Deck of custom BICYCLE playing cards: Mr. BIG
I'm creating a custom Bicycle deck with an organized crime theme. Fully painted Yakuza, Yardies, Mafia in a modern video game style.
Hi. I'm Phil Atherton and I am a video and board game artist and illustrator. Thank you for taking the time to check out my kickstarter project.
The project is a custom deck of playing cards designed by me and printed by the USPCC. The deck is fully custom with digitally painted court cards and has a gangster theme. I have been inspired by such media as GTA and breaking bad with design elements drawn from currency, weapons and gang culture. There is also a hint of 70s exploitation with some big afros and big characters.
This is my first Bicycle® deck and it will only be in production for the duration of this project. Afterwards, the designs will be retired for good and will never be printed again.
Here's an image that I'm currently working on:
I am designing these cards to reflect current popular culture in order to make them a cool collectors item. They have a pretty distinct style and should in the future, be reminiscent of this particular period in time.
Here's a concept for the ace o' spades. I'm going with a Mexican mafia theme for the spades. I've used the 'black hand of death', a common Mexican mafia tattoo with some Mexican themed detail. The skulls etc were inked on paper, scanned and put in the design.
The funds from the project will mainly go on production costs. The USPCC has a 2500 deck minimum. It also buys me the time to put all of my efforts into creating a cool and desirable deck of cards.
Risks and challenges
If the project is successfully funded, there is little or no risk that you will receive your reward. I am the only person responsible for the project and I can confirm that I am very dependable and dedicated. I have contacted the USPCC already to work out my time and cost budgets.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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