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Custom poker size playing cards. Embodying the majesty of the mighty Elephant, these cards are designed with a timeless beauty.
306 backers pledged AU$ 17,229 to help bring this project to life.

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As we are based in Sydney; Australia, the project goal and all pricing is given in Australian dollars (AUD). We have included an approximate USD conversion for all the reward tiers and add-ons. The project goal of $10,000 AUD is approximately $7,000 USD.

 

The team at Elephant Playing Cards have designed and produced a lot of cards over the last few years, and we are now so excited to team up with Anomaly World Studios to present our namesake creation that embodies the balance between elegance & functionality, creativity & traditionalism, custom designs & interesting themes that EPC has come to embody: Elephant Playing Cards!

Elephants have been an part of human history for millennia; from work animals to warfare they have been revered and feared. We have strived to capture the majesty and grandeur of these ancient mammals in our designs, and sought to create a fitting tribute using the highest quality materials and printing techniques. These decks represent the most intricate and functional deck of traditional playing cards that we have produced to date:

 

From the dusty heart of Africa comes the Savanna Elephant; massive and resilient, they thrive in the harsh lands of the Sahara. The Desert Edition deck comes sheathed with intricate copper foil, highlighting the deep dusty browns and blacks of the earthy scheme. Fully custom Court cards, Aces and Jokers (Giant African Elephants) make this a deck that you don’t want to pass on!

Features:

  • 54 Custom Cards.
  • Each court, Ace and Joker cards have original illustrations.
  • The box is covered in intricate copper foil
  • The cards themselves are made of premium embossed black core European card stock.
  • Unique back design.
  • Printed by WJPC.

 

 

 

 

From the cold and scarce Tundra, the Asian Elephant endures natures harsh conditions with its immense strength. The Tundra Edition deck captures this icy defiance with silver foil highlighting glacial blue elements. Fully custom Court cards, Aces and Jokers (Shaggy Woolly Mammoths) create a unique combination that you don’t want to miss!

The Tundra edition is a Stretch Goal deck and will be unlocked once we reach $15,000. At that point, all reward tiers with multiple decks will be split into Desert and Tundra editions.

Features:

  • 54 Custom Cards.
  • Each court, Ace and Joker cards have original illustrations.
  • The box is covered in intricate silver foil with blue highlights.
  • The cards themselves are made of premium embossed black core European card stock.
  • Unique back design.
  • Printed by WJPC.

 

 

 

The darkest partner of the series, the Arabian Elephant treads quietly thought it's shadowy home. The Night Edition deck captures the feel of the starry evening with deep purple and black design boasting Gold foil and Gold Gilding to the deck. A custom die-cut box allow the shiny edging to show through in beautiful style. This limited edition deck is only available in select reward tiers! Deep black face design sets this deck apart.

Features:

  • Limited edition.
  • Gold gilding to the card edges.
  • 54 Custom Cards.
  • Each court, Ace and Joker cards have original illustrations.
  • The box is custom die cut, covered in intricate gold foil with deep purple highlights.
  • The cards themselves are made of premium embossed black core European card stock.
  • Unique back design.
  • Printed by WJPC.

 

 

The Elephant Playing Card deck has been carefully crafted to maximise playability while still presenting a unique design experience. The number cards are standard with large suit indices for easy recognition and play:

 

The court cards are fully custom, with each version representing a different color scheme. The Desert deck is full of warm pinks and yellows:

The Tundra deck embodies the frosty wasteland with icy blues and purples:

The Night deck is he shadow of midnight with inky purples and deep blacks:

These court card designs are unique to the Elephant Playing Card deck; hand drawn to suit the theme.

The Aces are also custom and incorporate intricate Elephant head design elements. From the mighty tusks to the entwined trunks, these artworks are absolutely stunning!

 

 

 

Finally the Jokers; representing the breadth of the Elephant species show a huge African elephant in the Desert Edition, and (fittingly) a Woolly Mammoth in the Tundra Edition.

