£5,180
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191
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 8 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00
£5,180
pledged of £9,500pledged of £9,500 goal
191
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 8 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hi! my name is Christian Ellingstad and I am a Norwegian graphic designer, hobby poker player and card and magic enthusiast based in London, UK. 

I am excited to present my new poker sized deck, Pride of Peacocks by Arcadia, inspired by Persian and Indian culture where the elegant and mysterious peacock is worshiped - a symbol of immortality and the guardian to royalty. This is a luxurious, custom deck for anyone who is as enthusiastic about cards as I am, whether you are a magician, poker player or just someone who appreciates the finer things in life. 

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Summary

  • Luxurious peacock themed deck
  • 56 poker sized playing cards (52 cards + 2 jokers + 1 double backer +1 bonus card)
  • Manufactured by Cartamundi in Belgium  
  • Cards are printed on Cartamundi's famous B9 True Linen Finish - developed especially for players, cardists and magicians
  • Gold and white foiled tuck box 
  • Custom pips and faces with peacock details - based on the classic playing card design
  • Gold metallic ink on the card backs and fronts
  • Custom stamp seal
  • The more decks you pledge for, the cheaper the price will be per deck

The tuck cases display the majestic peacock along with eye catching elements based on the bird's feathers. The cases will be printed with high quality gold and white foil on dark blue, textured cardboard stock, just to add another depth of luxury to the look and touch. 

Tuck box details - click image for HD
Tuck box details - click image for HD
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The sides display the latin phrase "Audaces Fortuna Iuvat", meaning "Fortune Favours the Bold" - click image for HD
The sides display the latin phrase "Audaces Fortuna Iuvat", meaning "Fortune Favours the Bold" - click image for HD
Close-up of the seal
Close-up of the seal

The cards will be printed using Cartamundi's famous B9 True Linen Finish. This is a high quality paper stock developed especially with cardists and magicians in mind. The paper is soft, but springy, giving the cards superior handling and longevity. For the print, we will be using metallic inks with golden pigments on both the backs and facecs. This will give the cards a luxury and stunning look. There will be no white edges on the backs meaning fanning the cards will give you flawless results.

Details of the card back - Click the image for HD
Details of the card back - Click the image for HD
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The court cards are all based on the standard face designs, but with custom details from the peacock. For instance, instead of holding a flower, the jacks and queens are holding a peacock feather. By using the standard design of the faces, it makes the deck more suitable for magicians as spectators won't be sceptical or suspicious towards the cards.

Faces contain peacock details and will be printed with a golden metallic ink  - click the image for HD
Faces contain peacock details and will be printed with a golden metallic ink - click the image for HD
Examples of the custom pips
Examples of the custom pips
The jokers depict two beautifully decorated peacocks (with joker hats of course) - Click image for HD
The jokers depict two beautifully decorated peacocks (with joker hats of course) - Click image for HD
        

We don't just want the Pride of Peacocks deck to look amazing, but also to feel amazing in your hands. Therefore, the quality of Pride of Peacocks cards is one of the most important factors for us. To achieve a deck with supreme handling, we are manufacturing the cards with Cartamundi in Belgium. As mentioned earlier, they will be printed on their famous card stock, the True Linen B9 Finish. This card stock is specifically made for cardists, players and magicians. This deck is, therefore, not just for decoration, but also ideal to use when trying to attract followers with your cardistry Instagram videos, in your magic routines or when winning money from your friends at poker.

The Pride of Peacocks deck will be printed by Belgium based Cartamundi
The Pride of Peacocks deck will be printed by Belgium based Cartamundi

ADD-ONS

Extra Pride of Peacocks decks - £11 (~$14) per deck

Uncut Sheet - £30 (~$40) per sheet

How Add-ons work:

Adding several goodies is a piece of cake. 

- First, choose a reward tier

- Next, go to "Manage my pledge" on the top right of the page. Add the amount of the add-on you want. 

- You will then have to confirm and you will be redirected to the payment. 

- Note that more add-ons will become available as new stretch goals are being reached (see below).

What is Arcadia?

Arcadia is the start of a dream I have had for a while. The plan is to release a series of themed, high end decks under this brand. Pride of Peacocks is the first deck in this series. Make sure you follow us on Instagram, Facebook and sign up to our email list on Arcadia's website to not miss out on any news or exclusive, future discounts.

Shipping

We have decided to deal with the fulfillment ourselves. This means that, once the cards are produced, we will have them sent to us (in the UK) and we will send out all the decks to our backers. This gives us complete control over all shipments, whilst saving money which we can spend on making the product better. However, if we have a larger quantity of backers from USA than expected, we will work with Gambler`s Warehouse to sent out the decks to our American backers. 

Stretch Goals

First stretch goal will be announced at £12 000.

Risks and challenges

We have done extensive amounts of research to minimise as many risks as possible when it comes to producing this deck. All files are ready for print so if we reach our goal, all that needs to be done is to send them off to Cartamundi.

The main area where problems can arise is, like any other playing card project on Kickstarter, when it comes to shipping. As mentioned, we are doing the fulfillment ourselves for maximum control.
It is also possible to experience delays when it comes to the printing of the cards, but Cartamundi is a well established manufacturer of playing cards so they know what they are doing. If any problems will arise, we will solve them as quickly as possible and keep all backers updated.

Note that Arcadia can not be held responsible for any damaged, unclaimed or destroyed parcels, so please make sure to enter the correct address when you receive the survey after the project has been funded. Delivery can also take longer than expected.
You might be charged customs/import duty, depending on where you
live. We are not responsible for these costs.
Sometimes customs might open parcels, and maybe even the deck, to see what is inside. This is something that cannot be controlled.

Design and artwork is subject to minor changes.

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    We will thank you and honor you on our website as an important part of this deck's existence.

    Also includes:

    - 12 Pride of Peacocks decks (You can have as many as you want signed)
    - 1 Uncut sheet
    - Free worldwide shipping

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Funding period

- (32 days)