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Retro playing cards for the modern cardist
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Paperwave Playing Cards

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Hi, my name is Lorenzo Cobo, Colombian graphic designer, cardist, and sleight of hand artist based in New York City, and this, is Paperwave Playing Cards. I have been working on Paperwave for over two years now, and it has been a dream of mine to produce a deck of cards for even longer. I am happy to announce that this dream is now closer than ever, and with your help, we can make this a reality for all of us!

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Photo by Linus Schmidt

Design

This deck design was born from an exploration of style. I wanted to design a deck that mixed mysterious, stylish, and nostalgic elements, that would culminate in a homage to the Synthwave music genre and culture, also known as Retrowave. 

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Photo by Edoardo Cavalieri

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Many things inspired and informed the design of this deck, from 80’s science fiction and scientific diagrams, to some of my favorite Synthwave artists such as Kavinsky and Power Glove, to the father of Optical art, Victor Vasarely. 

Custom Cards
Custom Cards

I wanted to design a deck that would enhance the sense of motion and repetition when being handled. This is done through the implementation of concentric circles, which create an echoing optical illusion. 

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 Box Design 

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USPCC Printing

There will be 1000 decks printed by the United States Playing Card Company in their unrivaled standard crush stock to ensure the highest quality possible. Other decks printed on this stock are the latest Fontaine, Anyone, and Virtuoso playing cards. This deck will never be reprinted. 

Fulfillment and Shipping

After searching for the most affordable shipping rates and reliable services, I chose Gamblers Warehouse to pack and ship all orders, for their great service and prices. 

Risks and challenges

United States Playing Card Company is one of the most reliable playing card factories worldwide, thus production will be on the highest quality.

On the other hand, Kickstarter doesn't allow second chances. We have 30 days to get Paperwave playing cards funded, or we won't see this project come to life.

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