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Munich Artists designed a poker deck of Munich themed  playing cards celebrating Munich and Bavarian life. (Lets Party with Cards!)
Munich Artists designed a Munich themed poker playing card deck celebrating Munich and Bavarian life.
Munich Artists designed a Munich themed poker playing card deck celebrating Munich and Bavarian life.
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Munich Artists Poker Playing Cards (500 Artists Play Cards)

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We are making Munich Artists Playing Cards and organising an event called 500 Artists Play Cards!

Munich Artists Playing Cards

The 2 created by Munich Artists - Alexandra Ritter
The 2 created by Munich Artists - Alexandra Ritter
 

Elizabeth Hughes came to Munich Artists early this year and asked if we would be interested in making a set of playing cards. We loved the idea and told her that we would make playing cards if we had an event to involve more artists. Munich Artists decided to create 500 Artists Play Cards to see what artists could do with playing cards and combine the event with the creation of a set of artist designed playing cards.

We will have two decks.  One party deck and one deluxe deck. 

Party deck will come in a metal box
Party deck will come in a metal box

The party deck will come in a metal box. The Deluxe set will have a paper box created by Elizabeth Hughes  

The box for our Deluxe Munich Artists Cards
The box for our Deluxe Munich Artists Cards

All the artwork used for the Munich Artists Playing Cards has been created by talented Munich Artists who agreed to allow us to use their artwork for the card deck which will be printed in Germany. All of the artists for this project live and work in an around Munich, Germany but have ties with America, Japan, Australia, Turkey, Italy and Colombia. Here are most of the cards.  We will make a poster of these cards:

Here is a sampler from our Munich Artists Deck
Here is a sampler from our Munich Artists Deck

All of the artwork on the cards is original and by Munich Artists. The artwork focuses on Munich. Each artist created a set of four cards to design with four artists getting the opportunity to create a Bavarian King to complete the card deck.

The following Munich Artists were involved with the card deck:

  • Alexandra Ritter
  • Angela Smets
  • Ines Seidel
  • Janine Völkner 
  • Berit Opelt 
  • Süyümbike Güvenç-Noris
  • Penelope Richardson 
  • Isidora Romani 
  • Elizabeth Hughes ( artwork and card deck design)
  • Angelica Zeller-Michaelson 
  • Maximilian Lückenhaus
  • Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow
  • Emmy Horstkamp

The cards in a metal box are being ordered for October 16th and you can get them at the 30 Euro backer gift option.  The deluxe version of the cards will be ordered after our kickstarter.  All deluxe card decks and bonus gifts will be mailed to the recipients.  If you register for the two card decks, the party deck will be mailed to you with the deluxe version in November.

500 Artists Play Cards

On October 16, 2016 Munich Artists will be getting creatives together to share their creative talents (music, dance, singing etc.) and, if they want, the creatives can build a big card sculpture at Einstein Kultur.

empty hall at Einstein Kultur
empty hall at Einstein Kultur

Einstein Kultur is an art space in Munich that is deep underground. We will have three different cellar rooms near Munich's Einstein Jazz club to use for our art happening on October 16th from 1300 to 1800.  Munich Artists delegated the first room for video screenings and readings by Munich Artists, Munich Writers and Poets (It has bleacher seating). The second room will be left empty for us to build an organic card sculpture which will be videotaped through and shared later on our website. The third room will be where we have music from Munich Artists and where we sit and talk and take a break from our creative work.

A list of Artists who will be sharing their talents with us on October 16th is available on the Munich Artists website.  We have a light painter doing some of her magic, a jazz soul guitarist and a classical guitarist who will share his music towards the end of the evening.   If you are an artist and want to share your talents, let me know! emmy @ Kyfio (dot) com.

The funds raised from this Kickstarter campaign go towards production costs for the project. (license fees, printing fees, postage, etc.  Each artist signed a contract and we promise to pay them when you pay Munich Artists for the cards.)

Risks and challenges

We have a confirmed location for 500 Artists Play Cards and we have amazing artwork by Munich Artists formatted for playing cards by Elizabeth Hughes. Elizabeth designed the back of the playing cards and the face designs (area around the artwork.) We are currently sourcing printers to have the cards printed by the event date. If the cards are not ready by the event date, they will be mailed to the backers.

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.12

    Go Go Munich Artists!

    You want to show your support for our efforts and we thank you by offering you the unprinted King Card to use as the wallpaper on your phone. All Backers will be sent the link when our kickstarter ends!

