Hello! My name is Sviatoslav Pashchuk and here is my new fantasy style deck of playing cards called - Golden Age.
Over the past year, designing these has become a real passion of mine. I'm a big fan of Neil Gaiman (an English author of short fiction stories, novels, comic books and graphic novels), and I've been dreaming of creating images that could illustrate his books.
The Stardust novel and the film based on it have inspired me to create this deck of playing cards. Strong Kings, gorgeous Queens, and romantic Jacks have appeared in my mind from a fairy-tale world and that's how the work on this project began.
All the characters of this deck and their names are fictional and have no connection to Mr. Gaiman's books.
I've studied drawing since I was 5 years old, and the classic way of drawing has always been my favorite. First, I had drawn all the characters by hand in a pencil sketch style, then I digitized and colored them on a computer.
For me the age of kings and queens, has been associated with great power, wealth and, of course, gold. These associations I've transfered into the main design and the name of the deck.
- 52 poker size playing cards + 2 Joker cards
- 100% custom design of cards and tuck box
- Embossing and foil on the tuck box
- Custom tuck seal
- The 55th card as a stretch goal
- Printed at the highest quality by the NPCC
- Exclusively on the Kickstarter
The box’s design is elegant and luxurious. The symbols on the box make it unique and enchanting.
The archangels on the top and lower sides of the name on the box have a sacral meaning. The black sun on the background symbolizes the Babylonian light that can instantly move to any place through the space, just as characters of the novel and the film could. Cross shaping four-point Rose window on the front side of the box symbolizes four kingdoms that exist under the same star in a magical world.
The owner of this deck will also move into the world of fantasy upon opening it.
12 original pencil drawings - 50$ each. Special textured paper, A4 size (8.3 x 11.7"), unframed.
Important: Please check the table with the sold drawings below and contact me with your choice so that I can reserve it for you.
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Full-color artprint of any card is printed on the glossy and high quality paper (unframed). 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.
2 choices of sets are available:
- A3 (11.7 x 16.5") full-color artprint of any card (unframed) + 1 deck of Golden Age playing cards - 20$
- A2 (16.5 x 23.4") full-color artprint of any card (unframed) + 1 deck of Golden Age playing cards - 25$
3800$ - funding goal
5500$ - embossing and foil on the tuck box
7000$ - winter edition tuck box and back design
10000$ - extra card
12000$ - 2 new Jokers in the Winter edition
Custom Jokers Winter Edition
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
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