Vincent Ferraro, Charles Grass and their company Lucid52 proudly present: ARX Playing Cards.
Our all new custom design, ARX, purposefully defies convention to display a new level of finesse, creativity and class. At the same time, we carefully crafted ARX so it would remain a fully functional and easily recognizable deck for regular use by the game player, cardist, and working magician alike.
We chose the name ARX, which means focal and citadel in Latin, to embody our initial design goals and our now finished product.
The round back design and shifting line and shading draws inspiration from the apex of ancient European domes like the Pantheon in Rome. These grand structures drew the humble viewer’s vision from the ground, toward many lines and points of light above, and ultimately to a unified cohesive oculus opening to the heavens. Awe and wonder, power and grandeur.
Our art modernizes this ancient visual concept through an entirely new fractalized style, developed by Vinny to Charlie’s card specifications. A combination of stark lines and highly varied color all resides within a repeating circular oculus. The viewer’s eyes are drawn to the complexity within the simpler circle and toward the unlimited possibilities beyond.
To achieve this effect, ARX playing cards carry our fully custom fractal back designs, and our unique faces and pips with subtle variations and lighting. We started with visual cues and the look of standard face designs, but then layered custom suit designs with colored angles to imbue the cards with intrigue and infinite detail.
Our fully customized ARX court cards complete the classy look of this distinctive deck, and "pop" off the paper for poker with your buddies, a cardistry flourish, or a magic reveal. Our ARX playing cards boast brand new custom indexes, but we carefully created a clear font to ensure that this unique deck remains easily readable and ready for any use you choose.
In fact, we can’t wait to see how you use ARX. We know you will have great ideas, flourishes, and reveals we never imagined. Send us your pictures and video clips when you get your deck and have a chance to experiment. We want to add you to our ARX gallery on Lucid52.com! Make sure to share us with your friends and family.
Quality and Details:
ARX Playing Cards will be produced by the United States playing card company, in order to ensure the highest quality product. The cards will be traditionally cut for a smoother edge, printed on bee stock for a more sturdy feel, and will be air-cushion finished, for perfect smoothness. We plan to finish printing and shipping in time for the holidays
-- 52 Poker Sized Playing Cards
-- 2 Jokers
-- 1 Ad Card
-- 1 Double Backed Card
-- 100% Custom Faces, Backs, and Tuck Case
-- Printed on Bee Stock, Air-Cushion Finish, Traditional Cut
$16,000 - Custom GOLD FOIL Printing on tuck case
$20,000 - Alternate design deck of cards released along with ARX
Risks and challenges
Lucid52 is following a proven path to deliver you these custom cards, with the highest quality materials in the industry, in a timely manner, and we believe we have removed any material risk for several reasons.
-- Lucid52 uses USPCC, the highest quality playing card company in the world. USPCC is uniquely experienced and reliable when printing custom playing cards for Kickstarter and other projects.
-- The ARX design is final and ready for USPCC to print. Lucid52 has produced and verified prototype cards seen above, USPCC has provided written pricing to proceed - which has been used to set our Kickstarter goal - and there is no risk to move to full production.
-- All orders will be shipped for Lucid52 by us personally in padded mailers or boxes based on order size, so there is no need to worry about some 3rd party shipping company failing to complete the process or using substandard supplies. There is a small inherent risk with any shipping of a lost or mangled package, but anyone who does not receive their ARX decks will be sent replacements at no charge.
-- The only risk is if the campaign does not proceed because it not fully funded, so you and your friends should grab your decks now! Of course, should ANY unanticipated delay or other issue arise, we will notify you promptly in the "updates" section.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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