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A Bicycle Playing Card Deck inspired by the art and traditions of Dia de Los Muertos.
A Bicycle Playing Card Deck inspired by the art and traditions of Dia de Los Muertos.
1,594 backers pledged $70,100 to help bring this project to life.

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Dia de Los Muertos Bicycle Playing Cards

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Dia de los Muertos has always been a design inspiration for us. We feel no other holiday can match its pageantry and mystique, so it's fitting that our first Kickstarter campaign be an homage to this spiritual and cultural event. 

The Court Cards
The Court Cards

With illustrations by David Edgerly - artist behind the successful Edgar Allan Poe Playing Cards Kickstarter project - we're representing Dia de los Muertos as it's celebrated today: full of color, detail and character. 

Spade Pips
Spade Pips

The Card Back is ornately detailed but with a simple black and tarnished gold scheme that gives way to splashes of color from the Court Cards. We've added a weathered, parchment feel to the background in honor of Dia de los Muertos' historic roots. 

Card Back
Card Back

The backers will have the chance to choose the fourth King in the deck, deciding between our "Priest" and "Artist" designs that we'll reveal as the campaign goes on. 

Sugar Skull Ace of Diamonds
Sugar Skull Ace of Diamonds
El Matador King of Clubs
El Matador King of Clubs
Catrina Queen of Hearts
Catrina Queen of Hearts
Mariachi Jack of Spades
Mariachi Jack of Spades

We'll be using the United States Playing Card Company to print the deck and any subsequent decks that are unlocked throughout our campaign; we found Dia de los Muertos so rich in material that we decided to offer different decks through stretch goals. We hope you'll help us unlock them all. 

The Black Deck - a black and white version of our main deck, with the red of the Hearts and Diamonds offering the one striking touch of color.

Unlock-able Black Deck
Unlock-able Black Deck
Black Ace and King
Black Ace and King
Black Queen and Jack
Black Queen and Jack
Black Card Back and Pips
Black Card Back and Pips

And the Painted Deck, a surrender to the explosion of color that embodies Dia de los Muertos design at its boldest.

Painted Deck
Painted Deck
Painted Deck Card Back and Court Cards
Painted Deck Card Back and Court Cards
Painted Card Back and Pips
Painted Card Back and Pips

For Add Ons, we'll be offering Official Dice, Coins, Shot Glasses and T-Shirts. And a special Limited Edition, Signed, Custom-Sealed Unbranded Painted Deck.

Unbranded Painted Deck
Unbranded Painted Deck
Unbranded Painted Deck Custom Seal
Unbranded Painted Deck Custom Seal
Dice
Dice
Unlock-able Black Dice
Unlock-able Black Dice
Painted Dice
Painted Dice
Coin
Coin
Silver Coin
Silver Coin
Painted Coin
Painted Coin
Sugar Skull Shot Glass - 2 oz. capacity, faceted base, custom engraved
Sugar Skull Shot Glass - 2 oz. capacity, faceted base, custom engraved
Sugar Skull Spade Shirt
Sugar Skull Spade Shirt
La Santa Muerte Shirt
La Santa Muerte Shirt
Sugar Skull Spade Girly Tee
Sugar Skull Spade Girly Tee
La Santa Muerte Girly Tee
La Santa Muerte Girly Tee
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So, thanks for dropping by our page. We're beyond excited for this campaign, and over the next 35 days we hope to stay in constant communication with our backers so we can make this inaugural project a success!

Risks and challenges

We've spent months analyzing countless playing card campaigns to prepare ourselves. There will be no problem meeting the artwork deadline as David Edgerly, our resident illustrator, has quite a bit of experience getting work submitted on time - and for some very picky clients, as we can personally attest.

We plan on using Backerkit to communicate with all backers who sign up to make sure their pledges are fulfilled quickly and efficiently. As for fulfillment centers, we've narrowed our selection down to a couple of houses that have extensive experience with Kickstarter projects, and before campaign's end we'll choose the one that is best able to meet our (and your) needs.

As far as shipping goes, we try to be conservative in estimating costs, while not looking to make any profit for ourselves in the process. It's extremely difficult to know what each pledge will cost to fulfill, so we've tried to price in discounts throughout our pledge levels to pass on whatever savings to our backers we can.

We're also conservative in estimating a fulfillment date, so our August deadline is a goal that we should easily meet. But unexpected things do happen, so rest assured we'll be issuing steady post-campaign updates to keep everyone informed.

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    One of our Joker Skeletons will hold a portrait of your departed loved one, memorializing them in the spirit of Dia de los Muertos.

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