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Inspired by brave people from tank divisions, who fought and lived during World War II.
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Tank Masters Playing Cards

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Tank Masters playing cards is the original deck created by Sviatoslav Pashchuk. It illustrates the bravest men and women, who fought in tank divisions during World War II. Cards depict not only people, but also the most popular tanks from that period.

In this project there are two types of decks: the Liberators Deck and the Invaders Deck (stretch goal #3).

These 2 decks represent 8 different countries that took part in World War II. The countries are divided into Invaders and Liberators  according to the powers they belonged to, namely Axis and Allied powers. The only exception is USSR, which was included into the Invaders deck, as it was the aggressor in World War II towards Poland.

Main features:

  • UNLOCKED: Embossing and foil on the tuck box as a stretch goal
  • The second deck as a stretch goal
  • 52 custom playing cards + 2 Joker cards in each deck 
  • 100% custom design of cards, pips and tucks 
  • Custom Tuck Seals  
  • Printed at the highest quality by the NPCC 
  • Exclusively on the Kickstarter 

The art of the decks consists of many details that have symbolic meaning. Kings, Queens and Jacks have different ornamental elements. Bay leaves on the Kings mean the glory and greatness of the winners; the sword is used as a symbol of leadership and intellect; the skull symbolizes the fearlessness of death. Lilies on the Queens symbolize the feminine origin; the arrows are the sign of hitting the enemy; the heart symbolizes the greatness of spirit. Oak leaves on the Jacks symbolize male strength; the ax is a symbol of the heroic valor and the chalice symbolizes immortality. 

The characters are made by the engraving technique in a realistic manner, and tank images have decorative aspect due to the thick contour.

Historic state flags of 1940-1945 were used for Aces, Kings, Queens and Jacks. They show the belonging of the hero or a tank to a particular country. 

Both boxes are made in a style that resembles dashboards in tanks during the Second World War. I tried to recreate the kind of heavy equipment control panel with buttons and metal shields. The design represents decorative elements of oak leaves and bay leaves, as well as symbols worn on military forms of that period. On the back of the boxes there is a list of countries represented in each deck, as well as the Latin idiom.

      Liberators Deck 

Liberators Tuck Box Front
Liberators Tuck Box Front
Liberators Tuck Box Back
Liberators Tuck Box Back
Liberators Tuck Box Detail
Liberators Tuck Box Detail
Liberators and Invaders Tuck Boxes
Liberators and Invaders Tuck Boxes
Ace of Spades Liberators Deck
Ace of Spades Liberators Deck
Aces of Liberators Deck
Aces of Liberators Deck
Kings of Liberators Deck
Kings of Liberators Deck
Queens of Liberators Deck
Queens of Liberators Deck
Jacks of Liberators Deck
Jacks of Liberators Deck
Number Cards of Liberators Deck
Number Cards of Liberators Deck
Back of Liberators Deck Cards
Back of Liberators Deck Cards
Back of Liberators Deck Cards
Back of Liberators Deck Cards
Jokers of Liberators Deck
Jokers of Liberators Deck

  Invaders Deck (Stretch goal #3)

Invaders Tuck Box Front
Invaders Tuck Box Front
Invaders Tuck Box Back
Invaders Tuck Box Back
Invaders Tuck Box Detail
Invaders Tuck Box Detail
Invaders and Liberators Tuck Boxes
Invaders and Liberators Tuck Boxes
Ace Of Spades Invaders Deck
Ace Of Spades Invaders Deck
Aces of Invaders Deck
Aces of Invaders Deck
Kings of Invaders Deck
Kings of Invaders Deck
Queens of Invaders Deck
Queens of Invaders Deck
Jacks of Invaders Deck
Jacks of Invaders Deck
Number Cards of Invaders Deck
Number Cards of Invaders Deck
Back of Invaders Deck Cards
Back of Invaders Deck Cards
Back of Invaders Deck Cards
Back of Invaders Deck Cards
Jokers of Invaders Deck
Jokers of Invaders Deck

In addition, you can buy 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$ 

The uncut sheet is available in add-ons and as a separate pledge. 

9000$ - UNLOCKED: Funding goal

10000$ - UNLOCKED: Embossing and foil on the tuck box

12500$ - The Invaders deck (including embossing and foil)

13000$ - Extra Card

14000$ - Interior Tuck Box 

Risks and challenges

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    Art Print A3

    Art print A3: 11.7 x 16.5" full-color artprint of any card (unframed).
    You can choose at the end of the project.

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    1 Liberators Deck Early Bird

    Early Bird Offer - One Tank Masters Liberators Cards Deck
    (if unlocked, you will be able to decide between Liberators and Invaders)

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    1 Deck

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    Art Print A2

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    2 Decks

    Two Tank Masters Liberators Cards Decks
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    All 54 cards on the Uncut Sheet

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    4 Decks

    Four Tank Masters Liberators Decks.
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    6 Decks

    Six Tank Masters Liberators Decks.
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    12 Decks

    Twelve Tank Masters Liberators Decks.
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    2 Liberators Decks Early Bird

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