Bones Playing Cards is the first of Brain Vessel’s Artist Series Playing Cards which aims to bring artists visions to the playing card medium. Bones represents the artwork of Jason Kreiger the illustrator of Brain Vessel’s Seven Seas Playing Card Campaign and Seven Seas Master Collection.
With tones of nature and mysticism, "Bones" is an exploration into the underlying structure of all living things. Jason explores a variety of different mediums and styles from traditional pen and ink, stippling, ink brushwork, charcoal, and digital line work while adhering to a unifying black, white, and grey approach. You can see examples of the “Bones” art series here.
Bones comes in two editions: Dust Edition and Rebirth Edition.
I've created a time lapse video so you can see what goes into one of the bones illustration. Here is a video showing the creation of a rattlesnake skeleton for the Jack of Diamonds.
January of 2014, Brain Vessel’s first playing card campaign, the Seven Seas Playing Cards ended raising over 67k. Through that success we were able to grow as a company, expanding our office to include a shipping station and built our online store, bvcargo.com. We have also grown as a branding and design company, using our unique skill set to re-brand and guide many local business in our area.
We then launched a our second successful playing card campaign, the Seven Seas Master Collection in August of 2015, expanding our line of nautical themed playing card decks by five decks with more pirates and sea creatures alike. At the same time we were building a brick and mortar gallery space to showcase our products and the create a space for others to showcase their talents. Since then we have expanded Brain Vessel Art Gallery and held around 18 events showcasing a multitude of artists and talents, both local and international.
Now we wish to start a new series of playing cards: the Artist Series. We want to use our history and knowledge of Kickstarter and playing card production to bring the unique art from artists we’ve showcased in our gallery to a wider audience through playing cards. The first artist in our Artist Series will be Jason Kreiger and and his Bones art series, originally exhibited at Brain Vessel last October. Jason Kreiger is a founding member of Brain Vessel alongside Douglas Koozer. He was the original artist of the Seven Seas Playing cards and would now like to use the Artist Series to showcase his Bones series to a larger audience.
We have many more artists in the Artist Series lineup. The next being Casey Hall who creates incredibly detailed oil paintings of motors and automobiles. Be on the lookout for more teaser about her upcoming Motorcycle playing card deck she has planned so follow us on Kickstarter and Facebook.
The 5x7 Signed animal Prints will be printed on a Metallic paper and be exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign. Here is an example of some of the Prints you'll have to choose from.
Gator Skull is a Limited Edition of 20 art Print by Jason Kreiger printed on Somerset Velvet watercolor paper. The original was pen and ink stippling on Bristol.
Click Here for a detailed look at the Gator Skull Print.
Dust is a Limited Edition of 20 art Print by Jason Kreiger printed on Somerset Velvet watercolor paper. The original was pen and ink stippling and brushed ink on grey Art Board.
Click Here for a detailed look at the Dust Print.
The Raven pledge includes everything in the Ribcage pledge plus our limited, hand crafted Collector's Box by Jim Whetstone. These very special Cherry and Wenge boxes features an inlaid resin Raven sculpture by Doug Koozer. They also feature a unique lid deck display with a dice/ accessory tray and a leather dice rolling surface when opened. See Update #3 for more details and pictures.
This 1-1/2” Pewter Dealer Coin features the two ravens from Jason Kreiger's ÓÐINN artwork . The Ravens Coin is included in the Ribcage bundle and the Raven Collector's Box. Any other pledge may add this coin on to their pledge by adding $9 ($11 international) to their current pledge total.
Bones Dice Set
Custom 16mm 5/8" approx, die with silver pips come in a pair. Brain Vessel logo on one die and the artists logo on the other. Included in the Ribcage and Raven pledge but also available as an add-on for $4 dollars ($6 international).
A custom embossed black leather pouch. These fit two decks and are available as an add-on for $17 dollars ($20 international). This pouch is included in the Ribcage bundle pledge.
This limited run T-shirt is printed with soft discharge inks for extra comfort and a super soft print. These are on 100% Ring Spun Cotton unisex t-shirts with sizes: S, M, L, XL, and 2XL. They include a small back logo print and a custom printed inside tag. This is available as an add-on to any pledge by adding $20 ($25 international) to your pledge total.
Here is a chart of all the available add-ons to choose from.
- 12,000 funded
- 16,000 Brain Vessel Seal
- 19,000 Free Stickers for every pledge
- 21,000 Foil Interior of Tuck (Silver/Bronze)
- 27,000 Embossed Tuck
- 34,000 ???
All packages are uniquely hand-packed in Indestructo® kraft color boxes, with decorative filler. We take extreme pride in every package leaving the BVCARGO.com dock (we do not ship our items in envelopes). Rip off the shipping label, give it as a gift, and take all the credit!
Risks and challenges
There is always the chance for production delays concerning a project such as this, but we've taken precautions to minimize that outcome. We've learned a lot from our previous playing card campaigns, and we are very familiar with the process. We always make sure to instill quality in our products and when we do something we make sure to do it right.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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