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    Munich Artists Supporter

    We would love to meet you and say thank you. Stop by our office and we will give you a random A6 postcard of one of the playing cards. (Sorry we can't necessarily let you pick.)

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    Friends of Munich Artists

    You love Munich Artists and are willing to support our creative adventures. Thank you! For your support, we will send you a postcard with a random piece of artwork from the deck on one side and the back of the deck on the other for an A6 version of a playing card. Plus we will send you al kinds of creative energy vibes from Munich Artists and our friends.

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    Munich Artists Card Connoisseur

    Hurray! You are willing to purchase a deck of delux cards and support Munich Artists. In addition to your deluxe card deck, we will send you a random A6 postcard of one of the playing cards. (Sorry we can't let you pick.) We will also send you happy Karma points in your direction.

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    Munich Artists Party Animal

    Join the Party!! You want a deck of cards and to join us at 500 Artists Play Cards. We would love to have you there and have you help us create a large card sculpture on October 16 at the Einstein Kultur. As a Party Animal, you will get one deck of Munich Artists party cards and one deck of Deluxe cards sent to you after they are printed. Your name will be on the list of those allowed to enter Einstein Kultur on October 16, 2016. random A6 postcard of one of the playing cards. (Sorry we can't necessarily let you pick which card.)

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    Munich Artists Team Card Builder

    Hurray! You and a friend want to help us create a large card sculpture on October 16th at the Einstein Kultur. Thank you! You will receive 2 party decks and 1 Deluxe Munich Artists card deck, entrance for 2 to our 500 Artists Play Cards event on October 16, 2016 and a postcard with a random image from the deck on one side and the card deck back on the other.

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    Munich Artists Family Card Builders

    Excellent! You and your family want to help us create a large card sculpture on October 16 at the Einstein cultural centre. Thank you! You will receive 2 Munich Artists party decks, one deluxe deck, entrance for 2 adults and two children to our 500 Artists Play Cards art happening on October 16, 2016 and you get a random A6 postcard of one of the playing cards. (Sorry we can't necessarily let you pick which card.)

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    Pledge €50 or more About $56

    Munich Artists Art Collector

    Wow! You want Munich Artists deluxe playing cards and you want an A4 giclee print of one of the cards. (We let you pick which card image you want printed.) You will receive entrance to our 500 Artists Play Cards event on October 16, 2016 and a deck of party playing cards. In addition you get a postcard with a random image from the deck on one side and the back of the card image on the other.

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    Pledge €55 or more About $62

    Just Cards Baby. Just Cards

    All I want are cards. Give me Cards. For this backer level, you get 2 decks of Party Cards and 2 decks of Deluxe Cards.

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    Early Christmas Shopper

    Thank you! We are super happy that you are willing to support our project and get your Christmas shopping done early. We appreciate your help and offer you two deluxe decks of cards, one poster which contains all 54 cards images, one A4 giclee print on art paper and 2 party card decks. You are invited to join us on October 16th at Einstein Kultur to work on our sculpture and meet lots of creative people, listen to music, watch a video, hear some talented writers and so much more!

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    Munich Artists Bulk Pack

    This is a special offer for people who may want to get lots of cards for Christmas. With this package, you get 10 decks of deluxe cards. If you want to join the party we will love to have you with us and there will be a deck of party cards waiting for you.

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    Munich Artists Proofs in the Cards

    You are amazing and we thank you! We got our proofs in the mail so we decided to make them a bonus gift at the 150 Euro level. With your backing, you get 2 deluxe Munich Artists card decks, 1 poster, 1 A4 glicee print on art paper, entrance to 500 Artists Play Cards art event and two decks of party cards (cards ordered for the party) and one of the three proofs sent to us from the printer. They are glossy and show exactly what the cards will look like when printed. One side has the design that forms a pattern and the other side is a group of the playing cards. We only have three of these and we will offer you one. (First come first pick!!)

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    Munich Artists Superhero Sponsor

    You are awesome and helping our dreams come true! For 500 Euro, we will post a supporter widget on our website until the end of 2016. The widget shows up on the side of our website next to the blog posts. We will write an art or design related article about you on Munich Artists, give you two Deluxe deck of cards, a poster showing all of the cards from the deck, 1 A4 giclee print of an art piece from our deck, entrance to our 500 Artists Play Cards Art happening, and two Munich Artists party deck of cards.

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