Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
USPCC Printed -The Black Book Manifesto Playing Card Deck's video poster
Play

54 Beautifully Detailed Playing Cards all built through type where we all have a card. Read more

Chicago, IL Design
Share this project
775
backers
$30,033
pledged of $20,000 goal
0
seconds to go

Funded!

This project was successfully funded on August 23, 2014.

54 Beautifully Detailed Playing Cards all built through type where we all have a card.

Chicago, IL Design
Share this project

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.  

 VIDEO:  Special Thanks to Mi Ka for the music "Understanding Each Other"

hear more @ https://soundcloud.com/mikamusic-1

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

FAQ

  • To add on items, all you need to do is make sure the total dollar amount you are pledging for includes the cost for all items you would like to receive in your reward package.

    You can select your desired pledge level on the right side of the page and then you will be brought to a screen with a field where you can manually enter in a new total pledge amount to include the cost for all rewards you would like to receive.

    To add-on items after you have pledged…

    You will find a “manage your pledge” button on the right-side of the home page located under the # of days left to go near the top of the page. Click on the "manage your pledge" button and it will bring you to a page where you can manually enter in a new pledge amount.

    To ADD-ON items, all you need to do is manually adjust your total pledge dollar amount to include the total dollar amount for all items you would like to receive.

    So as an example:
    If you are currently pledging at the $15 deck tier as a USA backer and would like to add-on 1 deck from the add-on menu, you would update your total pledge amount to ($15+$11) to equal a total pledge amount of $26.

    Last updated:
  • Yes, you can choose to get all BICYCLE-branded decks, all non-branded, or a mix of both.

    So for example, for the two (2) deck reward tier, you can choose to select 2 BICYCLE-branded decks or 2 non-branded decks or one of each.

    Last updated:
  • The early bird offer of one Founders Metal Seal included at no additional cost is available at pledge tiers on the project page that includes two or more decks up to the 1st 1,000 pledges. The Metal seal at no additional cost is not available in the ONE (1) deck pledge Tiers even if you add-on decks. Must select a pledge tier that includes TWO (2) or more decks so we can track accordingly. (If you are already looking to get two sealed decks, this is a savings of $1-$5 compared to pledging for a single deck and adding on decks and seals - otherwise if your interested in only one sealed deck you can just add-on the seal for $5/seal.) The metal sealed decks contains the same custom inside cards as the Manifesto deck & comes non-cellowrapped.

    Last updated:
  • It is your choice if you want to the metal seal to be adhered to the deck or come separately. Your choice of....
    - metal seals adhered directly to the tuckbox and deck comes non-cellowrapped.
    - metal seal come separately that you can apply and deck will come cellowrapped.

    Last updated:

Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $11 or more

    25 backers All gone!

    ** Early On The Scene - ONE (1) Black Book Manifesto Deck ~ Your Choice of BICYCLE-branded or non-branded. Includes USA Shipping. International shipping add $5. (**this pledge level is not eligible for the 1st 1,000 backer Founder's metal seal)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $12 or more

    46 backers Limited (4 left of 50)

    ** Early On The Scene - ONE (1) Black Book Manifesto Deck ~ Your Choice of BICYCLE-branded or non-branded. Includes USA Shipping. International shipping add $5. (**this pledge level is not eligible for the 1st 1,000 backer Founder's metal seal)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    66 backers

    ** ONE (1) Black Book MANIFESTO (non-Bicycle) Deck - Includes USA Shipping. International shipping add $5. (**this pledge level is not eligible for the 1st 1,000 backer Founder's metal seal)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    50 backers

    ** ONE (1) BICYCLE-Branded Black Book Manifesto Deck - Includes USA Shipping. International shipping add $5. (**this pledge level is not eligible for the 1st 1,000 backer Founder's metal seal)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $20 or more

    16 backers

    ONE (1) Metal Sealed Black Book MANIFESTO (non-Bicycle) Deck - Includes USA Shipping. International shipping add $5.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $20 or more

    12 backers

    ONE (1) Metal Sealed BICYCLE-Branded Black Book Manifesto Deck - Includes USA Shipping. International shipping add $5.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $26 or more

    316 backers

    TWO (2) Black Book MANIFESTO decks ~ Your choice of BICYCLE-branded or non-branded. Includes USA Shipping. International shipping add $7.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $37 or more

    63 backers

    THREE (3) Black Book Manifesto Decks ~ Your choice of BICYCLE-branded or non-branded. Includes USA Shipping. International shipping add $9.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $46 or more

    22 backers

    ONE (1) ART PRINT & TWO (2) Black Book Manifesto Decks ~ Your Choice of Card Design for Art Print & Your choice of BICYCLE-branded or non-branded decks. Includes USA Shipping. International shipping add $13.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $48 or more

    72 backers

    FOUR (4) Black Book Manifesto Decks ~ Your choice of BICYCLE-branded or non-branded. Includes USA Shipping. International shipping add $11.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $66 or more

    11 backers

    ONE (1) UNCUT sheet & Your choice of TWO (2) Black Book Manifesto Decks (BICYCLE-branded or non-branded). Includes USA shipping. International shipping add $17.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $70 or more

    30 backers

    SIX (6) Black Book Manifesto Decks ~ Your choice of BICYCLE-branded or non-branded. Includes USA shipping. International shipping add $15.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $88 or more

    7 backers

    ONE (1) UNCUT sheet & Your choice of FOUR (4) Black Book Manifesto Decks (BICYCLE-branded or non-branded). Includes USA shipping. International shipping add $21.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $136 or more

    27 backers

    ONE BRICK (12 decks in all) of Black Book Manifesto Decks ~ Your choice of BICYCLE-branded or non-branded. Includes USA shipping. International shipping add $27.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (45 days)