WIRETAP: Bicycle® Playing Cards by Dave Boyd
Wiretap is a deck focusing on mass surveillance - the deck is always watching, waiting, and dissecting.
ABOUT THE DECK
Recently, there has been a huge spike in knowledge of wiretapping activity around the globe. Inspired, I set out to make Wiretap, a deck focused on putting the power to spy back into the hands of civilians. The courts have been major power players of the United States' intelligence community, and they have either helped or hindered (depending on the viewer's perspective) the efforts of the US to conduct their surveillance.
- 100% custom, hand-drawn designs. All pencil art, finished digitally.
- Air Cushion finish - Allows for easier fanning, and shuffling is a breeze.
- Durable Bicycle® stock.
- Limited Edition - Only 2,500 Wiretap decks will be printed, ever.
- Features members of the intelligence community and former presidents.
- Signed, Numbered, Uncut Sheets - Limited Edition
Only 125 of these will ever be printed, and they are exclusive to the KS community at this rate. Others will be sold in my shop after the campaign at unfriendly prices.
- Signed, Numbered, Original Artwork
All done on 8.5x11" heavy stock bristol-board. Fully-rendered pencil sketches from the progression of the campaign.
- Collector Coins
1.5" coins with Antique Brass Finish. They have a heft to them, and come in soft plastic flip cases.
- Business Card-Sized Magnets
Perfect for sharing with friends, or pinning all of your top-secret documents to the fridge. (You're a pretty bad spy if you do that, though.)
- B/W TShirts
- $1mil - I will install a seismometer next to George Orwell's grave to see if I can pick up any signs of "turning." In addition, I will ghostwrite a new novel based on "1984," called "2003." (Kidding.)
"Bicycle® Wiretap: Gag Order", if produced, will feature partially-blindfolded pips and a dark color scheme. This will run perpendicular to the "overspying" theme of the first deck, and will focus entirely on counterintelligence. The courts will be futuristic spies (a la Splinter Cell).
I'm a humble guy with a background in Illustration, Print Design, and Product Development. I love to design playing cards, and firmly believe that the concept behind a project is the most important part. Thank you for checking out these decks, and thank you most of all for making this happen!
Risks and challenges
Your contributions will be used to print and manufacture the rewards of the Bicycle® Wiretap and Bicycle® Wiretap: Gag Order decks. The last deck that I did artwork for (the Sultana deck) was successfully funded and shipped, and I want to work my hardest to get these orders shipped out in a timely manner.
Without any delays from the printer I estimate to deliver the decks by June. I will be using Jackson Robinson's King's Wild Fulfillment program as a distribution outlet, and anyone who has ordered his products before knows his dedication to quality and speed.
My product is 100% made in the USA, and I will take painstaking care to deliver a quality product that you will be proud to show your friends. Thank you for making this happen!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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