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A deck of Stellar Playing Cards — Vanda Artists Series designed by Srdjan Vidakovic.
A deck of Stellar Playing Cards — Vanda Artists Series designed by Srdjan Vidakovic.
A deck of Stellar Playing Cards — Vanda Artists Series designed by Srdjan Vidakovic.
913 backers pledged $72,307 to help bring this project to life.

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The Planets: Mercury [1 of 8]

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After 9 months of sweating every tiny detail, we're proud to bring you the most luxurious Vanda deck series to date. The Planets is a collection of decks representing the planets in our solar system, starting closest to the sun and moving outwards into the surrounding universe. The first deck of this series is Mercury, featuring creatures with stone-like heat-resistant skin.

We are printing 2 editions:

 

 

 

 

     
Tuckboxes—Limited & Standard Editions
Tuckboxes—Limited & Standard Editions

 

Small Flap Detail
Small Flap Detail

 

Limited Edition Tuckbox
Limited Edition Tuckbox

 

Limited Edition Numbered Seal
Limited Edition Numbered Seal

 

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades

 

Tuckbox Interior
Tuckbox Interior

 

King of Spades
King of Spades

 

Back Design
Back Design

 

Court Cards
Court Cards

 

Joker
Joker

 

Solar System Map
Solar System Map

 

King of Hearts (close up detail)
King of Hearts (close up detail)

 

12 Court Card Illustrations + Jokers
12 Court Card Illustrations + Jokers

 

Mockup of Uncut Sheet (frame not included)
Mockup of Uncut Sheet (frame not included)

  

Standard Tuckbox Side (as part of complete set)
Standard Tuckbox Side (as part of complete set)

 

Limited Tuckbox Side (as part of complete set)
Limited Tuckbox Side (as part of complete set)

 

To add items, just manage your pledge and increase the total amount to include costs for extra decks or uncut sheets by the amounts shown in the image below. If you have questions, just send me a message.

You will be able to specify what you've added on through BackerKit after the campaign ends and you can also add on decks and uncut sheets at that point as well.

 

 

The tuckboxes will be printed by Clove St. Press, producers of gorgeous letterpress printing. The decks will be printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPC), makers of Bicycle & Bee brand decks and supplier to casinos around the world.

  • Tucks: 2 foils, embossing, interior foil, black/blue paper stocks
  • Cards: USPC Bicycle stock, Embossed finish

 

Srdjan Vidakovic is a graphic designer better known as Widakk. He lives and works in Novi Sad, Serbia. His main focus is vintage / retro / old fashioned designs (mostly for brewery and distillery companies).

Learn more about Srdjan at vandacards.com/srdjan.

We've been working with some incredibly talented artists to produce a series we call Vanda Artists Series. The Planets is the 2nd product launched in collaboration with freelance artists who have a passion for creating playing cards.

Domestic Orders (USA)

All domestic orders will be fulfilled by the card experts at Art of Play. They do an outstanding job of getting products shipped out quickly and safely.

International Orders (Everywhere else)

International orders will be fulfilled by Keen Hong. They are one of the largest international distributors of playing cards and specialists within the field.

See the FAQ section below for common questions. If you have any further questions, please email us directly at ace@vandacards.com

Art & Design: Srdjan Vidakovic

Artistic Advisor: Lance Miller

Photography: Mark Schou

Tuckbox Printing: Clove St Press

Proof Deck Printing: makeplayingcards.com

Risks and challenges

After producing 9 decks of cards with the United States Playing Card Company (USPC), we've got all the logistics figured out. We learned a lot during our first few Kickstarter campaigns and at this point the process is a well-oiled machine.

We'll be partnering with Art of Play and Keen Hong to handle all order fulfillment. They are pros at shipping logistics and specialize in the playing card industry.

Proofs have already been finalized and approved with our deck and tuckbox printers and they are just waiting for the green light to start printing, so you can expect to receive your rewards without any extended wait times after the campaign ends.

If you have any concerns or questions, please send us an email at ace@vandacards.com and we'll get back to you ASAP.

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    2 decks (1 Limited + 1 Standard)

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    4 decks (2 Limited + 2 Standard)

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    [SE1] — 1 set of The Planets

    1 complete set (8 decks) of The Planets (Standard Edition).

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    - This reward will ship as one package to save on shipping fees. Estimated delivery is currently December of 2018 but subject to change.

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    • Standard Edition Venus Deck
    • Standard Edition Earth Deck
    • Standard Edition Mars Deck
    • Standard Edition Jupiter Deck
    • Standard Edition Saturn Deck
    • Standard Edition Uranus Deck
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    14 decks (2 Limited + 12 Standard)

    2 LIMITED EDITION Mercury decks + 12 Standard decks. LE deck includes a numbered metallic sticker seal. Only 500 total decks will be sealed.

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    [SE2] — 2 sets of The Planets

    2 complete sets (16 decks) of The Planets (Standard Edition).

    IMPORTANT NOTES:
    - Shipping fees will be additional cost charged near fulfillment date and dependent on current postage pricing at that time.
    - This reward will ship as one package to save on shipping fees. Estimated delivery is currently December of 2018 but subject to change.

