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“Russian Folk Art” is a beautiful deck of playing cards inspired by Russian Folklore.
359 backers pledged $9,684 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my project. I am Natalia Silva the designer and artist behind “Russian Folk Art” playing cards. I am excited to share my art with you, and I hope that with your support, we can make this deck a reality.

ABOUT RUSSIAN FOLK ART DECK:

The original designs of the deck are all inspired by folk designs from Russian heritage and culture. Traditional folk art has always played an intrinsic part of domestic culture across Russia and represents the rooted artistic perceptions, traditions and practices of the citizens.

The Russian Folk Art tuck case.

This deck will be printed at the highest quality by the USPCC (United States Playing Card Company) on magnificent Bicycle card stock. The run will be 2500 decks, and your support of this Kickstarter campaign will help me cover the costs of setup fees, proof charges, printing, photography, and the time to create the 54 original pieces of art. My goal is to create decks that are playable, unique, and valuable.

I hope you can back me and help me realize my goal!

Thank you so much! :)

Please NOTE: USPCC (United States Playing Card Company) printed, NOT Bicycle Branded!

 The Kremlin is the heart of the Russian political life and the center of it's culture and history. The name Kremlin means "fortress inside a city".

Nature has always been a common theme in Russian Folk Art. In Russia people believe that different design elements serve as symbols to protect them from evil forces, to bring wealth, health and love. 

In Russian folklore The Bird carries a lot of meanings. It symbolizes the spring, The Sun itself, and different aspects of The Sun (it's warmth, light, and power). 

Matryoshka or Russian Nesting Doll is one of the most recognizable symbols of Russian culture. It was invented by a Russian artist more than 100 years ago. These dolls are fit inside one another and they often tell a story about the country's history, culture and customs.

The main motifs of Russian Folk Art are local wild flowers and berries.

 The folk art decorated with endless ornaments and floral designs: stylized flowers, leaves, buds, stems and the like.

In Russian folklore The Bird promises a good harvest and prosperity, and embodies the concept of love, marriage, and motherhood. 

 Russian Samovar. A samovar is a device traditionally used to heat and boil water for tea. Russian people believed that the samovar has a soul. This belief was mainly based on the fact that samovars were producing different sounds when being heated with fuel. The shape of the samovar's body accounts for amazing acoustics and water makes peculiar noises when it is being brought to the boil. It was common to say that "a samovar is singing".

The Russian Orthodox churches are distinguished by their verticality, bright colors and multiple domes. 

Jakes, Queens and Kings are inspired by Matryoshka or Russian Nesting Doll. 

ADD - ONS:

These Add-ons can be added to any backer level.

To add on a product, keep your pledge level the same, and simply add the amount listed below to your pledge amount. You will receive a survey at the end of this campaign so that you can detail what your pledge was for, and you will receive any extra items that you want.

Thank you!  

Uncut Sheets

The front side of the Russian Folk Art uncut sheet (frame not included).

 The back side of the Russian Folk Art uncut sheet (frame not included).

An uncut sheet of the Russian Folk Art Playing Cards printed by the USPCC

  • Dimensions: 21 7/8" X 26 3/8" (frame not included)
  • Packaging: Rolled up and shipped in a cardboard tube

Custom Seal - Red 

 Custom Seal - Gold (Limited Edition, Kickstarter exclusive) 

Half Brick Box with Custom Seal (on the Box)

T-shirt design

You can choose any Royal or Joker card design for your t-shirt.

T-Shirts are 100% Fine Cotton, and are fit for Kings and Queens in XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL (Mens and Womens sizes).

A survey will be sent out at the end of the project to gather your choice of design and size. 

T-shirt Design. The Kind of Diamonds. 

T-shirt Design. The Queen of Diamonds. 

T-shirt Design. The Jake of Diamonds. 

 T-shirt Design. The Ace of Diamonds.

 T-shirt Design. Red Joker.

T-shirt Design. Green Joker.

 $8,000 - The deck is funded

$13,000 - Custom Red Seal instead of USPCC Black Seal on each Deck

$13,000 - 50 Half and 50 Full Brick Boxes with Custom Gold Seals on each deck and Brick Box

$13,000 - Backers with Pledge $30 or more can choose Custom Red or Gold Seals for their decks

Risks and challenges

The art work for Russian Folk Art is already complete and has approval from the US Playing Card Company.
There are always risks of production delays, but whatever problems arise, I will quickly resolve any issues. There's nothing more important for me than getting your rewards delivered on time.

Thank you all for your support!

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