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A unique artistic deck of poker size playing cards…This Ebru Deck has been created with paintings made on the surface of water.
A unique artistic deck of poker size playing cards…This Ebru Deck has been created with paintings made on the surface of water.
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FREE SHIPPING ! Yes ! We have heard and listened to those of you who very kindly expressed a concern over our shipping policies. We completely misjudged this part of our project and have decided to change our shipping policy to FREE SHIPPING for everyone and everywhere. After all, our main interest is sharing our playing cards with you and if they end up in your hands we’ll be happy. Details in update #3 & 4.

PORT GRATUIT ! Oui, ce projet se concrétisera avec vous et GRACE A VOUS ! Aussi avons-nous été attentifs à ceux d'entre vous qui nous ont gentiment fait part de leurs inquiétudes vis à vis de nos choix concernant les frais d'envois. Pour une première expérience en la matière sur Kickstarter, nous sommes visiblement trompés et nous avons du coup décidé que le port sera désormais GRATUIT pour chacun, sans distinction de récompense ni de pays ! (détails dans les updates n°3 et 4) 

                   And now for the project! - et maintenant, le projet !

A unique artistic deck of poker size playing cards…This Ebru Deck has been created with paintings made on the surface of water using ancient techniques that Drake studied in Istanbul with the leading ebru master, Ayla Makas.

Un jeu de cartes format poker, artistique et original… L’Ebru Deck a été peint à même la surface de l’eau grâce à une technique ancienne que Drake a étudié à Istanbul avec le maître d'ebru, Ayla Makas.

First of all, thanks for having a look at our project ! 

Avant tout, merci d’avoir jeté un œil sur notre projet ! 

Stéphane and I have known each other for over fifteen years and for each of our projects we have followed the same manner of working together : Drake is the alchemist and Stéphane… the magician…

Stéphane et moi nous connaissons depuis une quinzaine d’années et à chaque projet c’est la même chose : Drake est l’alchimiste et Stéphane… le magicien…

So Drake realized several abstact ebrus and submitted them to Stéphane who added his own computer generated graphics to create the whole deck. This combining of the ancient Turkish ebru technique with today's modern computer graphics makes these a one-of-a-kind deck of cards which travel from the past, into the present and onwards to the future.

Drake a donc réalisé plusieurs ebrus abstraits et les a soumis à Stéphane qui les a métamorphosés informatiquement pour créer un jeu entier. Ce mélange entre la technique ancestrale turque de l’ebru et les outils informatiques actuels a donné ce jeu de cartes, unique en son genre, voyageant du passé au présent, vers le futur.

THE DECK - LE JEU

The Ebru Deck will be printed in a limited edition and will never be reprinted. The final number of prints will be decided at the end of the campaign but will probably be less than 1000. The Ebru Deck is made of 52 custom art cards, 2 different jokers and 2 special cards. The deck will be printed in England and the cards will benefit from the best “sure slip finish” (European air-cushion finish). The first 100 decks will be signed and numbered.

L’Ebru Deck est un tirage limité et ne sera pas réimprimé. Le nombre final d’impressions sera décidé à la fin de la campagne mais sera probablement inférieur à 1000. L’Ebru Deck est constitué de 52 cartes d’art, 2 jokers différents et deux cartes spéciales. Le jeu est imprimé au Royaume Uni et les cartes bénéficieront du meilleur « sure slip finish » (finition sur coussin d’air européenne). Les 100 premiers jeux seront signés et numérotés.

THE SUITS – LES ENSEIGNES

The suits are organized into a Fibonacci sequence on an original ebru background. Each suit has its proper sense of rotation.

Les enseignes sont disposées en séquence de Fibonacci, sur un ebru différent pour chaque famille. Chaque enseigne possède son propre sens de rotation.

THE COURT CARDS – LES FIGURES

The court cards are similar in their organization but due to their transparency with the ebru background, they create a unique card each time.

Les figures sont identiques dans leur disposition mais l’effet de transparence avec l’ebru de fond créé une carte unique à chaque fois.

THE ACES – LES AS  

The aces are made uniquely from an ebru painting with their own suit as the background.

Les aces sont de véritables ebrus, présentés sur le fond de leur propre enseigne.

THE BACK – LE DOS  

The back of each card is the same. It is a fusion of the background of each suit.  

Le dos de chaque carte est identique. C’est la fusion du fond de chaque enseigne.

THE JOKERS – LES JOKERS

The Jokers are now ready! The special cards will remain a secret to the end.  

Les Jokers sont maintenant prêts! "Les cartes spéciales resteront secrètes jusqu'à ce que vous les ayez en main..."
The Uncut Sheet with Jokers!
The Uncut Sheet with Jokers!

We hope that, thanks to you, our project will be a success, as we have several other unique and original designs that we would like to share with you in the future.

Grâce à vous, nous espérons que notre projet sera une réussite, pour pouvoir partager dans le futur les autres idées que nous avons déjà en tête.

Contact us if you have any questions.  

Contactez-nous si vous avez des questions.

Risks and challenges

We have tried to anticipate all eventualities upon the funding of our project. We have already established good communication with the future printer for our decks and we can benefit from his experience and knowledge. We have also made an analysis of our worldwide mailing costs. In case of unwelcome surprises we will be ready to react in a rapid and calm manner in order to solve any problem.

Nous avons essayé d'anticiper toutes les éventualités concernant le financement de notre projet. Nous avons déjà établi une bonne relation avec le futur imprimeur de nos jeux et nous pouvons faire confiance à son savoir-faire. Nous avons également procédé à une analyse de nos frais d'envoi à travers le monde. En cas d'imprévu, nous serons prêts à réagir de manière rapide et calme pour que tout rentre dans l'ordre.

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    SPECIAL CUSTOM REWARD – 2 Ebru Decks + 1 signed Uncut Sheet + 1 Signed A4 print of your choice + 1 personalized custom card created for you with your name, a special card, or something else. It will be a one-of-a-kind card that you can include in your Ebru deck.
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