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54 custom playing cards with original and colourful artwork by Annette Abolins. A deck for you to enjoy and cherish. Printed by Legends
54 custom playing cards with original and colourful artwork by Annette Abolins. A deck for you to enjoy and cherish. Printed by Legends Playing Card Co.
54 custom playing cards with original and colourful artwork by Annette Abolins. A deck for you to enjoy and cherish. Printed by Legends Playing Card Co.
209 backers pledged AU$ 18,579 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you to all you AWESOME backers for supporting VIZAĜO and making this journey a dream come true!

UPDATES

Lumino the blue deck is now unlocked! - 2 Early Bird rewards added
Interior Printing - Unlocked!

#14 - Final Day & Stretch Goal Revealed
#13 - Unlocking the Blue Deck!
#10 - Bonus Stickers & Buttons
#9 - VIZAĜO has Funded!
#8 - Prototype decks have arrived
#7 - Infographic showing the creative journey

Bonus Stickers & Buttons - check out update #10 for all the details!
Bonus Stickers & Buttons - check out update #10 for all the details!
 

Welcome to VIZAĜO - a vibrant and fully custom illustrated deck of playing cards, celebrating colourful faces and traditional art mediums.     

Influenced by wood-cut and line-drawing techniques, the original artwork features stunning faces throughout the deck. I am seeking your help to take the final step and have this deck exquisitely printed by Legends Playing Card Co. I hope you will enjoy and cherish these cards as much as I loved creating the artwork!  

 

 VIZAĜO   

  • 54 custom illustrated cards - poker size (63 x 88 mm) 
  • Vibrant original artwork on every card in the deck
  • 1st Edition - limited print quantity
  • Printed by Legends Playing Card Co. on Classic finish 
  • Shipped by Gambler's Warehouse - FREE shipping within US 
  • VIZAĜO - Lumina (red card back) - main goal FUNDED, thank you!
  • VIZAĜO - Lumino (blue card back) - stretch goal - UNLOCKED, thank you!

Note: If you have pledged for more than one deck, you will receive a combination of the two versions (as shown in the reward description).

VIZAĜO Playing Cards - Four Queens
VIZAĜO Playing Cards - Four Queens

 

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A CREATIVE JOURNEY 

Hello :) I'm Annette Abolins - illustrator and designer from Australia and the artist behind VIZAĜO. 

My background is in traditional painting, drawing and ceramics along with working in web and graphic design for the past 10 years. To me, art is about telling stories and connecting with people. You are welcome to visit my portfolio on Abolina Art to see more examples of what I do.

WHY PLAYING CARDS? 

I have always been fascinated by the visual language and magic contained in tarot and playing cards. When creating my first deck Nine Lives Tarot, I discovered an endless well of inspiration, and have been in love with the creative journey of illustrating cards ever since. 

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THE ARTWORK 

The artwork is influenced by traditional lino/wood-cut and contour line-drawing techniques (inspired by my range of whimsical teapots)

Each suit has a distinct palette, where colour is used to connect and define. Colours shared between the palettes allows your eye to move across the cards and visually connect the deck as a whole. 

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THE COURT CARDS 

Meet the royal characters in VIZAĜO - radiant Kings, Queens & Jacks portrayed in bold lines and vibrant colour. Clear indices are well suited to play and there is a subtle nod to familiar (standard) court faces in the direction each court character is gazing. 

THE ACES 

I had a lot of fun with VIZAĜO's four Aces! Continuing the theme of faces, each Ace is dressed in colours matching the court and number cards of its suit. The large suit symbol acts as a frame and a window to the artwork portrayed within. 

VIZAĜO - the four Aces
VIZAĜO - the four Aces

The four Aces Ace cards create a visual bridge between court and number cards, connecting the colour palette associated with each suit: 

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NUMBER CARDS 

Faces in profile bring colour and detail to VIZAĜO's original custom pips, while retaining the shape of the traditional symbol. Balance and subtle symbolic meaning define the 'direction' of these faces: 

  • Spades look forward - towards sight & wisdom 
  • Diamonds look back - overseeing home & stability 
  • Clubs look forward - initiating innovation & action 
  • Hearts look back - harbouring love & emotional connection. 

THE JOKERS 

The two Jokers in VIZAĜO are playful and happy characters. The 'black' Joker is draped in colours matching the black suits (clubs & spades) and the 'red' Joker's attire reflects the red suits (diamonds & hearts):

VIZAĜO - the two Jokers
VIZAĜO - the two Jokers

COLOUR VERSIONS AND CARD BACK 

The two colour versions Lumina (red) and Lumino (blue) are a name-play on light vs dark Both decks have identical card faces, giving card backs and tuck boxes their moment to shine... 

