£1,526
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88
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 12 2016 8:07 PM UTC +00:00
£1,526
pledged of £5,000pledged of £5,000 goal
88
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 12 2016 8:07 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hi!  

Who are you?

My name is Connor Handley and I come from an ugly town in the UK called Bradford, and together with skilled designer Candice Massaria from the beautiful French city of Lille, we made this meticulously hand-detailed deck of playing cards. What started as an exciting little idea, turned into months of hard work and dedication to produce what you see today!

Yeah, Yeah, Tell me about the cards!

Together we hand-illustrated every tiny detail on these cards from the text in the corner to the design of the box, it's all hand-drawn in ink! We spent several long months working daily on re-drawing illustrations, printing test cards, adjusting spacing, colours, layout and overall design over and over again day and night until we had something we were not just happy with, but also proud of.

  With the Number Cards, we spent weeks deliberating over how best to lay them out in a way that flows well across every card, this at one point led to us covering 2 huge tables with over 150 different cards with different layouts, just to decide on the final rotational layout we have today.

  The idea behind our Court Cards was that they depict famous people relevant to our Space/Sea exploration theme. As such, we decided that the Red suits would be our Sea cards, thus our decision to make them blue, and that the Black suits would be our Space cards.

  The back of the card was beautifully designed entirely by Candice Massaria, complete with outer symmetry, depicting both planets from outer space and creatures from the depths. (Extra brownie points to anyone who can tell me why the third fish down is so special)

  And even the box's design was hand-drawn by yours truly!  

What am I going to get?

Here's a look at what you can get your hands on...

Want an add-on deck? Add £10 to your order and leave us a message telling us you want an extra deck, on any tier. ($15.50 in US&Canada, €16 in Europe and £18 anywhere else - for shipping cost). You WILL need to leave us a message letting us know, so we can put a note on your account!

Do you have any Stretch Goals?

We are currently in talks with USPCC, LPCC and EPCC, looking at having the cards printed by them. If we reach £6000-£6500 we will DEFINITELY be having the cards printed with one of these manufacturers (LPCC looking very likely). However, this may lengthen production times, so we will ensure that all backers are informed of any changes 100% of the time. 

What changes have you got planned?

For the sake of full disclosure, we currently have a few changes in mind for the playing cards which will be implemented once the kickstarter is funded. These are minor changes, such as making the blue darker and more visible as well as making the white border on the back and front of the cards thinner.

Where is my money going?

Down to brass tacks, eh?
Your money will ONLY fund the cards and other package rewards, we won't make a lot of profit, if at all, and even if we go over our goal we will pump as much of the extra cash into the cards to improve them for you! 

I have some more questions... 

 Is that so? Well, I'd be happy to answer them for you, if you can't decide whether or not to pledge to us. If you have ANY questions, email us at AmpersetStudios@gmail.com and we'll do our best to answer them all ASAP. 

 Where can we find you? 

 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AmpersetStudio/ | Twitter @Amperset | Etsy Store https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Amperset | Connor's Portfolio https://www.behance.net/TheDoubleTap | Candice's Portfolio https://www.behance.net/CandiceMassaria | Our Photographer's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Paiges-Photography-1487028454862454

Risks and challenges

We work closely with our printers and possible printers at every stage to understand what is required of us for creating the cards to a high standard, we're also qualified Graphic designers with experience working with printed media and a strong knowledge of how to proceed.

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Funding period

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