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AU$ 31,412
pledged of AU$ 15,000pledged of AU$ 15,000 goal
494
backers
7days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, June 25 2019 2:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Circuit Playing Cards are a series of decks that are both functional and beautiful: precision-detailed, printed on the highest quality 310gsm card stock and perfect for family games night, poker with the guys or to give as a great gift.

It is designed for the games enthusiast, the casual gamer, the collector and the cardist to be a staple go-to deck in any situation.

The Circuit cards combines traditional playing card art with circuit themes to product a totally unique experience; a merging of new and old vividly portrayed with intricate embossed foil, bright popping colors and superb handling.

Elephant Playing Cards has been designing and developing custom playing cards since 2015, focusing on creating the most interesting and functional decks on the market. I'm EPC founder Ben Jones, a graphic arts experimenter and playing card designer, and I am so excited to bring this project to you!

Computers have been an integral part of our existence for decades now; so much that we are so used to their integration that we might not even notice them in the background of our lives. For the myriad functions that these machines carry out, I have always been fascinated that their incredible power is controlled by physical circuits and chips; constructed in a factory and brought to life with sparks of electricity.

These synthetic brains can function faster, more accurately and with greater scope than we ever could. But they are still the composition of plastic, metal and gels; which when constructed correctly make the modern miracle of computers.

I wanted to explore this fascination through the Circuit cards, highlighting the intricate and perfectly composed circuits that make it all possible. Channelling millions of independent electrical currents to hundreds of destinations, each circuit is the picture of unfathomable complexity. This is represented by the detailed background circuits anchoring the design to the circuit board, and the bold circuits making up the suit symbols.

I also wanted to embody the way in which this technology has become integrated into our lives, and so the court cards are composed of directional circuits. These circuit figures are the representative of this digital age, a time when it is becoming more and more difficult to see where we end and technology starts.

There are 4 decks in the Circuit Series: Rainbow White, Ice Blue, Neon Green and PCB:

Each deck boasts: 

  •  Intricate foil and embossing to box exterior
  •  Beautiful illustrations with subtle background design.
  •  Unique themed suits in the Circuit style.
  • Printed by WJPC on 310gsm German Black core card stock 

The White circuit deck is the picture of simplicity; Black, White and Red designs maximise functionality and aesthetic, while the simple box accented by embossed foil with rainbow shine is an understated beauty.

The Ice Blue circuit deck features subtle aqua circuits on a cool color pallet. Similar to the white deck, the card faces are optimised for functionality and ease of play, while the striking back and box draw the eye on every angle.

The Neon Green circuit deck is the dark horse of the series, with midnight black background highlighting the neon green circuits permeating the deck. From the embossed green design on the box to the neon accents of the back and faces, this deck stands on out a table!

The PCB deck (Printed Circuit Board) is a special edition design for the computer enthusiasts. Sheathed with Gold AND Silver foil, the design is imprinted onto the exact bottle green of traditional circuit boards. We have recreated the original EAGLECAD font used as a standard on printed circuity design, and continued the true-to-life experience through the cards with 100% metallic inks on the card fronts. This deck is not only functional, but a PERFECT gift for anyone who has an interest or fascination with computers!

At Elephant Playing Cards, we have designed, manufactured and distributed playing cards for a few years now. We produce and ship close to a hundred thousands decks of cards each year, we have partnerships with manufacturers, logistics providers, warehouses, retailers and, of course, you. We have successfully run 10 Kickstarter playing card projects and hope that this will be number 11!

If you support us by backing this project, we promise that we will not stop working for you until you have your full reward in your hands. Whether it be manufacturing errors, wrong delivery, damaged products, incorrect versions; whatever it is, if you have an issue you can reach out to us and we will make it right.

Photography and videography has been done on proof decks, so all the colors and designs are as true-to-life as you can get. No digital renders, no color manipulation, what you see if what you get – it IS as good as it looks!

Risks and challenges

Since 2015, Elephant playing cards has successfully designed and produced 20 decks and counting. From starting on a shoestring and a dream, we now ship tens of thousands of decks to customers each year and have warehouse locations around the world. Our partnerships with manufacturers, logistics providers, import/export services, warehouses and fulfillment centers makes the process of Kickstarting projects with us very low risk. As with all our campaigns, we will not close a project until every single backer has received their full pledge, that is our promise to you.

However, unexpected events do come up from time to time. Strikes, delays, machine malfunction, peak shipping times, holidays, human error and mis-deliveries can all cause unexpected issues in the process of getting your reward to you. We will do everything in our experience and power to mitigate this risk, and if things do go wrong we will be clear and open with ongoing communication until the problem is resolved.

All designs are 100% complete and approved by the manufacturer, we have notified our freight forwarder and warehouse, and we are excited to bring this project to life!

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