 

 

Uncut Sheets

Uncut sheets have been a very popular part of our previous projects. This is where the sheet of printed cards is pulled from the production line before being cut, leaving it a beautiful piece of artwork. Hang it on a wall, give it to a friend – these collector’s pieces are both timeless and limited, don’t miss out!

Uncut sheets will ship unframed. The distributor will take every precaution to safely pack these, however minor scuffs, scratches, or creases may occur at the far edges of the sheets. These blemishes are unavoidable and are usually easily covered after it is framed.

To add either uncut sheet to your order, increase your pledge by $50 (USD $35) for USA or $57 (USD $40) for International. You can add as many Uncuts as you want. You will specify which uncut(s) you want in the survey at the end of the project.

  • $15,000 - Tundra Edition
  • $20,000 - Extra terrain
  • $30,000 - Camouflage

 

  • Kickstarter Campaign: Late November - Early December.
  • Surveys Returned: Mid-late December
  • Production proofs approved: January
  • Complete production of cards: February
  • Fulfillment and delivery: March

 

Elephant Playing Cards was created by designer Ben Jones in 2015 to experiment with creative and innovative graphic design. Using the helpful Kickstarter platform, EPC strives to push the boundaries of playing card technology and design to bring a final product that player and collector alike would be excited to own.

EPC partners with world-class production and fulfillment operations such as WJPC and Gambler's Warehouse to provide the best quality playing cards possible. To date we have produced 11 decks: 4 different Prism decks, 6 Pipmen designs and the intricately-detailed Medieval deck. We have many more project lined up for the future, so make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news!

Based in Sydney, Australia, Ben is an Engineer by profession, loves playing with graphic design and enjoys spending time with his wife and family.

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Elephant Playing Cards' Website

Anomaly world is a project created by Egor Klyuchnyk - Ukrainian designer and illustrator in 2012. Since then, they have created 8 playing cards deck, over 10 posters, 3 successful Kickstarter campaigns, books, author's figures, lots of other illustrations and commercial artworks. In collaboration with EPC was created Elephant playing cards set. Based in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Anomaly world Website

Anomaly world Facebook

Anomaly world Patreon

Risks and challenges

We have done a lot of research and reviewed several companies to ensure that this project goes as smoothly as possible. In the end, the proven quality and experience of WJPC was a major factor in the decision to produce with them. We have set the delivery date conservatively so as not to rush the production of the product, and have full confidence in WJPC to produce the decks, and Gamblers Warehouse to fulfill them. We have an excellent and longstanding relationship with both parties and anticipate no problems.

This is the Sixth successful Kickstarter project by Elephant Playing Cards which will make our Twelfth deck of Playing Cards, and while the first ones went off relatively smoothly, there may be unanticipated problems which could arise. We have thoroughly prepared for this campaign and will be open and transparent to all backers if any difficulties are encountered. The designs are 100% finished so there should be no delay in sending the digital proofs to the manufacturer, and then onto production.

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    1x DESERT Edition Earlybird

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    1x DESERT Edition deck at a special Earlybird Price!

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    1x DESERT Edition Deck

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    2x DESERT Earlybirds

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    2x DESERT (1 Desert 1 Tundra @ Stretch)

    DT2 ($18 USD)

    2x DESERT Edition decks.

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    1x NIGHT Edition Gilded Deck

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    1x shiny NIGHT Edition Gilded deck

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    4x DESERT (2 Desert 2 Tundra @ Stretch)

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    Collector's Edition EarlyBird

    COLEB ($45 USD)

    2x DESERT Edition decks, AND.
    1x NIGHT Edition Gilded Deck.
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    If Tundra deck is unlocked:

    1x DESERT Edition deck, AND.
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    6x DESERT (3 Desert 3 Tundra @ Stretch)

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    6x DESERT Edition decks.

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    1x NIGHT Edition Gilded Deck.

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    12x DESERT (6 Desert 6 Tundra @ Stretch)

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