 

VIZAĜO tuck boxes: Lumina & Lumino (note: earlier version shown in video)
VIZAĜO tuck boxes: Lumina & Lumino (note: earlier version shown in video)

 

Lumina & Lumino - tuck box interior printing
Lumina & Lumino - tuck box interior printing

VIZAĜO - LUMINA (red) - MAIN FUNDING GOAL 

VIZAĜO Lumina- tuck box and card back
VIZAĜO Lumina- tuck box and card back

 

VIZAĜO - Lumina (red) card back
VIZAĜO - Lumina (red) card back

VIZAĜO - LUMINO (blue) - STRETCH GOAL 

 

VIZAĜO - Lumino (blue) card back
VIZAĜO - Lumino (blue) card back

UNCUT SHEET 

The uncut sheet is a full deck of cards pulled straight from the printing press and carefully preserved before cutting for you to frame and hang on your wall. Shipped inside a sturdy tube (seperately from any decks you have pledged for). 

Digital rendering of VIZAĜO uncut sheet
Digital rendering of VIZAĜO uncut sheet

Note: The video shows a slightly a earlier version of the tuck box design, compared to images shown on this page.

All artwork is prepared in print ready CMYK colour space. Minor differences are to be expected (and may pleasantly surprise) between the digital representations shown here and the final printed version. 

VIZAĜO [Vi-za-joh] - is the Esperanto word for Face : ) 

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REWARDS & ADD-ONS

Here is a handy overview of VIZAĜO reward tiers: 

Want to add something to your reward? Below is a list of items you can add to your base reward. Simply select your reward level and increase your existing pledge amount to include the amount of your base reward plus your chosen add-on(s). 

  • VIZAĜO deck(s) - add additional decks to your pledge
  • Uncut Sheet - a full deck of cards pulled straight from the printing press
  • Art Print - Select your 12 x 18" archival quality signed art print from any court or ace
  • Nine Lives playing cards (poker) - special campaign offer to add this limited edition deck to your pledge.

If you don't wish to wait until the end of the campaign, Nine Lives playing cards (poker size) are for sale on my website at a higher price for deck + shipping. The campaign add-on gives you the best deal with world-wide shipping included.

PRINTING AND SHIPPING 

VIZAĜO will be printed by Legends Playing Card Co. on their Classic finish. Legends are renowned for their high quality printing, card stocks and finishing touches. After being in regular contact over the past month, and first-hand seeing the commitment and involvement they bring to printing projects, I have every faith that this deck will be brought to life in the best possible way. 

Gambler's Warehouse have fulfilled many Kickstarter campaigns, earning them a great reputation for delivering securely packed decks to backers. To me it is important to know backers will receive their decks in great condition, while also keeping the cost of shipping as low as possible. Having Gambler's on board gives me confidence that every aspect of shipping will be in the best hands. 

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THANK YOU 

I want to extend a big thank you to everyone (family, friends, enthusiasts and experts) supporting me on this journey. Your amazing feedback and advice, answers to my many questions, helping to spread the word, video filming support, ongoing patience and enthusiasm – my warm and heartfelt thanks to you all! 

REVIEWS & ARTICLES 

I am truly honoured to be featured by these esteemed writers :) 

SHARE THE LOVE  

Spread the word and be part of the journey to bring VIZAĜO to life. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for every bit of enthusiasm you bring to this campaign! 

Annette :) 

 

 

Risks and challenges

With Legends Playing Card Company on board to exquisitely print this deck – and Gambler's Warehouse lined up to ship rewards securely to all backers, I have every faith that this project is in good hands!

I have allowed for a generous time frame, with the hope of delivering VIZAĜO to you earlier than the estimated delivery time. However, despite careful research and planning, sometimes production and shipping delays do occur. As a backer you will be kept updated, as I want you to be part of every step of bringing VIZAĜO to life!

Any customs duty (import tax, VAT etc) is the responsibility of you, the backer, and it is wise to check the regulations of your country to avoid disappointment.

The artwork is completed, which means that once we reach our funding goal, the big red print button can be activated soon after the campaign ends (estimate 2-3 weeks for funds to transfer).

Thank you so much for visiting my page - Let's make VIZAĜO a reality!

Annette :)

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    EARLY BIRD Single Deck (red)

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    ONE (1) VIZAĜO - Lumina (red) Deck
    + Postcard Print Pack (20 premium cards).

    Postcard pack includes 20 prints of VIZAĜO artwork: 12 courts, 4 aces, 2 jokers + back design for both Lumina and Lumino.

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    BUNDLE: 6 VIZAĜO Decks + Postcard Pack

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    Postcard pack includes 20 prints of VIZAĜO artwork: 12 courts, 4 aces, 2 jokers + back design for both Lumina and Lumino.

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    Big VIZAĜO Box - 144 Decks

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    ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FOUR (144) VIZAĜO Decks.

    Unless you have a huge treasure chest, you're probably choosing this reward as a seller. Either way I thank you for supporting VIZAĜO in such a grand way!

    NOTE: if Lumino (blue) is unlocked, you will receive 72 red & 72 blue decks.

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