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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 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!
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/
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.
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.
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
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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