ABOUT THE PROJECT
Inspired by the ancient Aztec art comes "Aztec CODEX playing cards" All the pictures will be based on the ancient Aztec codex. My work is to match their technique in an unique way sympathizing with all the small details.
The purpose of the cards will be to introduce new generations to the old style of art in a very fun way. We will be able to start learning some basic elements of the Aztecs and being introduce to something that little by little is disappearing in our culture. When I talk about culture I talk about world culture and not just about one country. I believe that we have to preserve any kind of good things that our ancestors have left us. The most important for me is art.
My goal after funding the project is to grow as an artist in the state of Texas. Making this right will help me a lot to give my first step into the scene of art and show to the world that there are many techniques to be explored.
All the cards were designed to have a meaning according to the codex.
The kings are based on the last 4 hueytlatoanis of Mexico. Cuahutemoc, Moctezuma, Tizoc, and Ahuizotl. They fought bravely to protect the territory where they lived. The deserve to be on the top and have the letter "K" as their flag for the game.
For the queens we have Aztec women doing their labors. Taking care of the babies, gardening, cooking, and watching the house while their men are laboring for the village.
My favorite ones are the Jacks. We have different kinds of Aztec warriors but the most important (and well known) are the eagle and jaguar warriors. They were categorized depending on how good the were fighting and killing people which makes them bloody cards.
The Jokers are nothing but the mystical Aztec Gods. Hutzilopochtli and Tlaloc appear on cards and do not forget that we also have Quetzalcoatl (one of the most loved) on the tuck box. Unfortunately I don't have more space on the deck to portrait some more.
All the decks will be printed on MPC. These are the features:
*Custom Tuck box
*54 poker size cards
The faces of the Aztec dice will be based on some of the Aztec years and the numbers of various prehispanic Mexican civilizations.
They will be printed in "plasticos de Mexico" to collaborate with a different country and which better than the one we made the project about.
You can always send me your concerns about the campaign trough KS. If your questions are about anything else you can contact me on my FB fan page, right here. Emmanuel Valtierra Illustrator. Don't forget to give me a LIKE.
Risks and challenges
The only challenge I'll have is to get all the products at your homes on time. The company where I print the cards is great with times so there will be no problem with them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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