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An epic deck like no other, The Science Deck will unleash your inner nerd with 56 fully customized original playing cards.
An epic deck like no other, The Science Deck will unleash your inner nerd with 56 fully customized original playing cards.
An epic deck like no other, The Science Deck will unleash your inner nerd with 56 fully customized original playing cards.
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503 backers pledged AU$ 16,453 to help bring this project to life.

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The Science Deck Playing Cards

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Printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC), the Science Deck is a custom deck inspired by it’s four main fields of study, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Technology. It features important elements and discoveries in science as well as important scientists presented in a subtle, sleek, blueprint format, featuring a grey background for ease to read, understand and enjoy. The deck is artistic, educational and most importantly playable.

  •     Each of the numerical cards represents an important discovery  or invention in science.
  •      Each of the court cards have been composed to represent important scientists each within their speciality of field.
  •    Each of the suits has been inspired by a different field of science. (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Technology)

My goal when creating the imagery is to share awareness and knowledge of science in a fun accessible format that all ages can appreciate.

Science has always fascinated and astounded me with what science can do. The physical and natural world and our place in it, the experiments and the observation of science in all its forms to me is always an element of discovery.

The answer to why science? Science is compelling, captivating and intriguing. Also science makes the world go around, literally.

I plan to print these and make them available to anyone, the USPCC needs a minimum of 2500 decks to do a print run, so now is your opportunity to own a piece of this epic project and make it happen.

The Design

-All original artwork presented in an imaginative and revolutionary format.

-The back of the card is a one way back featuring an ambigram of the word science, in the center of the atom. The background has been customized with a aluminum texture and hexagon pattern, mirrored in the pip design. The top and bottom features a pip decoration border for a striking graphic fan. 

-The card fronts have a blueprint style that is understated and uncompromising to the diagram.

-All 56 cards has been thought out and designed over countless hours, on occasion days, while portraits weeks of work, in my effort to create the most comprehensive science artwork ever created that can fit in the palm of your hand.

 Each and every Scientist has been researched and portraits have been done to honor each in their special field.

-Each card has been intensely designed and shaded using lines and dots. Each card has been worked on in A1 poster size and every pixel has been placed with scrutiny and consideration. My approach to each card is to treat it as a work of art and attention to detail that borders obsession, through research, thought and  development over every element, this deck has come to life. 

-Every pip has been customized exclusively for this deck using a hexagon for the base of the original concept.

 -EVERY number card is tailor made with its own important science discovery, concept or invention. The un-cut sheet is available as an add-on.

 -The box features a wraparound design with inverted grid texture background and logo. *Embossing and foil to be added at stretch goals

-The legend card is a quick reference guide to the suits and their field of science, while the back honors the first 150 backers with their names immortalized on the Thank you card forever. You are welcome to opt out of this offer and the next backer will receive your place. The Jokers ingeniously display Schrodinger's cat, alive and dead. 

Key Features

  • The most comprehensive deck of Science related playing cards to date. 
  • You can play card games.
  • Wow your friends with your scientific knowledge.
  • Build a house of cards with them.
  • You can mess them up and put them in order again, repeat as necessary. 
  • Learn magic illusions.
  • Gift one to everyone you know this upcoming holiday season.
  •  Feel your happiness and I.Q improve with The Science Deck. 

* Science has not proven key features. 

To celebrate getting 25% of the way through The first stretch goal has been unlocked, The poster features the main 54 cards. This will be made available to all backers, at the end of successful campaign, in high resolution as a digital download, at absolutely no extra cost to backers!

Any Card is now available as a digital download add-on.
Any Card is now available as a digital download add-on.

To celebrate getting 50% on the way to our goal, the next add-on has been unlocked. Now available are digital downloaded copies of any card, these will be emailed out at the end of a successful campaign and will be sent in high quality A1 poster size, (slightly under 10mb) there is no added shipping costs to backers. If you are interested in these go to the blue ‘manage my pledge’ button at the top right of the page and simply add-on the amount to cover your cards. There is no need to message me at this time (although you are welcome to) as a survey will be sent out at the end of the campaign and you can inform me of which cards you would like then. 

$5.00 for one $10 for three.

These come with a generous border, frame not included.

 Like most scientists I have dabbled in cloning... wait is this technology still classified?

 My name is Rose, I am an artist and graphic designer, I have received education at RMIT, Swinburne and Monash University. I live in Melbourne, Australia. I love art, science and games, this deck is an amalgamation of these.

Some years ago I injured my spine which prevented me from travelling to work, then 7 months ago I began designing this deck of playing cards and it has been an intense personal journey for me to complete. 

 I finally feel a sense of accomplishment from what I have achieved, about something that was important to me, something that I would use, enjoy and be proud of.  I am a nerd at heart, and this deck is the result of hours of inspiration, thought and love.

Signed Decks in Beaker Add-On
Signed Decks in Beaker Add-On

 NEW Add-on now Available: 

Includes: 1 Beaker, 2 Signed Decks, 1 is now AVAILABLE

If you would like this Add-on, go to 'Manage Your Pledge' and Add $72, then Message me so I can update quantities here. World-wide Shipping Included. Thank you! 

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge for this deck is the logistics of printing and shipping from the US. As someone who takes pride in details and management, I have researched the companies that I am dealing with and trust that the process will go smoothly. While this has been a challenge it has also been a pleasure. A fulfillment company will be shipping in the US, and the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC) has been printing since 1867, so I have confidence in the decks they produce and their undeniable quality.
All the artwork is completed and ready to print, although I have planned for what I think is everything, printing delays may occur (the USPCC due to their amazing quality are also very busy and in high demand), I will be informing backers should this happen, along with every event that happens along the way with progress reports though-out every stage of the project though regular updates.
Thank you so much for your support, honestly I have been hoping this dream can become reality for so long, and with your support we can all become creators of this project together as it is nothing without you.

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    1 Brick Science Playing Card Decks (12 Decks). Printed by USPCC. US shipping included. Non-US Backers add $27 shipping.

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    1 Brick Science Playing Cards Decks (12 Decks) + 1 Un-cut Sheet Printed by USPCC. US Shipping Included. Non-US Backers add $45 shipping.

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    My personal design Sketchbook, (A5) Over 50 pages of concept art + 2 signed decks +
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