Name of the deck was inspired by Branle, 12th-century French chain dance adopted (c. 1450–c. 1650) by European aristocrats, especially in France and in England, where the word branle was anglicized as “brawl.”
Aristocrats frequently performed pantomimic branles in which they scolded each other like washerwomen or courted (as in the branle de Poitou, the possible ancestor of the minuet). Certain branles, especially in France, were designated for specific age groups, such as the lively branle de Bourgogne for the youngest dancers.
Branle Playing Cards on Kardify (first look): http://goo.gl/GON17H
Branle Playing Cards deck portrays history and culture of 16-17 centuries. Each of the suits can be associated with a particular European country. For example, the peaks - Britain, hearts - France, clubs - Spain and diamonds - Eastern Europe (Rzeczpospolita, Transylvania, Hungary). Suits are not linked to these countries directly, but the association is undoubtedly present. It is more like an alternative view to the real European history and culture of that era.
Only 800 decks will be ever printed and will be limited for Kickstarter backers only. Each deck will have numbered custom seal.
All artwork created by Chesley Trem.
Interior print of box
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- Printed and Fulfilled by the NPCC
- Only 800 decks will be printed (750 available on KS)
- Custom Courts, Aces, Jokers, Pips Layout, Backside and Tuck box
- Casino Classic Black Core Card stock with Linen Finish
- Premium Card Stock Box
- Custom Numbered Seals
- Custom Interior as goal
- Exterior Embossing as goal
- Hot Foil Stamping as goal
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 Jul 6-10.
Branle will be printed together with BTT Asylum.
Estimated shipping - end of Jul
Delivery - Aug via registered airmail.
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