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AU$ 12,354
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287
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 7 2016
Last updated February 16, 2016

Pipmen Playing Cards (Canceled)

A creatively unique deck of playful poker-sized playing cards that is unlike anything you have ever seen!

Pipmen Playing Cards (Canceled)

A creatively unique deck of playful poker-sized playing cards that is unlike anything you have ever seen!

AU$ 12,354
pledged of AU$ 20,000pledged of AU$ 20,000 goal
287
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 7 2016
Last updated February 16, 2016

About

NOTE ABOUT CURRENCY:

As we are based in Sydney; Australia, the project goal and all pricing is given in Australian dollars (AUD). We have included an approximate USD conversion for all the reward tiers and add-ons.

At EPC we want to keep our Kickstarter projects simple, so the reward levels to the right are easy to understand. Pick your reward tier first from the options down the right, then (if you want) add extra products with reference to the Add-On section below – easy!

Video deck review
Video deck review

My name is Ben Jones from Elephant Playing Cards. Our first deck of playing cards “Prism: Night” pushed the boundaries of playing card technology and aesthetic by adding a world-first shiny UV gloss layer to the face of the cards. Our next deck: “Pipmen” takes the creative impulse a step further in a Leremy-inspired playful work of art unlike anything you’ve seen before:

Ace Designs
Ace Designs

What are Pipmen?

Pips are the suit symbols on the card face - the spade, heart, diamond or club indicators. In addition to this standard element each Pipmen card has little stickmen figures interacting with the pips to create a unique scene. So Pipmen are the Pip-men! Get it?

Pipmen cards are fun, quirky and interesting; each one is unique and sure to delight!

The Spades
The Spades

 Click here for a large picture of the Spades

The Hearts
The Hearts

 Click here for a large picture of the Hearts

The Clubs
The Clubs

 Click here for a large picture of the Clubs

The Diamonds
The Diamonds

 Click here for a large picture of the Diamonds

With normal transformational decks, the Court cards can be a letdown because after having such interesting number cards the traditional Jack, Queen and King are a bit boring. With Pipmen, each court card is a unique and original reversible scene; each side of the Court tells a story!

Court Cards - Spades
Court Cards - Spades
Court Cards - Hearts
Court Cards - Hearts
Court Cards - Clubs
Court Cards - Clubs
Court Cards - Diamonds
Court Cards - Diamonds
  • Printed with Legends Playing Card Company on their Diamond Finish
  • 2 separate decks; Black and Red Editions (A poker pair: card faces are the same; different backs, boxes and Jokers!). Red deck will unlock at the $30k Stretch Goal
  • Interior printing in the interesting Pipmen theme (if stretch goal is reached)
  • Intricate and extensive embossing to both decks (if stretch goal is reached)
  • 56 Custom and Unique playing cards (different Jokers for each edition)
  • Unique back designs for each deck.
  • Custom Silver Foil Deck Seal
  • Fulfillment by Gambler’s Warehouse
Box - Front
Box - Front
Box - Back (Seal to be silver foil - shown black here for clarity only)
Box - Back (Seal to be silver foil - shown black here for clarity only)
Black tuckbox and interior printing pattern (stretch goal)
Black tuckbox and interior printing pattern (stretch goal)
Red tuckbox and interior printing pattern (stretch goal)
Red tuckbox and interior printing pattern (stretch goal)
Custom Box Seal
Custom Box Seal

The deck seal is fully custom and designed to showcase the full range of Pipmen activities. With the sky above and water below the cut line, it displays the world of the Pipmen in shiny silver foil.

Back Designs
Back Designs

The Jokers are the jesters of Pipland; making mischief, getting into trouble and messing things up. They are so interesting that we have made different Jokers for each of the Black and Red edition decks. That’s right: 4 Jokers!

Joker designs - BLACK deck
Joker designs - BLACK deck
Joker designs - RED deck
Joker designs - RED deck

 We have created a custom uncut sheet layout for this project to beautifully present each of the cards in a way that looks incredible! The Court cards create a frame to contain the exciting numbered cards which centre on the beautiful Aces and Jokers. This is the star of the project; if you have a spare space on your wall, this is what will fill it! Make sure to add one of these uncuts to your pledge because they are a fun and eye catching piece of art which will look fantastic anywhere! They also make excellent gifts :)

Black version Uncut Sheet
Black version Uncut Sheet

Red Edition uncut sheets will become available when the red deck is unlocked for the same add-on price. Uncut sheets will ship unframed. The distributor will take every precaution to safely pack these, however minor scuffs, scratches, or creases may occur at the far edges of the sheets. These blemishes are unavoidable and are usually easily covered after it is framed. You will specify which version of the uncut sheet you want (if the red deck is unlocked) in the survey distributed after the project finishes.

