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From the two of clubs to the ace of diamonds, each of 54 participants has illustrated a single card in their own individual style.
From the two of clubs to the ace of spades, each card in this deck has been individually designed by one of the 55 selected international artists.
From the two of clubs to the ace of spades, each card in this deck has been individually designed by one of the 55 selected international artists.
1,037 backers pledged £19,949 to help bring this project to life.

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Playing Arts - A Deck of Poker Cards by 54 Top Artists

£19,949

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Hi Kickstarter! We are Digital Abstracts – online magazine where we handpick and thoroughly edit our posts to deliver the best in creativity and innovation to the public. Digital Abstracts brings news, current trends, products, professional opinions and interviews, and design insight. We also take our readers behind the scenes with some of the world's best artists and studios.

At the moment we are working on our new project that will bring together the most talented artists in the field of graphic design – the project is called the Playing Arts.

The project

The idea of the project is to create a deck of unique playing poker cards. From the two of clubs to the ace of diamonds, each of 54 participants has illustrated a single card in their own individual style and technique.

The perfect gift for all the creatives on your list!

The artists

We've invited 54 world's best designers/painters/illustrators from all over the world. David Mack, Conrad Roset, James White, Agnes-cecile, Joshua Davis and Sara Blake are just a handful of the talented artists involved. The full list of invited artists can be found on the project's website http://playingarts.com/cards/

First cards

The first results are spectacular:

Ace of Clubs by Andreas Preis from Germany.

Eight of Spades by Gary Fernández from USA.

Jack of Diamonds by Newfren from Chile.

Nine of Clubs by Chuck Anderson from USA.

Eight of Hearts by Raul Urias from Mexico.

4 of Diamonds by Peter Olschinsky from Austria.

6 of Hearts by Javier Medellin Puyou from Mexico.

 4 of Hearts by Ruben Ireland form United Kingdom.

King of Spades by Yulia Brodskaya from Russia. 

Queen of Diamonds by agnes-cecile from Italy.

Daily we will share our progress with you, as your support is our inspiration. We will reveal the insights of the creation process and also include mini interviews with the artists. You can follow us through the projects website and of course on Kickstarter’s blog. Stay tuned and follow us also on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest.

Stickers

Like / Share / Tweet your favourite card on the website. Top 5 artworks will be printed as stickers (size 2.5"x3.5") by our partners at StickerApp and shipped with each deck or as an additional reward.

Previous experience

We were also the force behind the much sought-after deck, Creative Cards, which was released last year. The deck was the initial sensational project. Our customers were amazed with the decks and we’ve received a very positive feedback. The project was included in a number of design blogs and magazines attracting a lot of attention in the design community. The deck is still available for $26 on creativecards.cc

TV report about Creative Cards during OFFF festival in Barcelona on June 2013.

There are absolutely no doubts that the Playing Arts will become the most creative and amazing deck of poker cards existing so far. To bring this very special project to life we need your support! Get personally involved in the creative process of a truly art project by selecting your reward.

Thank You!

Risks and challenges

The main risk that we are facing is not meeting the deadline and delivering the decks before Christmas. However, we’ve been guaranteed by the printing company that the shipment will be delivered on time (early December). We will work hard to pack and ship every single deck so you will receive your unique Playing Arts deck before Christmas.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.31

    For £1 ($1.5) Your name will be published in "Thanks" section on the projects website.

    Thank you. どうも. Danke. Merci. Obrigado. ขอขอบคุณคุณ. Terima kasih. Kiitos. Grazie. Þakka þér. Muchas gracias. Спасибо. Ngiyabonga. 謝謝

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    For £5 ($8) you will get 3 (three) different Playing Arts stickers with the most voted artworks from the deck (size 2.5"x3.5"). Plus your name will be published in "Thanks" section on the projects website. Stickers are proudly printed by StickerApp. Worldwide shipping included! ♥

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    For £13 ($20) you will get 1 (one) Playing Arts deck + several stickers and your name published in "Thanks" section on the projects website. Worldwide shipping included! ♦

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    For £13 ($20) you will get 1 (one) Creative Cards deck (from our first cards project - see description). Worldwide shipping included! / Will be shipped in mid November!

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    Pledge £23 or more About $30

    For £23 ($36) you will get 2 (two) Playing Arts decks + several stickers and your name published in "Thanks" section on the projects website. Worldwide shipping included! ♠

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    For £26 ($40) you will get 1 (one) Playing Arts deck + 1 (one) Creative Cards deck + several stickers and your name published in "Thanks" section on the projects website. Worldwide shipping included!

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    Pledge £32 or more About $42

    For £32 ($51) you will get 3 (three) Playing Arts decks + several stickers and your name published in "Thanks" section on the projects website. Worldwide shipping included! ♣

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    Pledge £49 or more About $64

    For £49 ($79) you will get 5 (five) Playing Arts decks + several stickers and your name published in "Thanks" section on the projects website. Worldwide shipping included! ♦

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Funding period

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