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131
backers
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, January 10 2019 11:38 PM UTC +00:00

About

Playing cards have a long and interesting history that proves the playful character of men. Cards were probably invented in China in 9th century AD and they have come to Europe through Persia and Egypt. First playing cards were hand colored and were very rare, expensive and hard to purchase. First recorded production of the cards in Europe was in 15th century in Italy and Germany. Throughout history, cards have often changed their appearance, motifs and number of them, but today's characteristic look with four kings, queens etc. have determined in France in 15th century. At that time , kings have been represented the mighty rulers of the past. Each of them symbolized virtues of a true leader. The idea of this project is to revive this old tradition

The four kings in cards (King David, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Charlemagne) are the bearers of traditional values and virtues, therefore they are painted in a traditional figurative way with an emphasis on individual face lines.  The faces of kings and queens are mostly idealized, and they are given something of fantasy quality. 

4 kings: Alexander, Caesar, David, Charlemagne
4 kings: Alexander, Caesar, David, Charlemagne

Their royal clothes are represented traditionally in red and blue colors which are considered as the most powerful colors of all. The blue color has always symbolized the celestial values of rulers, power and braveness, but also infinity, spirituality and purity. In contrary, the red color is the strongest emotional color that symbolizes life vitality, fire and blood, but also love and passion.

Deck features:  

  • 52 poker size playing cards + 2 Joker cards
  • Printed at the highest quality at the linen finish paper
  • Embossing and foil on the tuck box as a stretch goal
  • The second deck with the blue background as a stretch goal
  • 100% custom design of cards and tuck box
  • Exclusively on the Kickstarter
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The backgrounds are treated with warm beige tones that suggest three-dimensionality, like the miraculous path to the unknown and surreal. The backside of the cards are treated with ornaments that remind of celtic motifs with a strong mystical effect.  The blue background can be unlocked as the stretch goal

Joker
Joker

Stretch Goals

4000 € - project funded

6000 € - blue deck unlocked

8000 € - embossing on tuck box

10000 € - golden foil on tuck box

Diamonds
Diamonds
Clubs
Clubs
Hearts
Hearts
Spades
Spades
Aces
Aces
mock up of the tuck boxes
mock up of the tuck boxes

Risks and challenges

All artwork has been finished and is ready to print.The production and shipment of the cards can result in minor delays, but apart from the production project is completely finished.
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