This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, May 30 2019 9:56 PM UTC +00:00.
Now being printed by the USPCC!
Inspired by mid-century graphic design, these playing cards are made for the modern player. Fluid. Streamlined. Functional.
We’ve pushed the traditional court cards outside the box and into a whole new retro look. They follow a simple positive/negative rectangular layout. While still functional, they now play by their own rules.
The colors are bold and vibrant but go down smooth like an Old-Fashioned. Think avocado kitchens and the pink and black bathrooms of the 50s. These cards follow those same muted palettes, having our source colors be Carnation, Red Damask, Neptune, and Matisse Blue.
The tuck box follows the same design of the back of the card. Cool and compact. These cards are limited to a 1000 deck run, so they won’t last long.
They are sure to impress any game night guest with your eye for style and fashion. So sit back, pour a cocktail and deal them out. It’s time to play in the modern age.
The deck features:
- Poker Size
- 56 Cards
- Linen Finish
- 300gsm Black Core Paper
- Custom Tuck Case
About the designer:
A couple of years ago, I got into this whole playing card collecting craze. I was looking for something to collect that was unique, affordable and quite frankly, didn’t take up a lot of room. I had stumbled across a couple websites of people who were into designing playing cards and I was floored. They were like mini limited edition artist’s prints that anyone could buy. Now, I know people get into collecting cards for a lot of reasons. Personally, I have zero ability in cardistry and I’m a terrible poker player. But I love the possibilities of design within this form. And to me that has always been the attraction.
That’s what drove me to design these cards. I spend most of my time creating stuff, whether it be for clients or myself. By trade, I am film maker, but I also dabble in graphic design. It’s been awesome to see what other card makers have been creating. I know there are a lot of styles of cards out there, but I wanted to make something that I would want to collect. Something that was stylish, unique and classy. I also wanted something different. Not another quirky themed deck or one with so much ornamentation it looks like it should be an Affliction t-shirt. My deck had to be the type of thing I could pull out in front of Don Dreaper or Philip Johnson and not be embarrassed.
So for inspiration, I looked at the classic designers of the post-war modernist design movement: Rudolph de Harak. Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Lucienne Day, Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames.
So why am I doing this? First, I just love making stuff. I went to school for it. I do it for a living. I do it on my time off. This was another place I could flex my creative muscles, and why not see if other people were interested in my designs.
Secondly, I thought the carding landscape could use a design like this. We all have certain tastes, and I wanted something more in a contemporary style. And the last reason is to, honestly, make a little scratch. But I promise you, this will not be going towards payments of a yacht or a house in Cabo. As I mentioned earlier, I am a filmmaker. Any profit made from these cards will go right back into being creative. You can see some of my work at https://vimeo.com/album/5947172. If you like my work, maybe it will give you another reason to buy a deck or two.
Vectorized Playing Cards 2.0 - http://sourceforge.net/projects/vector-cards/
Copyright 2015 - Chris Aguilar - email@example.com
Licensed under LGPL 3 - www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html
Risks and challenges
If we don't reach our goal, the deck will simply not come to be. Simple as that. It will fade away like a dream...
That being said, I don’t have any gimmicky rewards, or coins or worthless chotchkies like that to entice you to donate. Just a stylin’ deck of cards. The one thing I can say that if we do reach our goal, you can bet I’ll be designing another deck. I had a blast doing it and hope to it again.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter