Artwork is created by Noah Whippie - a comic book artist, graphic designer and illustrator. Noah is also an amateur card magician, which means understanding the importance of a well-designed deck. This deck is not his first. He has already published Bicycle Coffin Fodder deck.
Each of the suits represents a different caste of society. The hearts are the clergy, diamonds - merchants, clubs - military, and spades - the working class. That concept is carried over substituting artisans for working class, giving the deck the significance of a "dark zodiac" of sorts. Each of the assets were hand illustrated and then digitally compiled to give it a more traditional feel. The deck reads like a 54-page occult manuscript steeped in otherworldly dark aesthetics. With an intense focus on Gothic surrealism. The glyphs or "letters" that was used in the designs are stylized "demonic calligraphy", a unique phonetic alphabet - to add character and subtext to the art. The cross symbol is one of Noah’s own design that he often adds to the art as a hidden "second signature" called "the infernal cross". Both decks feature accents of artwork made by applying of metallic silver and golden inks.
The BONE deck was crafted with subdued shades of ivory, giving the figures the look of polished bone, with exquisite gold metallic ink accents and a unique ace of spades.
The EBON deck is signified by stark shades of ashen grey, giving the figures the look of hewn slate, with silver metallic ink accents and a unique ace of spades.
• Artwork Created By Comics Artist – Noah Whippie
• Printed And Fulfilled By The NPCC
• Metallic inks for both decks
• Kickstarter Exclusive
• Custom Courts, Aces, Jokers, Pips Layout, Backside And Tuck Box
• One-way courts to show maximum detailing of images
• Premium Cardstock With Linen Finish With Ultrasleek Card Coating
• Custom Shape Seals As Stretch Goal
• Custom Interior As Stretch Goal • Embossing For Tucks As Stretch Goal
• Gold/Silver Foils For Tucks As Stretch Goal
Premium handcrafted collector's 2-deck wooden box will feature polished black surface and engraved pattern with demonic calligraphy glyphs, filled with silver inks. All boxes have interior wrapped with a black velvet velour. Check out of similar boxes pictures HERE and grab them if you like. Very limited quantity of these boxes will be manufactured.
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Risks and challenges
As it is not our first Kickstarter project, all possible risks were taken highly serious. We have done a lot of research to ensure that this project goes smoothly. Everything - from technical moments and design, to production time and shipping - checked twice. We got valuable experience on our previous projects, so production and shipping costs are precisely calculated and included in the project goal.
Printing is scheduled for June 2016, if funded (together with Memento Mori Collection Playing Cards)
Estimated shipping: end of July - August
Delivery via registered airmail.
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