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A Panoramic Parable told in 52 Scenes, created by Kahn & Selesnick of the Fledermaus Workshop
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    The King of Icebergs and King of Birds

    Two hand printed 3" x 5" cards from the Drowning World poker deck, printed with archival inks on matte paper, with hand cut square corners and marbled back, suitable for framing or placing on your altar. Limited to 250.

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    The Drowning World Panoramic Poker Deck

    The not-so-early-bird special, though not so tardy as to miss a fine savings on the eventual retail price.

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    2 Drowning World Panoramic Poker Decks

    A Pair of Drowning World Poker Decks, one for you and one for a friend or family member. Or perhaps to give to a passing merman as he swims past the window of your house.

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    1 Poker Deck & 1 Carnival Tarot Deck

    One Drowning World Poker Deck, and one Carnival at the End of the World Tarot Deck from our previous Kickstarter. This Tarot includes the standard major and minor arcanas plus 6 special bonus cards, and is printed on deluxe linen finish card stock by the Expert Playing Card Company.

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    A Poster of all the Cards

    A fine art print of all the cards of the Drowning World Panoramic Poker Deck, printed on 17" x 22" archival rag paper, printed and signed by the artists. These cards appear smaller than in the actual deck, but are very sharp and give something of the feel of the Fine Art edition. Limited to an edition of 25. Also includes one Drowning World Poker Deck.

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    One Fine Art Deck and one Poker Deck

    The Fine Art Edition of the Drowning World Poker Deck by Kahn & Selesnick. Printed on Museum quality rag paper with hand-cut square corners, signed and numbered by the artists. This fine art collector's edition is the ultimate incarnation of the Drowning World Poker Deck, similar in feel to hand-printed decks of the 18th century. Designed as an art object, this deck is not necessarily designed to withstand the rigors of constant shuffling. Comes in extra large size 4.5” x 3.125” x 1” with a special designed slipcase and band. Choose either lava flow (red, black, and ultramarine) or flood plain (yellow, brown, and aqua) back edition. Limited to a total of 200 copies. Also includes one commercial edition of the deck, fit for actual play, or to give to an envious friend or deadly foe.

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    A Panoramic Fine Art Print of the Deck

    A 16" x 36" fine art print of all the cards from the Poker Deck of the Drowning World arranged as a stack of the 4 suits, and printed by the artists with archival pigments on cotton rag paper, suitable for framing and placing above your couch before the waters rise up to turn your living room into a lacustrine ruin. In this version the cards appear full size on the print. Limited to an edition of 25. Also includes one standard poker deck to play while wearing animal masks on the iceberg of your choice.

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    2 Fine Art Edition Poker Decks

    If you can't choose between the lava flow and flood plain editions of the Collector's Edition Fine Art Poker Decks, why not get both? Especially when it also includes a standard edition of the deck that you can use to gamble away these and other valuable family heirlooms.

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    25 Deck Pack , available internationally

    For those who want a large amount of deck at our best wholesale rate, we are offering these at $16 a deck so you can give gifts to all your friends, resell them at your market , gift store or online poker palace. We are offering these internationally in hopes of making it easier for people to get the decks anywhere in the world once they all ship out.

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    A Fine Art Photo of the Queen of Weeds

    Her Royal Majesty the Queen of Weeds as photographed by Kahn & Selesnick, a limited edition print on matte fine art paper using archival inks. 10" in diameter on a 17" x 22" sheet. 7 prints only at this size. Also includes a standard Poker Deck.

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    30" circular print of the Queen of Weeds

    A large version of the Queen of Weeds, back mounted on a self-framing 30" circular plexiglass disk. 5 prints only at this size. Also includes one standard Poker Deck.

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    Framed Original Watercolor Poker Deck

    The Ultimate Drowning World Poker Deck. This is the original hand-painted watercolor that we scanned to create both the commercial and fine art editions of the poker deck. Each painstakingly painted card fits together to make four panoramas stacked by suit. In 2006 we started an edition of 10 original decks, all hand-colored on original black and white drawings printed out on fine art cotton paper. Each is unique owing to the different approaches to watercoloring each one. This version was created after revisions were made to the original black and white drawings, making it (in our opinion) the best version we have yet done. It will be mounted on raw silk and installed in a white wooden frame. Approximately 24" x 48". Naturally a standard Poker Deck will be included.

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    The Drowning World Panoramic Poker Deck

    Early Bird Special. One 2.5" x 3.5" Drowning World Poker Deck, printed on deluxe playing card stock by the Expert Playing Card Company, available at a special price for the first 250 backers. With numbers and rounded corners, these cards are good for actual play, and for impressing friends with the story of the Drowning World, as told through a continuous panoramic scene, the implications of which will entertain and delight any and all willing to wager their planet's future for the sake of a few in the pocket.

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    2 Fine Art cards & 1 Poker Deck

    Two hand printed cards of the King of Icebergs and King of Birds, printed oversize to help you resist the temptation to squirrel them up your sleeves and miraculously lay down a hand containing 5 kings. Includes a Drowning World Poker Deck.

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    1 Poker Deck & 1 Drowning World Book

    One Drowning World Poker Deck, and one "100 Views from the Drowning World", published in 2017 by Candela Books: Against a backdrop of ecological decline, this memoir/travelogue follows an itinerant theatrical troupe, Truppe Fledermaus, as they stage absurdist performances in various locations including Europe, America, and Japan. In these performances the Truppe are as apt to commemorate the passing of an unusual cloud as they are to be found documenting their own attempts to flee the rising waters of a warming planet or using black humor to comment on the extinction of bats and other animals.
    The book, whose physical design format is modeled on Ukiyo-e series such as Hiroshige’s One Hundred Views of Edo, contains photographs of the Truppe, their travels, and their performances with corresponding text narrating the images. It is the author’s preference to have the pages of the book be loose and non-linear so that readers can explore the images and story in any order they prefer.

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