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Playing Arts Zero is a deck of playing cards illustrated and animated in Augmented Reality by leading international artists. By USPCC.
Playing Arts Zero is a deck of playing cards illustrated and animated in Augmented Reality by leading international artists. By USPCC.
1,656 backers pledged €47,725 to help bring this project to life.

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The Story

Playing Arts project originally launched in 2012 with the initial sensational playing cards deck called "Creative Cards". The idea of the project was to create a deck of playing cards where each card will be illustrated by different international artist in their own individual style and technique.

Creative Cards
Creative Cards

Our customers were amazed about this idea and we’ve received a lot of positive feedback about the final product. 

“CREATIVE CARDS is sophisticated, funny, rich and just plain gorgeous. I’ve collected artist decks for decades, and this is a stunner!” — Tim Johnson, DreamWorks Animation.

Then we released editions One, Two, Three and Special under Playing Arts name, but with the same idea. The project was featured in more than 100 design blogs and magazines gaining a lot of positive attention in the design community.

The original "Creative Cards" were released in a limited edition and have been completely sold out for about five years now. Since then we've received countless messages asking when will the deck be available again:

We Heard You

With your help and support, we are able to bring back new and improved "Creative Cards" deck! After months of planning and development, we are proud to present Edition ZERO. 

Edition ZERO

Printed in poker size and on the highest quality playing card stock, this deck will feature 55 custom beautiful illustrations made by different international artists. And even something more...

Animated in Augmented Reality

For all the time that we produce artistic playing cards we dreamed to push the boundaries even further. To go beyond static illustrations. So we decided to challenge todays leading motion designers to ANIMATE illustrations from Edition ZERO deck.

We will be using the latest augmented reality technology to display animations in real world through mobile AR app. That means you will be able to enjoy moving illustrations not only on the website, but while holding Edition ZERO cards right in your hands!

First results are spectacular: 

Jack of Diamonds by Nate Coonrod, animated by Yup Nguyen
Jack of Diamonds by Nate Coonrod, animated by Yup Nguyen
3 of Diamonds by 2Advanced, animated by Ilya Cvetkov
3 of Diamonds by 2Advanced, animated by Ilya Cvetkov
AR in action
AR in action

The App

We've partnered with nice guys from Milan, Italy, who will be offering their ARIA AR Platform app to make our idea happen. Everything was tested and works like magic.

Using the app is very easy:

  • 1. Get the app for your iOS or Android device.
  • 2. Point your camera at a card.
  • 3. Enjoy the animations in Augmented Reality!

Edition ZERO Features

  • Illustrations for each of 55 playing cards were made specially for this deck by different international artists in their own individual style.
  • First ever artistic deck with AR experience. Animations will be experienced both on the website and through Augmented Reality mobile app.
  • Printed by US Playing Card Company on legendary Bicycle® paper with Air-cushion finish for the smoothest feel. It's the highest quality coated playing card stock, perfect for creating beautiful spreads and fans if you are cardist or magician.
  • The deck will come in poker size (88.9 × 63.5mm) with thin borders, so you can take it all from vibrant and colourful illustrations.
  • Inside the box you will find 54 playing cards plus info card that features the names of all amazing artists involved in this deck as well as instructions on how to use Augmented Reality app.

More Cards and Animations From This Deck

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3 of Hearts — Illustration: Joshua Davis (USA), Animation: Luca Wist Ferrario (Italy), Audio: Luke Von Fuzz (Italy). 

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7 of Clubs — Illustration: Sebastian Onufszak (Poland), Animation: Skilz (Ukraine). 

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7 of Diamonds — Illustration: Iv Orlov (Russia), Animation: Spiro Bunster (Chile). 

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4 of Spades — Illustration: Anton Repponen (United States), Animation: Ion Lucin (Spain). 

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4 of Clubs — Illustration: Brosmind (Spain), Animation and sound: Amatita Studio (Spain). 

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Backside design — Illustration: Giga Kobidze (Georgia), Animation: Igor Garybaldi (Spain).

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Queen of Hearts by Jules (United Kingdom)
Queen of Hearts by Jules (United Kingdom)
10 of Hearts by Adhemas Batista (United States)
10 of Hearts by Adhemas Batista (United States)
8 of Clubs by Andreas Preis (Germany)
8 of Clubs by Andreas Preis (Germany)
Ace of Diamonds by Mike Harrison (United Kingdom)
Ace of Diamonds by Mike Harrison (United Kingdom)
2 of Spades by Raul Urias (Mexico)
2 of Spades by Raul Urias (Mexico)
Red Joker by Kenny Lindström (Sweden)
Red Joker by Kenny Lindström (Sweden)
10 of Clubs by Magomed Dovjenko (Russia)
10 of Clubs by Magomed Dovjenko (Russia)
4 of Diamonds by Kervin W Brisseaux (United States)
4 of Diamonds by Kervin W Brisseaux (United States)
2 of Hearts by Sara Blake (United States)
2 of Hearts by Sara Blake (United States)
6 of Clubs by Vitalik Sheptuhin (Russia)
6 of Clubs by Vitalik Sheptuhin (Russia)

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See all Edition ZERO cards: https://playingarts.com/en/zero

We can't guarantee that all cards from this deck will be animated, but we are working hard to find more motion designers to help us achieve this goal. Fancy to join the project and help us animate more cards? Feel free to get in touch!

Add Ons

You can add any additional items to your package by hitting the "Manage Pledge" button at the top of the project page and then adding the appropriate amount to your pledge.

  • Edition ZERO Deck – €15 / deck (retail value €20)
 
  • Edition ZERO Uncut Sheet – €30 / sheet (retail value €35)
(frame not included)
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  • Edition Zero Case – €7 / case (Kickstarter exclusive) 
Edition Zero Case
Edition Zero Case

Help Us Make Edition Zero a Reality

Your support is our drive and motivation to move forward making our ideas become reality. Get personally involved in the creative process by selecting your reward.

Also, we would be endlessly grateful if you help us spread the word and share Playing Arts project for everyone to enjoy. We value each and every single tweet, Facebook post and Instagram shot.

Press

Playing Arts project was previously mentioned in 100+ blogs and magazines from all around the globe including Photoshop Creative, Digital Arts, Esquire Russia, Communication Arts, Creative Bloq and more.

   

Want to feature Edition ZERO on your resource?

For any questions or press inquiries feel free to email us at info@playingarts.com

Credits

Video production: Igor Garybaldi

Cards are presented based on the photos by @keshav_mongia, @magico.gustavosereno, @cardsareart, @cecoful, @anthony_chanut, @brycemcraig, @cardcollections09, @fabiendefaucheux, @alexmusulev, @khuong.yu, @5of5p4d35

Thank YOU

どうも. Danke. Merci. Obrigado. ขอขอบคุณคุณ. Terima kasih. Kiitos. Grazie. Þakka þér. Gracias. Спасибо. Paldies. Ngiyabonga. 謝謝

Pledge management/surveys will be handled by BackerKit
Pledge management/surveys will be handled by BackerKit

Risks and challenges

We have a lot of experience releasing the decks, but making a physical product is always a challenge and implies various risks, especially when there are so many artists and backers involved.

We've carefully planned each step according to our previous experience, but yet there is a chance that something may go wrong. We'll be working hard not to let this happen, keep you informed about the process and deliver your rewards as planned.

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