Pin Up style, or pictures of models or actresses whose mass-produced pictures were intended for informal display, i.e. meant to be "pinned-up" on a wall, gained its wide-range popularity during the First World War. For the soldiers they were a representation of an ideal beautiful woman and symbolized ones waiting for them at home.
Why Pin Ups? As I am a big fan of Gil Elvgren, and make many illustrations in erotic style, I’ve wanted to make this artwork in a similar style to those of Elvgren’s. I did not copy him; of course, – girls on my posters are more discreet and serious, as they represent the Armed Forces.
In this deck, I decided to combine Pin Up style with military style of current Ukrainian army - one of the strongest and most advanced armies of Eastern Europe. My characters are women of modern war - harsh and relentless, thus I tried to show more their force and restraint (which is inherent to the classic Pin Up style). Both on the box and the cards I have illustrated modern weapons and symbols.
First, I would like to show you the process how I create such illustrations. This video is about 40 minutes length and it is approximately 10 times speeded up.
Usually it takes from 2 weeks to a month to create one illustration, and as you can see - this is very time-taking and detailed work.
- 52 poker size playing cards + 2 Joker cards
- Printed at the highest quality by the NPCC
- Embossing and foil on the tuck box as a stretch goal
- Varnish as a stretch goal
- The second deck with marking system as a stretch goal
- 100% custom design of cards and tuck box
- Custom tuck seal
- Exclusively on the Kickstarter
The updated back of the main deck includes symbols and signs of fundamental military branches
The major stretch goal includes the second deck with special marking system that allows reading the identity of the card by looking at the back design.
The pattern, I used on the back, belongs to the modern Ukrainian military uniform and is code-named as MM-14. It is very close to the American, and is ideally suited for camouflaging purposes. I have created a special code system on the back design, so that you can use your deck not only for games, but also for tricks. I will tell you more about the recognition of these codes in our updates to the project.
In addition, you can buy large art-prints of any face card and enjoy the details. Full-color posters available in two sizes, frame is not included:
А3 (11.7 x 16.5") - 10$
А2 (16.5 x 23.4") - 15$
6000$ - Funding goal
8500$ - Embossing and foil on the tuck box
9500$ - Varnish
11000$ - Lenticular printing on the tuck box (the eyewink)
14000$ - The second deck with marking system
15000$ - New Ace of Spades in marked Deck
16000$ - New Jokers in marked Deck
SPECIAL FEATURE of this deck will be lenticular printing on the tuck box - the eyewink that is visible only at certain angle. We're going to apply this feature to both decks if funded. The example is on the video:
Risks and challenges
In this project we are going to use new features (not used in our previous projects) and there are always some risks related to production of something new. But as always there's nothing more important for us than getting your rewards delivered on time and as advertised.
Please note that colors on your screen may vary from the final product.
- (30 days)