About this project
A deck we created that treats each card as something special, unique, and distinct to each one of us.
Where each card is its own piece of artwork that can stand on its own right.
And where each card within the deck portrays a different look, feeling, and presence.
From the hypnotic almost 3D back design, the rhythmic patterns on the number cards, to the detailed typographic portraits on the court cards, nothing but type.
This all comes together to you in a cohesive deck of playing card of 54 individual designs that are timeless, modern, and distinct to each one of us.
The Black Book Manifesto is also important in two additional ways...
Help us bring this unique deck of playing cards into the everyday life by pledging here on Kickstarter and submitting your word for your card.
As a Backer of the Black Book Manifesto Kickstarter, you can be the “founders” behind the Black Book series through your participation in the Black Book Manifesto deck and influence what’s to come.
We're passionate about playing cards and we're passionate about art. It's not just the amazing designs on playing cards we find that drives our passion but the time, attention, and quality of the playing cards themselves. Not many canvases out there involve a team of nineteen plus people to produce, extremely expensive machinery, proprietary methods/materials, and have such a rich history.
When getting a deck of cards, you get the whole package (beautifully design cards and a well-crafted medium) and we feel that is extremely unique. Playing cards are a fantastic way to express an artistic idea through an affordable, tangible, and usable medium - something complicated and dynamic yet so compact that it all fits in the palm of your hand.
That in itself we think is just brilliant.
Use the below Chart Cards to determine what playing card is assigned to your birth month and day. Locate the date of your birthday along the top of the pie-shaped columns and then located your birth month along the side. Use the color key to determine your Playing Card suite.
Since many are gifting art prints and decks to others and sending them their playing card assigned to their birthday, take a look at the greeting cards you can add to your pledge.
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Risks and challenges
There are risks and challenges with every project that can occur outside of our control no matter how much planning we do. Issues can arise that involve shipping, production, and other unknowns such as natural disasters.
We cannot promise that our project will be flawless but we can say that we are dedicated and prepare to tackle any obstacle that comes our way by keeping our backers informed while we work on an effective solution. If our last project is an indication of how we work, you can see that we effectively work through all steps of the project while communicating to our backers via the project updates.
In advance of launching this project, we have spent months working with our suppliers regarding production to work through any foreseen issues. In addition, we have weighed each reward to determine accurate shipping rates and worked through budgeting to ensure we raise enough funds to produce each unique reward. Having completed successful Kickstarter projects previously, we have a good process down for handling pledges, shipping, and fulfillment.
We hope you like the Black Book Manifesto deck design and concept and join us. We have shared with you the unique custom tuck box, back of the playing cards, and several of the card designs. We will be sharing more card designs throughout the project. The words that are displayed in each card design will be replaced based on Backer's involvement in the project. Final production schedules are determined by USPCC and our partner printers for rewards so delivery dates could fluctuate but we will keep you informed throughout the process. In addition, we have worked hard to ensure the photos we provide are a good indication of what will be produced. However, all images of the decks, tuck boxes, and rewards in the above photos are mockups. The finished products may vary slightly. We will continue to update our backers on project development, production, and shipping status.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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