Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 21, 2013.
About this project
With Your Help, The Garden Deck will Come Alive
We're asking for your help today to print the E8 Garden Deck. Born out of a passion for Design & Healthy living, we wanted to create an original piece that sheds awareness on the magic and beauty of Vegetables and need your pledge to bring it to life.
The Age of the Vegetable Is Upon Us
It’s time to Veg Out! And by that we mean it’s time to celebrate vegetables and how far they’ve come. Vegetables are the “it” ingredients of contemporary cuisine. We procure these healthful, natural treasures from farm stands and greenmarkets and enjoy them everywhere at juice bars, around the family dining table, and in the hottest restaurants, where chefs cook them into their latest signature dishes.
E8 Garden Deck
The E8 Garden Deck commemorates our collective love for vegetables and further raises awareness of their healthful qualities by making them the focus of a stunning deck of graphic playing cards. Whatever your game—poker, blackjack, or even solitaire—when you play with the E8 Garden Deck, every hand is a winning one, reminding you of the great taste and healthful benefits of vegetables.
Which Vegetables Are In the Deck … and Why?
We’ve chosen to fete the most popular vegetables of the moment, including:
Artichokes | Asparagus | Beets | Broccoli | Romanesco Broccoli | Aubergine Eggplant | White Eggplant | Striped Eggplant
The face cards (Jack, Queen, King) are represented by the three varieties of eggplant which are considered the “King of Vegetables”:
Who is Eight Communications?
We’re a band of vegetable-loving creatives who run a boutique design shop in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district. Some of us dine out on a daily basis; others ride their bikes to work, and everywhere else. Vegetables are the place where all of our interests, passions, and lifestyles intersect. They are the ultimate win-win food, combining healthful benefits with incredible, natural flavor.
What's for Lunch?
To commemorate the launch of the E8 Garden Deck, we've asked some of the best chefs from all over to share their recipes for dishes showcasing the vegetables in our deck. Check them out on our TUMBLR PAGE.
What's in the Box?
Each E8 Garden Deck contains 52 Bicycle® Playing Cards: The 'standard' 52 Poker Cards, 2 Jokers and 2 Promo Cards.
Pledge Levels & Rewards
E8 GARDEN DECK BICYCLE ® PLAYING CARDS
SEEDLINGS - The first 20 decks will be awarded to the earliest risers for $6
SPROUTS - The second 20 will go to morning birds for $8
SHOOTS - Everyone can play with their Veggies for just $11
E8 GARDEN DECK UNCUT SHEET
The graphic nature of our playing cards really comes alive in this poster that shows off the full design. Hang it in your kitchen, office, or dining room and trumpet your vegetable love to one and all. You will also receive one E8 Garden Deck Bicycle® Playing Cards with your pledge.
E8 GARDEN CHEF'S PACKAGE
Just in time for Father's Day, order the Chef's Package and treat your loved to a Tote Bag for visits to the Farmer's Market, a Chef's Apron for Grilling, and Mug for some afternoon Tea and one E8 Garden Deck Bicycle® Playing Cards with your pledge.
E8 GARDEN DECK T-SHIRT
Order now and get one of these specially designed T-Shirts, perfect for strolling the farmer's market any day of the week, or grilling vegetables on a summer weekend. You will also receive one E8 Garden Deck Bicycle® Playing Cards with your pledge.
E8 GARDEN DECK FARMER'S MARKET TOTE BAG
Be the envy of other shoppers when you load your weekly vegetable haul into this tone-perfect tote at the farmer’s market. You will also receive one E8 Garden Deck Bicycle® Playing Cards with your pledge.
E8 GARDEN MUG
Enjoy your morning coffee or a tasty Veggie soup with your own Veggie Mug. You will also receive one E8 Garden Deck Bicycle ® Playing Cards with your pledge.
E8 GARDEN DECK CHEF'S APRON
Every home cook can always use another apron, especially when it’s as casually stylish as this one. You will also receive one E8 Garden Deck Bicycle® Playing Cards with your pledge.
E8 GARDEN DECK VEGGIE PLATES
Choose your favorite Vegetable suit and use these plates to serve your favorite veggie recipe. You will also receive one E8 Garden Deck Bicycle® Playing Cards with your pledge.
We even have a few surprises saved up if we exceed our goals. We're not giving away too much information, but lets say that we'd like to compliment the Garden Deck with a sweet, healthy surprise.
So please help us raise awareness of the power and beauty of Vegetables. Click on the like button, share this video and link with your friends on Facebook, Twitter (#gardendeck), Google+, Instagram and via email and help us get the Garden Deck printed.
Risks and challenges
The E8 VEGGIE DECK has already been designed. Now, the main risk is delivering high quality playing cards production and printing. To offset this risk, we have partnered with the best of vendors including the United States Playing Card Company. We've also carefully reviewed other projects on Kickstarter to improve the process and make sure all our funders receive quality awards for helping us promote this campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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