About this project
The Agenda Playing Cards is the outcome of Flagrant Agenda's unceasing endeavour to explore alternative means of expressing our ideas. Playing cards are fascinating medium for communication - from visually impressive execution of cardistry flourishing, mind bending and clever exhibition of magical illusion, to navigating imperfect information in game of chance showdowns. It is amazing how something so simple can be used for expression in so many ways.
We have finally unlocked our STRETCH GOAL 2. BLACK AGENDA is now available! We have added 4 new rewards specially catered to BLACK AGENDA:
- The Covert Nonconformist
- The Insurgent
- The Revolutionary+
- The Freedom Fighter
All existing rewards except the Nonconformist and Revolutionary will become split equally into the same number of WHITE and BLACK AGENDA decks. We have also included 2 new add-ons, the BLACK AGENDA Uncut Sheets and 1 deck add-on for BLACK AGENDA.
Do check out the rewards and add-ons sections for more details.
We have made the following add ons available for all the Nonconformists, Objectors, Dissidents, Rebels and Revolutionaries out there: Uncut sheets for WHITE AGENDA, premium cotton tees in white and black screen printed with our Ace of Spade, 1 deck add-on for WHITE AGENDA and special WHITE AGENDA mini decks.
WHITE AGENDA MINI
Our STRETCH GOAL 1 has been unlocked! All the decks will now come with embossed tuck cases! We are embarking onto the next STRETCH GOAL, a milestone that will give us BLACK AGENDA.
BLACK AGENDA features:
- Spot UV Printed Tuck Case on Thick Matte Black Stock
- Tuck Case Embossing
- Printed with metallic silver ink on court cards, card backs and faces
- Foil Numbered Sticker Seal
- Limited to 1000 Decks
The theme in the deck is that of responsible change and transformation. This theme extends Flagrant Agenda's maxim of making a point to making a change. Various symbols related to change and transformation were included in the design of the tuck case, card back and the court cards. We strive to keep the whole design clean and simple without losing the details and symbology. We hope that the deck design would be timeless and spread the message of responsible change and transformation.
The lack of eyes in our court cards expresses the lack of truth, honesty, wisdom and moral conscience we sometimes see in authority – the Kings, Queens and Princes of our society – and why there is an impetus for a call for change.
The mandala is infused in our card back and Aces designs to convey that all change should strive for eventual stabilization, integration and ultimately a better inner self as propounded by Carl Jung.
The top of the Joker resembles a triangle and carries with it the meanings we are imbuing throughout the deck – the trinity of thoughts, emotions and actions and change. The sphere that the Joker is standing on stands for completeness with the three rounded shapes in the top and bottom embodying the past, the present and the future, both good and bad. All of history is defined by change.
- Fully Customized Deck with 2 Jokers
- Spot UV Printed Tuck Case on Thick Matte Stock
- Printed by Expert Playing Card Company with Damask Finish
- Tuck Case Embossing (UNLOCK at STRETCH GOAL 1)
- Clean & Monotone Design with 2 Colour Scheme - WHITE AGENDA & BLACK AGENDA (UNLOCK AT STRETCH GOAL 2)
- Limited to 1000 Decks (per colour)
- Silver & Red Foil & Numbered Sticker Seal
FUNDING GOAL // SGD$5,000
STRETCH GOAL 1 // SGD$7,000 <UNLOCKED>
TUCK CASE EMBOSSING on WHITE AGENDA
STRETCH GOAL 2 // SGD$12,000 <UNLOCKED>
BLACK AGENDA with SPOT UV PRINTING and TUCK CASE EMBOSSING
For add-ons, you need to be already pledging for a reward. You can then click on ‘Manage your pledge’ and under the pledge amount of the reward you pledge, increase the amount accordingly to each of the add-ons price (see below). After the campaign is concluded, we will be sending a survey to ask you for the details of your add-ons. To help us with this process, you can drop us a message after you have adjust your pledge to include the add-ons with the details of your add-ons. If you have any question, do feel free to drop us a message as well.
WHITE AGENDA MINI
The mini decks will be printed with Make Playing Cards using 310gsm French casino quality card stock with black core (linen finish) with MPC card finish.
Authentic uncut sheets of playing cards pulled straight off the factory press.
Premium cotton tees in white and black screen printed with our Ace of Spade. Available sizes from XS to XL.
Flagrant Agenda is a Singapore-based, street fashion label that designs apparels with a contemporary and urban overtone with a strong focus on graphics and illustrations. We set up Flagrant Agenda in 2014 to serve as an outlet to express ourselves on issues we feel strongly about.
We are influenced by issues related to our surroundings, the environments we grew up in, what we encounter in our everyday lives and the society at large. We seek to understand how people who grew up and live in different cultures, interpret these themes and hope that by doing so, allows us to gain insights into similarities and differences in the way how people think.
The Agenda Playing Cards is a new undertaking for us to expand beyond what we have already done with our apparels. We hope that this Kickstarter project can move us into new directions and avenues for expressing ourselves.
Regardless whether this project is funded (we certainly hope that this project can be a success!), we hope to trigger people’s curiosity to find out more about the concept behind the deck and inspire them to engage in conversations on and ponder more deeply about the issues related to the concept.
Risks and challenges
For a project like Agenda Playing Cards, the risks can come in 3 aspects, the finalization of the deck design, the production, and the fulfilment. We have look into these aspects and got them covered.
For the deck design, we have finalized all the designs and they are ready to be sent to the printer once the project is funded. What you see on this page would be what you see when the decks arrived at your doorstep, if you back our project.
For production, we are working closely with Expert Playing Card Company. You can be assured of the quality of the handles and printing. Extra attention will also be given to ensure that the production schedule is timely.
For fulfilment, we have the guidance of Card Experiment Playing Card Company, who has years of experience fulfilling playing cards orders of their own decks. We will be using reliable postage services to make sure that your playing cards reaches you in the quickest possible time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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