About this project
We didn't skimp on the art. Not only are the face cards illustrated but ALL 54 CARDS are fully illustrated, each of an individual public figure. You'll be saying "LOOK AT THAT FACE!" for every card.
Playing Cards For Tiny Hands did not begin as a planned venture to commercialize political caricatures onto playing cards. It actually began as just a casual sketching session while watching Sean Spicer give a daily press briefing. After work, I posted the sketch of Sean Spicer to Facebook and was surprised by the large response. Having friends and family members on both sides of the political spectrum, the replies were unanimously favorable of the sketch, and the comments were nearly void of negative political banter (easily the biggest surprise). In lieu of how well received the drawing was I decided to continue trending the political drawing sessions on a somewhat regular basis.
After my 9th sketch, Michael Flynn, it was asked if these sketches would be available for sale as prints. This was the first time the proposition of a product emerged. So as interest grew over the sequential months, I eventually created enough to fill up a deck of cards--54 unique sketches. The large interest on Facebook alone was enough to drive me through the following stages of production, which in and of itself, was a great challenge.
The last month has been spent working with several manufacturing companies to negotiate the best quality of cards for reasonable retail value. Playing Cards For Tiny Hands is in the final stages of production and a planned bulk printing run is set for late July!
Sharing this project on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to your friends and family would be an enormous help to bring Playing Cards For Tiny Hands to life! Let's make card night with friends and family great again!
LARGE SCALE CARD ART http://tinyhandscards.blogspot.com/
Video recording of process and final card design, Robert Mueller
Playing Cards For Tiny Hands Tuck Box
- Tuck Box dimensions - 2.25 x 3.25 x 1.62 in.
- Material - 300gsm card stock, Matte + Spot UV Finish
- Tiny Deck Dimensions - 2.25 x 3.25 in.
- Bigly Deck Dimensions - 3.5 x 5 in.
Playing Cards For Tiny Hands Poster
- Poster dimensions - 24 x 36 in.
- Unedited original artwork
- 120 lb Gloss Book with Aqueous Coating
The funds we intend to raise will go toward several things:
- The production of the cards: custom printing and proofing
- Legal research and trademark patenting
- Website creation/monitoring and ECommerce assistance
- Labor, art creation, and supplies
- Online Advertisements and promotions!
- 3 months of Card prototypes
Funding so far has included font licensing, LLC issuing (this is our first product), art supply costs, test printing, and legal fees to ensure a fun, legally sound product.
As stated, this is our first product so gauging bulk orders will be entirely dependent on the number of total pledges we receive by the end of the campaign. The minimum order amount will be 1,500 decks of standard size poker cards to be printed in late July/early August.
For any wholesale orders during the project campaign send a Kickstarter message before pledging or email at TinyHandsCards@Gmail.com.
Temporary Website: tinyhandscards.blogspot.com
Website currently under construction and will be finished by the end of the Kickstarter campaign! --> TinyHandsCards.com
Q. Are Playing Cards For Tiny Hands smaller than standard sized poker cards?
A. Yes! Playing Cards For Tiny Hands are SLIGHTLY smaller than standard size poker cards. We really wanted the Tiny deck to be small, but also functional! Unless you truly have "BIGLY" hands you should be able to shuffle the Tiny Deck as well as a standard size poker deck.
Q. Are Playing Cards For Bigly Hands larger than standard sized poker cards?
A. Yes! Playing Cards For Bigly Hands are larger than standard sized poker cards. The Bigly Deck is 3.5" x 5" inches and these cards showcase the card art in "Big League" fashion! You can look at all these faces in high detail!! Outstanding!
Q. What is being planned for after the Kickstarter campaign?
A. We are looking to get the website up and running by late August where we intend to sell the cards on post Kickstarter! Things are lined up nicely with the manufacturer and we're just waiting to see how the KS does before placing final bulk orders. We're also gearing up to do another run of caricatures for the 2018 Mid Term Election! So if you want to own the original art for one of the cards, check out our Presidential Donor Rewards above! You'll have the art for the card that will be in that deck!
Risks and challenges
This biggest challenge for us is gauging shipping costs and fees for overseas orders. Since the public figures on these cards are known around the globe, we'd love for everyone to enjoy playing these cards regardless of location! We are still investigating this issue and making our best effort to arrive at a fair shipping cost. It is not guaranteed that the best priced solution will arrive by the end of the Kickstarter campaign, but please know that we are working on it!
Another challenge has been finding a strong, reliable manufacturer to produce the best quality cards at the best cost. There are many great companies out there, but since we are a new LLC we have been vigorously in the research stage since April. The cards are ready for mass production so rest assured that we will land on a manufacturer by the end of the campaign!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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