Uncut Sheet - Back (note each version will be single color)
Uncut Sheet - Back (note each version will be single color)

This project has been cunningly scheduled to finish on February the 9th, a few days before Valentine’s Day. While we can’t produce and deliver this awesome deck in such a short time, we can give you a really sweet note that you can print off and slip into a gift card to let your loved one know that an awesome gift is on its way. So if you would like to get your special someone a fun present that says “you mean a world of Pipmen to me” in everything but words, then immediately at the end of the campaign we will post an update with a downloadable note to sort out your Valentine's day shopping :) Don’t stress about frantic last-minute shopping, we’ve got you covered!

 If you want to add some extra decks, uncut sheets or other sorts of fancy business to your pledge, this is the info you need:

NOTE: Add-on prices include shipping!

This table will be updated as stretch goals are unlocked. Instructions on how to add more products to your pledge is below.

What project is complete without some tantalizing stretch goals to make it interesting?

Preview of the Tshirts and Hoodies available
Preview of the Tshirts and Hoodies available
Example Poster designs
Example Poster designs

 **more details on these extra products will be given when they are unlocked.

 1) After you have pledged to the project, go to the blue ‘manage my pledge’ button on the top right of the page.

  2) With reference to the Add-ons table above, increase your pledge amount by the total of the add-ons you want to add. Do not change the reward tier you are currently pledged at. If you want to change your tier, just make sure to add the total of add-ons to your new tier level. If you are an international backer, make sure to pledge the international amount.

3) Once the funding period has ended, we will send out a survey which will allow you to review your rewards, confirm your address and a few other essentials. In that process you will be able to use the over-pledged credit to select your additional rewards.

4) In this survey you can also select and add on any other rewards, above what you had pledged for. So if you want another half brick, a few posters and an uncut sheet – now’s the time to get it!

If you are a proud backer of Pipmen Playing Cards, you can support the project by changing your profile image (on Kickstarter, social media, forums, etc) to the Pipmen badge:

Click here for full-size backer badges!

 We will also be uploading some artwork to use on your mobile - for free! Stay tuned for more updates :)

These are provided completely free, even if you are not a backer! Though if you do back the project you will have access to a wider range of artwork and other great bonuses at the end of the project :)

Get discounts at the EPC store and free decks - for FREE!

Kickstarter campaigns rely on word of mouth to spread the project around. If people don't know about this awesome project, they can't back it and it won't get made. Please tell your friends about Pipmen using this referral link: http://epc.referralcandy.com - both you and they will get a coupon for 15% off everything at the EPC store (www.elephantplayingcards.com) and every backer who refers a friend goes into the draw to win 1 of 50 free decks given away at the end of the project! If only 50 people refer, they will all get a free deck :) Your friends will love you for the discount, and you get a sweet freebie with no strings attached - win-win!

Campaign: Mid-January - Mid-February

Backerkit surveys returned: Mid-March

Digital proof processing and physical proofs approved: March-April

Printing complete: Early June

Fulfillment and shipping: Early July

*Note: It can take up to 3 weeks for the funds from a Kickstarter campaign to reach the project creators account to start production

Keep in touch!

Elephant Playing Cards on Facebook

Elephant Playing Cards on Twitter

Risks and challenges

We have done a lot of research and reviewed several companies to ensure that this project goes as smoothly as possible. In the end, the proven quality and experience of Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC) was a major factor in the decision to produce with them. We have set the delivery date conservatively so as not to rush the production of the product, and have full confidence in LPCC to produce the decks, and Gamblers Warehouse to fulfill them.

This is the second Kickstarter project by Elephant Playing Cards, and while the first one went off relatively smoothly, there may be unanticipated problems which could arise. We have thoroughly prepared for this campaign and will be open and transparent to all backers if any difficulties are encountered. The designs are 100% finished so there should be no delay in sending the digital proofs to the manufacturer, and then onto production.

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    4D: ($42 USD)
    4 glorious decks of Pipmen cards. If the Red Deck is unlocked, you will get 2 Black and 2 Red decks.

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    COL1: ($50 USD)
    Get 2 sensational decks of Pipmen cards AND 1 Uncut sheet. If the Red Deck is unlocked, you will get 1 Black and 1 Red deck, and your choice of a Black or Red Uncut sheet.

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    6 superb decks of Pipmen cards. If the Red Deck is unlocked, you will get 3 Black and 3 Red decks.

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    Get 12 pimpin' decks of Pipmen cards. If the Red Deck is unlocked, you will get 6 Black and 6 Red decks.

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    4 decks of Pipmen cards at a special earlybird price! If the Red Deck is unlocked, you will get 2 Black and 2 Red decks.

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Funding period

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