Dreamers Playing Cards
Printed by USPCC. Tuck by Clove St. Press. Whimsical, visually arresting playing card exploring the manifestation of the self in dreams
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 4 2018 1:04 PM UTC +00:00.
The dreamer is the centre of all dream experiences. When we are dreaming, we are often avatars of our woken selves. We manifest, occasionally, as specific personas and alter egos but we are almost never aware of those manifestations when we are dreaming. We may look different, we may be of the opposite gender, we can be younger or older or we can be someone else. To the dreamer, the dream is reality. Lepidopterological musings aside, we have to agree with the Taoist allegory that it is sometimes hard to tell what is dream and what is reality.
We are printing 2 editions:
- Printed by the United States Playing Card Company
- Crushed Bee Stock
- Traditionally Cut
- Magic Finish
- Deluxe Edition tuckcase by Clove St. Press
- Made in USA
The Dreamers deck is another exciting collaboration with Copete Cohete, Designers of Explorers Revelation & Domination Playing Cards.
Combining an intriguing concept with their signature whimsical graphical styles. A tribute to Kon Satoshi, the stylistic themes are heavily influenced by Japanese anime, especially that of Paprika and are characterized by striking and vivid mash-ups of colours and highly imaginative representations. The Dreamers is another thrilling attempt to push the boundaries of playing card design.
Court cards: The avatars of the kings, queens and jacks of the Dreamers deck. Each avatar is depicted in multifaceted manner showing how different personas can be reflected in dreams.
Jack of Spades symbolize Force, Complot, Automated & Order.
Queen of Spades symbolize Strategy, Intelligence, Plan, Control, Silence & Fear.
King of Spades symbolize the dream state of Bellic, Armed, Death, Uniform & Defense.
Jack of Hearts symbolize Nostalgia, Betrayal, Conflict and Jealousy.
Queen of Hearts symbolize Lust, Beauty and Self-Love.
King of Hearts symbolize Vanity, Confidence, Trust & Truth
King of Clubs symbolize Fierce, Death, Survivance, Creature, Ambush.
Queen of Clubs symbolize Universe, Mother Nature, Planets, Infinite & Unknown.
Jack of Clubs symbolize Colossal, Poison, Alive & Nature.
Jack of Diamonds symbolize Precise, Focused, Intuitive & Restless.
Queen of Diamonds symbolize Envy, Invaluable & Beauty
King of Diamonds symbolize Precious, Sharp, Expensive, Exact, Alchemia & Element.
Tuck case & card backs: Intricate and whimsical details exhibiting the nature of the dreamers in dreams
Specialized Tuck Case: Letter Pressed by Clove St Press
For add-ons, you need to be already pledging for a reward.
You can then click on ‘Manage your pledge’ and under the pledge amount of the reward you pledge, increase the amount accordingly to each of the add-ons price (see below).
After the campaign is concluded, we will be sending a survey to ask you for the details of your add-ons. To help us with this process, you can drop us a message after you have adjust your pledge to include the add-ons with the details of your add-ons. If you have any question, do feel free to drop us a message as well.
You will be able to specify the Dreamers standard/deluxe edition and the uncut sheets of your choice in the survey after the campaign ends. (If Dreamers Persona deck is unlocked)
FUNDING GOAL // HKD$40,000
Dreamers Avatar: standard & deluxe edition
STRETCH GOAL 1 // HKD$60,000 <UNLOCKED!>
Crushed Bee stock, Traditionally Cut on Dreamers Avatar & Persona (if unlocked) standard & deluxe edition
STRETCH GOAL 2 // HKD$100,000 <LOCKED>
Dreamers Persona: standard & deluxe edition
Risks and challenges
We anticipate minimal risks in terms of design (they are done!), production (we have settled the major details!) and fulfilment (this is always a challenge for KS projects) for this project. Of course, getting sufficient support to make this project a reality is always the most important factor.
As mentioned above, the main challenge is to get the decks and rewards that you pledged to you in the fastest possible time. We have gotten better at smoothing the production and fulfilment processes with our partners and striking a good balance between ensuring that the decks and rewards are of the best quality, which usually took up a fair bit of our time in refining the design and assuring quality, and timely production and fulfilment. Having said that, we always strive to do better for every project.
We will be fulfilling directly from us in Hong Kong depending on your location. The decks will be packed safely and shipped with tracking number. We look forward to you receiving your rewards as soon as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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