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Frontier is a Bicycle® playing card deck inspired by wildlife illustrations of the late 19th century
Frontier is a Bicycle® playing card deck inspired by wildlife illustrations of the late 19th century
620 backers pledged $29,730 to help bring this project to life.

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Growing up, we spent a lot of time in the outdoors. We enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, digging holes and just romping around. So when someone suggested we make an outdoor-themed deck of cards, we just couldn't resist.

When we think of the American frontier, we envision the illustrations that accompanied the tales of heroes in the old west. Because camera exposures of the time were still very slow, hand-drawn illustrations were really the only way to capture the true vitality of the wild.

vintage style Inspiration
vintage style Inspiration

These cards will be printed by The United States Playing Card Company and will feature the era-appropriate Bicycle® logo from the original 1895 "Expert Back" deck.

The Frontier Deck

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Spades - Hooves: Deer, Elk, Moose, Buffalo.

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 Clubs - Birds: Turkey, Quail, Duck.

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 Hearts - Critters: Rabbit, Raccoon, Squirrel.

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 Diamonds - Bears: Black Bear, Brown Bear, Polar Bear.

 The Predator Edition

We decided one set of animals would not do justice to the beauty and diversity of the American wild. While the original deck features woodland creatures and big game, the Predator Edition will highlight nature's hunters, capturing their majestic and hazardous aura. 

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Spades - Birds of Prey: Falcon, Hawk, Owl, Eagle.

Diamonds - Snakes: Coral Snake, Water Moccasin, Rattlesnake.

Clubs - Dogs: Fox, Coyote, Wolf.

Hearts - Cats: Ocelot, Bobcat, Mountain Lion.

Side by side 

 A comparison of the Frontier Deck (Left) and the Predator Edition (Right)

 The ad cards list all the different animals in the decks.

Extras

Thanks to McClaren Woodshop, we now offer Limited Edition Handcrafted Beard Combs!  The combs are individually numbered from 1 - 40.  Now available in the $35 and $70 tier.

Poster Prints (Wooden wall not included)
Poster Prints (Wooden wall not included)
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 For the custom poster, just tell us the animal, fish, insect, etc. and we will draw it and put it in your favorite suit and rank.

 Stretch Goals

  • $35,000 : Dealer Coin
  • $45,000 : A 2nd AD card for both decks. 
  • $55,000 : Announced at 35K
  • $65,000 : Announced at 45K
  • $100,000 : Announced at 65K

 This coin will be unlocked at $35,000. When reached, every backer that pledged $45 or above will get a FREE coin. It will also be an add on option for $5 each.

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 A sneak peak into the making of the cards.

Still want to see more? Step inside Will's inspiration and technique as he brought these decks to life. 

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Who are we?

Will Pitney - Illustrator, Designer, Art Direction Guy
Will Pitney - Illustrator, Designer, Art Direction Guy

Will works as a graphic artist by day and has been developing the Frontier Deck in his spare time for almost a year.

Jason Mannon - CPA, Post Master, Beard Guy.
Jason Mannon - CPA, Post Master, Beard Guy.

Jason is the "numbers" guy. He identified the need for a quality outdoor-inspired deck. He will be in charge of the fulfillment stage and rewards.

A special thanks to Peter Coleman and Jack Pitney for video help / photos: http://www.jackpitney.com

Be sure to check out our Facebook for a more in-depth look at what we're doing: https://www.facebook.com/frontierdeck

Be sure to check back - there are bound to be little changes / additions. 

Thanks.  You're awesome!

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter so we have done research to make things run as smoothly as possible. We have also planned time to overcome any unforeseen challenges.

We have been working closely with Bicycle® through this entire process and are confident they will deliver the same quality they have for the last 100 years.

Rest assured, no one in the world wants to make this deck a reality more than us. We will do all we can to fulfill your orders.

TX residents please note: All rewards amounts include P&H and applicable sales taxes.

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    Frontier Sponsor: Hooves - 2 Bricks (1 Frontier Brick + 1 Predator Edition Brick), 2 Signed Uncut Sheets (1 Frontier Deck + 1 Predator Edition), 3 Signed Royal Posters (Deer, Elk, Moose)

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