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HYARTBy HYART
First created
HYARTBy HYART
First created
£2,543
pledged of £9,000pledged of £9,000 goal
148
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, July 22 2014 3:33 PM UTC +00:00

About

The concept behind Nothing but Suits Playing Cards

Nothing but Suits playing cards was very carefully thought out which I started out in November of last year. I love the concept of these cards because basically, I designed them with playing cards in mind. The design is pretty minimalistic using only the 4 suit shapes found on playing cards i.e. spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds to build up the design within each card. To make it even more meaningful, only the suit of that particular card is used to create that card meaning king of spades card is created only using different spades shape sizes and rotated to fit into the design and similarly for other cards with the other suits. This was a painstakingly complex and time-consuming task as each shape had to be positioned individually and resized. I've put so much of my life on hold just to get this design completed. Each card is uniquely created, following the lines and artwork of the standard playing cards designs that are in public domain to keep these cards easily and instantly recognizable for practical game play. 

Individually built up cards
Individually built up cards

Arriving at the design

Getting to where the cards are now was not straight forward by any means. My first card was the queen of hearts simply because it's a much loved court card within a deck of cards so decided to start my design on this. The design has changed countless times. When I thought I was onto something good and started on the next card, I always found myself going back to change the 1st card as new ideas and better ways of representing parts of the cards kept coming up. The final front design was not finalized until mid April when I could finally say this is what I want. I hope that you will love them too and support me in this design to bring this beautiful deck into production. I couldn't express more how happy I am that it's ready at last!

Fanning
Fanning
Aces
Aces

 Note the ace of spades is incomplete in the image as I will add some sort of identity to it such as NBS or the full name.

close-up
close-up
An even closer-up
An even closer-up
Another close-up
Another close-up
Number cards
Number cards

Editions

I am releasing 2 versions in this project. The first version is the Black Edition with black themed cards. The second version is the White Limited Edition with white themed cards. It's limited in that I won't be getting this one printed ever again and is only available in this Kickstarter project so get yours now before the end. The White Limited Edition is basically the Black Edition but with all the colors reversed. I haven't shown any photos here so that only the people who back this deck will have the privilege to see the design. The Black Edition will hopefully be available one day in some retail store, which I hope to get your support to help me achieve that.

Black Edition and White Limited Edition
Black Edition and White Limited Edition

PLEASE NOTE: Tuck boxes currently undergoing some design revision

Tuck Boxes - CURRENTLY BEING REVISED DUE TO DEMAND!
Tuck Boxes - CURRENTLY BEING REVISED DUE TO DEMAND!

Back design

You may have noticed that I haven't shown you anything on the back design yet and that's because it hasn't been completely finalized. I'm still deciding on this part. The design consists of only spades so it follows the theme of these cards. The design that I have now is the below but I may add a border to this design. 

Back design
Back design

Your support

Your support by pledging on this project is of paramount importance to me. I honestly believe this design is very unique and more importantly, is very meaningful to card players and collectors as only the 4 suit shapes from playing cards are used to design an entire deck of cards. I want to share this with as many people as possible and without your support, only a handful of people around me are ever going to see this design. Hope that you will love this deck design as much as I do. My ultimate dream is to get these cards out to retailers somehow and have them for sale in shops, even little ones. I know this is big challenge. Your support here would confirm that this design does appeal to the public and helps me get a step closer to hopefully getting them into some shops. If this deck does become successful, you will know you helped it on its way. 

Printing

The cards will be printed by QP as they have some of the best quality cards that I've handled using professional German card stock at 310gsm with black core layer, linen casino grade. I have found these cards to be excellent in quality, print and handling, all round perfect for what I'm looking for and they are a company that I trust to work with. My prototype deck came out better than I expected as I wasn't sure whether the small shapes would come out sharp during my design stage but they look great. The prototype deck is the one in the photos here. Hope you like the look of them too.

Shipping

Shipping is available worldwide so it doesn't matter where you are, I will be able to ship them to you. Depending on where you are though, it may take a bit longer but they will get to you. I hope to ship these cards out within a month or latest 2, of the project end. If you can't wait that long and you want to get your cards quicker than with the general dispatch to all backers, please add-on the quicker shipping option as detailed in the below "Add-ons" section. if you chose this, I will send out your deck as soon as I receive the cards myself and dispatch yours first and with a faster shipping method. Depending on how well this project goes or what pledges backers are most interested in, I will decide how to pack them but in general, they will be put into bubble wrap before being placed into an outer envelope or box to protect them during their transit. Shipping is included FREE to addresses in the UK and US and WILL BE free to Australia and Canada as well if we reach the £15k stretch goal. I'll absorb the costs. I was involved in developing the logistics flow for my company that I work for during the daytime so in terms of getting these cards prepared and shipped is not a problem for me.

Add-ons

Please see the below information for add-ons. Just add the corresponding amount to your pledge and send me a message regarding this so that I can make a note of it. I've kept it purely playing cards as this is what this project is all about. If I get enough requests for t-shirts, I will seriously consider it.

Add-on options
Add-on options

Stretch goals

£10000 - custom NBS seals

£15000 - FREE shipping to Australia and Canada too. If you have already added on your shipping to either of these 2 countries, you can modify your pledge to minus the shipping costs added. Or you could keep it as is as the extra little would help me out a lot.

£23000 - 1 extra free signed deck of Nothing But Suits Black or White  Edition (random distribution) for all backers pledging £38 and above. I will throw in the extra shipping costs as a result for free.

About me

I am a designer by hobby. I love artwork especially simple and elegant designs. I also love playing cards. I'm not a cardist but possessing a great deck of cards whether it's the design of the cards or a well manufactured deck that handles beautifully, gives me a real sense of satisfaction. I am amazed by the fact that playing cards are such a simple product but they are so versatile and can be used for so many different purposes. I hope that I can contribute to the playing cards community with my own rendition of a deck of playing cards designed solely with playing cards in mind.

Thank you for your support!

Alex

Risks and challenges

Challenges and risks should be pretty minimal in terms of getting the cards produced as I have good contacts with my printing company. Other risks could be slower or delayed shipping to some parts of the world but I'll try to get the cards to all bidders as quick as possible. Packaging them up according to backers pledges and addons and sending them out will probably take the longest of my time. I will have my friends to help me out on this if it gets too much for one pair of hands.

As with any projects though, the possibility of obstacles may pop up here and there. I can't guarantee that this project will go completely smooth but I do promise to do my utmost best to get the cards to your doorstep in the shortest time possible. I also promise to keep all updated on my progress with status updates.

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