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The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, August 26 2014 5:21 PM UTC +00:00
$2,479
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
129
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, August 26 2014 5:21 PM UTC +00:00

About

Each court card hand painted before being transferred digitally to a computer. It took 12 months to complete this detailed deck of playing cards.

From Wikipedia:

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a bank holiday. The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2, in connection with the triduum of Hallowtide: All Hallows' Eve, Hallowmas, and All Souls' Day.[1][2] Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.

Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has spread throughout the world. In Brazil Dia de Finados is a public holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain there are festivals and parades and, at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their dead loved ones. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe, and similarly themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures.

We realize that there have been quite a few decks based around this theme over the past few months. Our design features 14 original cards including 12 court cards, back card and a joker each hand painted on canvas over the past 12 months. Once the paintings were completed the paintings were transferred digitally to a computer for the printing process.

Printed by USPCC on their classic Air-Cushion Finish

Why are we not offering more rewards?

We have decided going forward to focus on the detail of or decks instead of offering rewards like coins, framed art, t-shirts, etc. From time to time we may offer a special reward, but most bakers are backing our playing cards due to the detailed art work and our unique designs, not the gimmicks. We want to stay true to who we are. A playing card company dedicated to creating the most original playing cards on the market.

Risks and challenges

The Bicycle Day Of The Dead Deck has already been approved by USPCC for printing. We expect to receive the the decks November 2014 or earlier and immediately begin shipping to all our backers. We do not anticipate and challenges with this project.

Thank You to all our past supporters!

The Bicycle Elegance Playing cards will complete shipping by the 3rd week of August.

The Bicycle Starlight Playing cards will complete shipping by mid August This will be a few weeks ahead of schedule!

The Physique Playing cards will complete shipping by late August This will be a month ahead of schedule!

The Bicycle Disruption Deck which currently has 2 weeks left of funding is also in the beginning printing stages and we expect to ship these ahead of schedule.

How do we print and ship out rewards so quickly? We have a close relationship with USPCC. They are able to print our designs quickly and we have a state art fulfillment center to quickly ship out our backer rewards. With out you, our backers, we could not make this happen. A BIG thank you to Kickstarter and most importantly all of you!

Mike
Collectable Playing Cards

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