Hunched over a magnifying glass, craft knife in hand, Suzy Taylor is the epitome of patience and precision. Beneath her tiny blade is a blank sheet of paper, but in her imagination, a dizzyingly complex design is waiting to reveal itself. Days later, thousands of minuscule slivers of paper litter the tabletop and what is left is an intricate lace, extremely delicate and supremely beautiful. This is the time-honored tradition of paper cut art and these are new Papercuts playing cards.
First the artwork is sketched onto the paper and then the painstaking cutting process begins. Suzy spent over a year creating these designs and the end result is breathtaking.
Suzy Taylor is a world-renowned paper cut artist who works from her home studio in Hertfordshire, England. Inspired by her son's interest in dexterous playing card manipulation or "cardistry," Suzy set out to create her own deck and cut each of the designs by hand.
"Creating a fully-custom deck of cards was an immense and rewarding challenge." says Suzy. The twelve court cards, ace of spades, jokers and back design were cut by hand, then digitized with a high-resolution scanner.
Each deck will come enclosed in a letterpress-printed tuck-case with gold foiling and embossed accents, giving these lovingly crafted cards the ornate packaging they deserve.
Papercuts Playing Cards by Suzy Taylor are a remarkable tribute to hand-crafted design. With your support, we can help introduce the incredible art of paper-cutting to people around the world.
This project is proudly brought to you by Art of Play, the leader in custom designer playing cards. Papercuts will be printed by The United States Playing Card Company using paper from sustainable forests and environmentally friendly water based ink.
Art of Play is also the premier choice for playing card fulfillment, providing services to top Kickstarter campaigns and major independent card producers. Their experienced team is capable of shipping thousands of decks a day around the world, and their expertise in this area will be devoted fully to Papercuts' success.
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Risks and challenges
Once funded, Papercuts playing cards will be sent off to our printer, where lead time is 6-8 weeks. To ensure they arrive in mint condition, each deck will come wrapped in cellophane, and every reward will be carefully packed up before shipping.
Our history with The United States Playing Card Company goes back 10 years and therefore, we're confident in their timeline and output quality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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