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.
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
Spades - Hooves: Deer, Elk, Moose, Buffalo.
Clubs - Birds: Turkey, Quail, Duck.
Hearts - Critters: Rabbit, Raccoon, Squirrel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- $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.
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.
Who are we?
Will works as a graphic artist by day and has been developing the Frontier Deck in his spare time for almost a year.
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.
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