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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 15 2014 6:40 PM UTC +00:00
$3,528
pledged of $7,500pledged of $7,500 goal
89
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 15 2014 6:40 PM UTC +00:00

About


A culinary term deconstructed describes a process of breaking apart a dish into key ingredients and reconstructing it into a new form; an inside-out apple pie is a good example.

playing cards
playing cards

We are taking the elements of court cards and bring them into individual pips, closing the visual gap of the entire deck. In the process we create what I call “Royal Pips.”

playing cards
playing cards

The process requires the highest quality printing of very thin lines and a perfect color registration; we will print the cards at the United States Playing Card Company.

I am still finalizing the design, so there may be some changes to the pips design before we go to print, but we are almost there.

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playing cards
playing cards
playing cards

BACKS

I am still working on some ideas, we'll chose the back at the end of this process. At this time the top one (with flowers) is the current back.

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playing cards

I completed a challenging Kickstarter project involving manufacturing of many prototypes. All rewards were delivered on time to my backers. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/334995323/firewood-splitter

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playing cards

I completed thousands of projects, ranging from the design, custom typography and branding. My work included preparation of production files and precise color separations, which will be the key aspect of this project in order to reproduce such fine details.

http://www.santoren.com/bd/graphic_design.html

Some of my work:

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playing cards
playing cards
playing cards

We are closing the wealth gap between rich colors of court cards and a flat treatment of pips cards, bringing royal elements into the entire deck.

All cards are redesigned from scratch, including all face cards which required a space to accommodate large pips.

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playing cards

All court cards are redesigned from scratch to allow for placement of large pips. The colors of court cards are designed to match the colors of pips of each suit, to create a visual balance throughout the entire royal deck.

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playing cards
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playing cards

We will print the cards and the tuck box at the United States Playing Card Company.

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playing cards
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playing cards

Risks and challenges

A playing card project is very time consuming. There are many elements that need to work together for backers to receive the decks of cards they pledged.

I completed another Kickstarter project fulfilling all pledges and learning quite a bit in the process. Depending on the size of pledges I may use a fulfillment center to ship all products to backers.

I’m trying to keep the rewards simple and easy to understand, with clear add on system.

Fulfillment is clearly the most difficult part of this project, as dealing with many packages and various orders is challenging. I have a lot of experience in these matters so we will either use Stamp.com with their automated system or give the entire project to the fulfillment center I can trust if the size of the shipment overpowers our limited in-house capabilities.

The deck will be printed at the United States Playing Card company, which was producing the highest quality products for decades. I am selecting a very conservative deadline for delivery of pledges to allow for unforeseen delays in printing of the cards.

The international shipping cost is difficult to estimate and it’s very high regardless of a carrier used. We will use United States Post Office for all shipments; we were very successful in the past shipping similar projects.

We will be using corrugated boxes for shipping to avoid a potential damage when shipped in a padded envelope. Although it adds to the cost I want to make sure the decks arrive without damage often associated with shipments using envelopes.

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