    Includes:
    • Standard Edition Mercury Deck
    • Standard Edition Venus Deck
    • Standard Edition Earth Deck
    • Standard Edition Mars Deck
    • Standard Edition Jupiter Deck
    • Standard Edition Saturn Deck
    • Standard Edition Uranus Deck
    • Standard Edition Neptune Deck
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    [LE1] — 1 LE + 1 SE set of The Planets

    1 complete set (8 decks) of The Planets (LIMITED Edition) + 1 complete set (8 decks) of The Planets (Standard Edition). Limited Edition set will have matching serial numbers.

    IMPORTANT NOTES:
    - Shipping fees will be additional cost charged near fulfillment date and dependent on current postage pricing at that time.
    - This reward will ship as one package to save on shipping fees. Estimated delivery is currently December of 2018 but subject to change.

    Includes:
    • Standard Edition Mercury Deck
    • Standard Edition Venus Deck
    • Standard Edition Earth Deck
    • Standard Edition Mars Deck
    • Standard Edition Jupiter Deck
    • Standard Edition Saturn Deck
    • Standard Edition Uranus Deck
    • Standard Edition Neptune Deck
    • Limited Edition Mercury Deck
    • Limited Edition Venus Deck
    • Limited Edition Earth Deck
    • Limited Edition Mars Deck
    • Limited Edition Jupiter Deck
    • Limited Edition Saturn Deck
    • Limited Edition Uranus Deck
    • Limited Edition Neptune Deck
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    [LE1+] — Full series upgrade

    THIS REWARD IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR CURRENT BACKERS OF THE $30 1LE+1SE TIER WHO WISH TO UPGRADE FROM ONLY MERCURY DECKS TO ALL 8 PLANET DECKS.

    1 complete set (8 decks) of The Planets (LIMITED Edition) + 1 complete set (8 decks) of The Planets (Standard Edition). Limited Edition set will have matching serial numbers (in the range of #101/500 to #500/500).

    IMPORTANT NOTES:
    - Shipping fees will be additional cost charged near fulfillment date and dependent on current postage pricing at that time.
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    [LE2] — 2 LE + 2 SE sets of The Planets

    2 complete sets (16 decks) of The Planets (LIMITED Edition) + 2 complete sets (16 decks) of The Planets (Standard Edition). Limited Edition sets will have matching serial numbers.

    IMPORTANT NOTES:
    - Shipping fees will be additional cost charged near fulfillment date and dependent on current postage pricing at that time.
    - This reward will ship as one package to save on shipping fees. Estimated delivery is currently December of 2018 but subject to change.

    Includes:
    • Standard Edition Mercury Deck
    • Standard Edition Venus Deck
    • Standard Edition Earth Deck
    • Standard Edition Mars Deck
    • Standard Edition Jupiter Deck
    • Standard Edition Saturn Deck
    • Standard Edition Uranus Deck
    • Standard Edition Neptune Deck
    • Limited Edition Mercury Deck
    • Limited Edition Venus Deck
    • Limited Edition Earth Deck
    • Limited Edition Mars Deck
    • Limited Edition Jupiter Deck
    • Limited Edition Saturn Deck
    • Limited Edition Uranus Deck
    • Limited Edition Neptune Deck
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    [LE2+] — Full series upgrade x2

    THIS REWARD IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR CURRENT BACKERS OF THE $59 2LE+2SE TIER WHO WISH TO UPGRADE FROM ONLY MERCURY DECKS TO ALL 8 PLANET DECKS.

    2 complete sets (16 decks) of The Planets (LIMITED Edition) + 2 complete sets (16 decks) of The Planets (Standard Edition). Limited Edition sets will have matching serial numbers (in the range of #101/500 to #500/500).

    IMPORTANT NOTES:
    - Shipping fees will be additional cost charged near fulfillment date and dependent on current postage pricing at that time.
    - This reward will ship as one package to save on shipping fees. Estimated delivery is currently December of 2018 but subject to change.

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    #1/500, #2/500 LE sets

    2 complete sets numbered "1/500" & "2/500" (16 decks) of The Planets (LIMITED Edition) + 2 complete sets (16 decks) of The Planets (Standard Edition). Limited Edition sets will have matching serial numbers.

    IMPORTANT NOTES:
    - Shipping fees will be additional cost charged near fulfillment date and dependent on current postage pricing at that time.
    - This reward will ship as one package to save on shipping fees. Estimated delivery is currently December of 2018 but subject to change.

    Includes:
    • Standard Edition Mercury Deck
    • Standard Edition Venus Deck
    • Standard Edition Earth Deck
    • Standard Edition Mars Deck
    • Standard Edition Jupiter Deck
    • Standard Edition Saturn Deck
    • Standard Edition Uranus Deck
    • Standard Edition Neptune Deck
    • Limited Edition Mercury Deck
    • Limited Edition Venus Deck
    • Limited Edition Earth Deck
    • Limited Edition Mars Deck
    • Limited Edition Jupiter Deck
    • Limited Edition Saturn Deck
    • Limited Edition Uranus Deck
    • Limited Edition Neptune Deck
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