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Poker size playing cards created with passion!
Poker size playing cards created with passion!
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Golden Age Playing Cards

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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.

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

 

Extra Detailed Card Art
Extra Detailed Card Art

 

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.

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 
  • Custom tuck seal 
  • The 55th card as a stretch goal 
  • 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

 

Joker
Joker

 

Joker
Joker

 

Aces
Aces

  

Aces
Aces

 

Kings
Kings

 

Kings
Kings

 

Queens
Queens

 

Queens
Queens

 

Jacks
Jacks

 

Jacks
Jacks

 

Number Cards
Number Cards

 

Number Cards
Number Cards

 

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.

Tuck Box Seal
Tuck Box Seal

 

Tuck Box Seal
Tuck Box Seal

 

 

The Map of Four Kingdoms Islands (inside)
The Map of Four Kingdoms Islands (inside)

 

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.

Original Pencil Art A4 Format
Original Pencil Art A4 Format

 

Here you can see the sold drawings. Please check this table before making the pledge. 

 

 

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Full-color artprints

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.

A3 and A2 Art Print Formats
A3 and A2 Art Print Formats

Sets

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$
Set 1
Set 1

 

Set 2
Set 2

 

 

 

 

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

 

Winter Edition Golden Age Playing Cards Box
Winter Edition Golden Age Playing Cards Box

 

Winter Edition Golden Age Playing Cards Box
Winter Edition Golden Age Playing Cards Box

 

Winter Edition Golden Age Playing Cards Back
Winter Edition Golden Age Playing Cards Back

Custom Jokers Winter Edition 

 

 

 

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

There are always risks related to production delays, shipping and sourcing issues, but there's nothing more important for me than getting your rewards delivered on time and as advertised.

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    Set A3: poster + deck of cards

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    2 DECKS: BLACK+WINTER

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    Original Pencil Drawing

    Your choice of one A4 format (8.3 x 11.7") original pencil drawing from the Golden Age series on special textured paper (unframed).

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