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Dedicated to Mexico's fight for independence. Spirit of freedom in every card!
Dedicated to Mexico's fight for independence. Spirit of freedom in every card!
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Hello! My name is Sviatoslav Pashchuk and this is my new classic poker size deck dedicated to the Mexico’s heroic struggle for independence.

The idea of creating the deck bearing the spirit of a freedom loving country has come to my mind long ago. It has combined not only the modern attributes of Mexico, but also its old history and traditions of the Incas and the Maya. The nation of any country is formed and is strengthened in the course of the struggle for its independence, this is why I decided to choose revolution as the main theme and added exotic elements and traditions of the old culture, in which today’s Mexico has grown.

 My desire was to make this deck more graphic, similar to the old money used in Mexico in the 17th century. From there I have “borrowed” the font and decorative elements, and added ancient patterns of the Incas and the Maya. Face cards have large number of symbols. Each suit has unique armament of that time, the ancient Incas symbol, which symbolizes the suit, Mexico most recognizable plant, an integral part of the national cuisine. The center of each card contains Maya golden calendar and decorative plate with an eagle holding a snake in the beak (the same eagle is depicted on the coat of arms of Mexico), surrounded with 31 stars, symbolizing the states of Mexico. I’ve been working on this deck for more than 7 months, and each element is well-balanced and worked out. All the drawings were originally sketched on paper, as this is my favorite way to draw, and then scanned and transformed into digital format.

Original Pencil Art
Original Pencil Art
Scan Copy and Digital Art
Scan Copy and Digital Art
Scan Copy and Digital Art
Scan Copy and Digital Art
Scan Copy and Digital Art
Scan Copy and Digital Art
Highly Detailed Card Art
Highly Detailed Card Art

Deck features:

- 52 poker size playing cards + 2 Joker cards

- 100% custom design of cards and tuck box

- Embossing and foil on the tuck box as a stretch goal

- Custom tuck seal

- Printed at the highest quality by the NPCC

- Exclusively on the Kickstarter

Tuck Boxes
Tuck Boxes
Front Tuck Box
Front Tuck Box
Back Tuck Box
Back Tuck Box
Card Front
Card Front
Card Back
Card Back
Aces
Aces
Aces
Aces
Kings
Kings
Kings
Kings
Queens
Queens
Queens
Queens
Jacks
Jacks
Jacks
Jacks
Number Cards
Number Cards
Number Cards
Number Cards
Tuck Box Seal
Tuck Box Seal
Tuck Box Seal
Tuck Box Seal
The Map (inside)
The Map (inside)

This map was issued on May 21, 1828, less than a month after the U.S. Senate ratified an agreement with the Mexican government, basically recognizing the boundary that had existed between the United States and New Spain before Mexican Independence in 1821. The map simply copied and translated into Spanish Henry S. Tanner's Map of the United States of Mexico, which in turn was based on the southwest portion of Tanner's Map of North America of 1822. White, Gallaher, and White's map was issued again sixteen years later, in 1844, to coincide with the growing interest in Texas annexation. As tensions with Mexico increased, New York publisher John Disturnell bought the copper plates for this map and reissued it beginning the next year with his own name on it. U.S. and Mexican negotiators for the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the U.S.-Mexico War used Disturnell's 1847 editions, complete with some of the cartographic errors that dated back to the time of this map and before.

 In addition, you can buy large art-prints of every face card and enjoy the details. There are sketch and full-color options printed on gray background, the frame is not included.

Available in two sizes:

А3 (11.7 x 16.5") - 10$

А2 (16.5 x 23.4") - 15$

All the artprints will be signed by the author.

Pencil Art Print
Pencil Art Print
Full Color Art Print
Full Color Art Print

 4800$ - Funding goal

5500$ - Embossing and foil on the tuck box

10000$ - Victoria edition Deck

15000$ - Muertos edition Deck

17000$ - 2 new Jokers in the Victoria edition

17500$ - 2 new Jokers in the Muertos edition

20000$ - ?

The first goal of this deck is foil and embossing on the box. In the next goal you’ll see a slightly different kind of the tuck box and cards. In the Victoria edition two types of characters are combined – ordinary and Muertos style, which symbolizes the transition between the two worlds. Also in the Victoria deck the borders of cards will be of a different color. If the third goal is reached – you’ll see a box in the absolutely new Muertos style design. The backs of three decks, as well as the decks itself, will form the color of the Mexican flag.

Revolucion Edition El Recuerdo Cards Box
Revolucion Edition El Recuerdo Cards Box
Revolucion Edition El Recuerdo Cards Front and Back
Revolucion Edition El Recuerdo Cards Front and Back
Victoria Edition El Recuerdo Cards Box
Victoria Edition El Recuerdo Cards Box
Victoria Edition El Recuerdo Cards Front and Back
Victoria Edition El Recuerdo Cards Front and Back
Muertos Edition El Recuerdo Cards Box
Muertos Edition El Recuerdo Cards Box
Muertos Edition El Recuerdo Cards Front and Back
Muertos Edition El Recuerdo Cards Front and Back
Full Pack El Recuerdo Playing Cards
Full Pack El Recuerdo Playing Cards

Additional information

All the elements shown could be changed and improved by the production time. Printed colors could be different from the ones you see on your screen.

Risks and challenges

In the previous project we had some delays in shipping due to weather conditions and holidays, so this time we're going to envisage more time for shipping and handling. Also there are always risks related to production delays and sourcing issues, but there's nothing more important for us than getting your rewards delivered on time and as advertised.

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