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Satirical playing cards commemorating the 2016 Election and Trump Administration
Satirical playing cards commemorating the 2016 Election and Trump Administration
Satirical playing cards commemorating the 2016 Election and Trump Administration
259 backers pledged $12,156 to help bring this project to life.

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Playing Cards For Tiny Hands

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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

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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

 Deck Sizes

  • Tiny Deck Dimensions - 2.25 x 3.25 in.
  • Bigly Deck Dimensions - 3.5 x 5 in.

 

 

 

Playing Cards For Tiny Hands Prototype
Playing Cards For Tiny Hands Prototype

 

Playing Cards For Tiny Hands Poster

  • Poster dimensions - 24 x 36 in.
  • Unedited original artwork
  • 120 lb Gloss Book with Aqueous Coating

 FUNDING

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TinyHandsCards/

Twitter: @tinyhandscards

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tinyhandscards 

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!

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    Loyal Supporter

    You're on the right side of the wall. Congratulations! Your support is greatly appreciated and we hope you'll enjoy these cards of everyone's favorite public officials.
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    "Bigly" Voter

    Overly confident and want some big cards? Then the Bigly Deck is for you! You must have truly gargantuan hands. Simply outstanding!

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    Definitely NOT a Loser!

    2 Decks of Playing Cards For Tiny Hands. That's like 1...twice! Think of all the things you can do with two decks? You're on your way to making card night great again.

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    Not sure what size your hands are? It's cool, not all of us do. Try grabbing both decks to see which size fits best!

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    We have the best cards. Everyone agrees! 3 beautiful, bountiful TINY decks worthy of any combover. You're going to be winning all over the place. Simply fantastic.

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    The swamp might not be drained in Washington yet, but at least you can drain away your political woes with a bundle of cards. This package comes with 5 TINY decks and a BIGLY deck.

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    Quite a "Bigly" package! 4 TINY Decks and 4 BIGLY decks. Cards worthy of all hands!

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    You know a good deal when you see it! This hole-in-1 reward gets you 8 TINY decks, 3 BIGLY decks, and a poster. This is what Deal WINNING looks like!

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    We'll draw you a custom caricature of any living public official or national leader (size 5 x 7 inches graphite on paper). Any drawing may potentially be turned into a card that could be added to a future deck of Playing Cards For Tiny Hands--The Midterm Election Set! Please note that delivery date of personalized art will take between 3-12 months (accounting for number of order requests); however, the cards and posters will be delivered in November.

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    We'll draw you a custom caricature of any living public official or national leader (size 8 x 10 inches graphite on paper). Any drawing may potentially be turned into a card that could be added to a future deck of Playing Cards For Tiny Hands--The Midterm Election Set! Please note that delivery date of personalized art will take between 3-12 months (accounting for number of order requests); however, the cards and posters will be delivered in November.

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    11 x 17 graphite rendering on high quality bristol board of any living public official, signed and sealed with love! Any drawing may potentially be turned into a card that could be added to a future deck of Playing Cards For Tiny Hands--The Midterm Election Set! Please note that delivery date of personalized art will take between 3-12 months (accounting for number of order requests); however, the cards and posters will be delivered in November. 20 TINY Decks, 20 BIGLY Decks, and 10 sweet posters with this truly heroic reward!

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