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Step Right Up! The circus comes to town in Sawdust, a paper-cut deck of playing cards by artist Emmanuel Jose.
Step Right Up! The circus comes to town in Sawdust, a paper-cut deck of playing cards by artist Emmanuel Jose.
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Sawdust: Circus Playing Card Deck - USPCC Printed

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Hi! I'm Emmanuel, and I make paper-cut playing cards. My first 2 decks, Curator and Clipped Wings, were printed as actual decks by the US Playing Card Company. Together, we can turn my third deck, SAWDUST, into a real deck of cards.

SAWDUST shines the spotlight on the circus with 55 custom works of art. From onstage to backstage, the big show and the side show, the Sawdust deck brings the circus right to your hands.

The Sawdust deck will have a single print run. The guaranteed way to receive the deck is only through this campaign, so don't miss the big show!

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The video above shows the entire deck. If you'd like to watch it on YouTube, click here.

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Step by step creation of the 2 of hearts. Click to enlarge.
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The Spades court cards form a triptych. The story changes when flipped. Click to enlarge.
The Spades court cards form a triptych. The story changes when flipped. Click to enlarge.

The Sawdust deck will be printed by the USPCC with these features:

  • 52 custom playing cards, 2 custom jokers, and 1 custom back design.
  • Poker-size dimensions (2.5 x 3.5 inches).
  • Bicycle Stock and Air-Cushion Magic Finish.

At the US Playing Card Company, all decks of cards are printed as uncut sheets before they are packaged. As an uncut sheet, the art of Sawdust is beautifully showcased, and it's sure to make an impression. Dimensions are 22 x 26.5 inches.

Example Only (not part of this campaign): Below are the uncut sheets of my previous decks. For availability of these decks, please see the FAQ at the bottom.

Example Only: My previous uncut sheets. Click to enlarge and see separate sides.
Example Only: My previous uncut sheets. Click to enlarge and see separate sides.

This hardcover collector's art book takes a closer look at the art of Sawdust. The book contains 32 pages and measures 11.25 x 8.75 inches. The books will be signed.

The art of Sawdust, Clipped Wings, and Curator are available as matte finish prints. Click here to see prints, their dimensions, and print codes. In the post-campaign survey, the codes will be used to indicate print selection. Prints will be signed.

A bundled price applies to the Sawdust clown triptych prints and the Sawdust jokers diptych prints. Please see Add-Ons section and FAQ section for bundled pricing. Click to enlarge.
A bundled price applies to the Sawdust clown triptych prints and the Sawdust jokers diptych prints. Please see Add-Ons section and FAQ section for bundled pricing. Click to enlarge.

Want more items? Please see the chart below and add the corresponding price of the item(s) to your current pledge amount. In the post-campaign survey, you'll be able to specify your add-on items.  * * * Please contact me if you have any questions! * * *

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Thank you so much for visiting the Sawdust Kickstarter page. If you're enjoying Sawdust, please spread the word, and thank you for the support!

Special Thanks to the following people for all their help and expertise!

Mark Simmons          Reesa Graham               Evan Ewing                 Emily Raw                             

Yuri Martinez               Gigi Nguyen               Tanuka Ghosh               Joel Jeske      

Risks and challenges

Sawdust is my third deck and my second Kickstarter campaign. Delivering on time is of utmost importance to me. The holiday season will affect the USPCC's turnaround time, but the Sawdust artwork has long been complete. This campaign has also been streamlined in consideration of any end-of-year delays. As I've done with my first Kickstarter campaign, I will swiftly resolve any issues that arise.

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    1 Sawdust deck.

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    UNCUT SHEET + DECK:
    1 signed Sawdust uncut sheet and 1 signed Sawdust deck.

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    HALF BRICK: 6 Sawdust decks.

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    ART PRINT + DECK: 1 signed art print of your choice and 1 signed Sawdust deck. Please see "Art Prints" section to see the images.

    For bundled pricing of the Sawdust jokers diptych and Sawdust clown triptych prints, please see FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

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    BRICK: 12 Sawdust decks.

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    ART BOOK + DECKS: 1 signed Sawdust collector's art book and 2 signed Sawdust decks.

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    THE BIG SHOW!
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    2 tickets to Metamorphosis, the all new show from the Big Apple Circus.
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    Exclusive Sawdust Art Show at the Big Apple Circus. The original paper-cut Sawdust artwork will be on private display. Enjoy the art, the food, and the refreshments with me before the Metamorphosis show begins.
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    • DATE: January 8, 2015 (Thursday).

    • LOCATION: Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, New York.

    • 5:30 pm: Sawdust Art Show at the Big Apple Circus.

    • 6:30 pm: The Big Apple Circus' Metamorphosis. (Show duration: 2 hours)

    • Transportation and lodging not included.

    This pledge includes 2 signed Sawdust decks and 1 signed Sawdust uncut sheet, to be delivered in February 2015.

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