be a jack, a queen or a king, or even a Joker! Or make this an opportunity for a great gift! 

If you want to reserve one of the standard edition court cards, contact me as soon as you pledge!

Compose your own reward! With this price list, mix the different rewards! Just add these prices to your pledge! Example: pledge for a normal edition and add 10€ to get a set of coaster too! 

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I saw a lot of playing cards decks on kickstrater and it is very challenge to try to be at the same level. By pledging to this project, you acknowledge that the final look of the rewards are subject to change. I have done my best to represent the final project with the images above.

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    1 STANDARD DECK - EARLY BIRD

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    STANDARD + DELUXE PACK - EARLY BIRD

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    COLLECTOR PACK

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    DOUBLE COLLECTOR PACK

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    SUPER COLLECTOR PACK

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    Limited collector wood box edition

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    BE A JACK !

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    BE A QUEEN!

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    BE A KING!

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    BE A JOKER!

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