"IRON KINGS"- Bicycle, playing cards deck
A long time ago..Kings were warriors, this deck is made for You...card player warrior. Win at your favorite card game with Iron Kings !
Printed by USPCC, Bicycle branded playing cards. 56 cards in a deck, air cushion finish. Designed and illustrated by...Johnny Whaam.
NEW VIDEO !!! Click on video and watch speed painting process.. King of Hearts, 6+ hours of drawing and painting sped up in under 2 minutes video. Enjoy :)
Update: All Court cards + Aces
"Iron Kings" were inspired by medieval tales thru centuries, from the times when battles were fought with swords, axes, halberds, crossbows...and armour suit, helmet and shield were necessary equipment for warriors.
Tuck-box front, Back, Aces, Court cards...hand drawn, hand painted !
All court cards,...Kings, Queens and Jacks in armour, custom design, never seen before, each different with beautiful colors carefully chosen for each card. No faces shown, that's the specific of this design,...anybody can be hiding behind that helmet. Maybe even you ;)
Kings are wearing crowns, massive and dominant figures, wealthy and they show it. Queens are slimmer, tough and beautiful girls (can't you tell :D)
And Jacks, they're the brave, expendable warriors.
Warriors need weapons and shields so...Aces will provide those. Here's the selection of your weapon of choice.
Number cards,...perfect fit for court cards.
Back of cards tells a story of its own,...it goes something like this; In darkest times known to men, courageous iron warriors set out to defeat evil forces and their vicious creatures. Ahead of them, a long journey awaited. With nothing but armour suits and swords in their hands, outnumbered by their fierce, savage enemies they confronted and bravely battled with brutal conquerours. The dust settled. Amongst the ruins of King's castle a beautiful flower flourishes again...
Extraordinary, fantastically fan..tastic fan !! :D
While you're reading this...work on illustrating, drawing, painting continues. More than half of the work has been completed,..progress and new cards will be posted here as soon as they're done,..almost on a daily basis. All cards will be completed and posted here by the end of this campaign.
What are those ?
Art cards are just like little paintings, painted for this special project..by Johnny Whaam, same size as Iron Kings cards, printed on highest quality linen card paper. Theme and design used for Iron Kings, expanded...to real miniature artwork..
$2 = 1 Art card
$5 = 3 Art cards
$9 = 6 Art cards
Art cards you can pledge for (or add-on to your pledge) will be posted here (work in progress):
You can write anything you want on the card back, as a personalized gift.., for your family, friends,...sweetheart :)
The 6 art cards you can pledge for,...are not the ones that will be added to everyone's pledge IF...we reach the stretch goals. You can't pledge for stretch goal art cards. They will be added to your pledge (any reward).
We're here to respond on any questions you might have for us, messages, comments..., always welcome. We appreciate your time, your pledges.... THANK YOU BACKERS :D
Risks and challenges
No risks here :) The challenge of completing the work, we welcome it. Illustrator of these cards is an experienced artist that puts maximum effort into designing every card. Each card will be posted here before Kickstarter campaign ends.
We estimated delivery time on what people from USPCC company told us. They have their schedule for printing and...e.d.t. should be correct. We will write frequent updates when this project ends (funded :), any info, any news will be posted in an update.
- (30 days)