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A lavish hand-painted gothic themed deck of playing cards, featuring beautiful artwork of Vampires, Dark Angels and Night Creatures.
A lavish hand-painted gothic themed deck of playing cards, featuring beautiful artwork of Vampires, Dark Angels and Night Creatures.
A lavish hand-painted gothic themed deck of playing cards, featuring beautiful artwork of Vampires, Dark Angels and Night Creatures.
206 backers pledged £5,078 to help bring this project to life.

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 Free Antique Gothik Postcard for Every Backer, see Update #5

GOTHIK is a new deck of traditional playing cards, each of the 52 cards featuring one of my gothic paintings. Here you will find bewitching vampires, dark angels, brooding phantoms, lurking lycanthopes and a wealth of other creatures of the night!

Cover artwork, card design and card backs
Cover artwork, card design and card backs

I have designed the cards in such a way that the images fill the whole of the cards, so that the artwork is displayed in the greatest detail and the colours are presented in all their richness

The Gothik playing cards are to be 'Poker' sized cards, measuring 3.5" x 2.5" inches. Printed to professional quality with a smooth, silk finish on 300gsm cardstock. Each card contains a blue core centre to reduce card transparency. The deck box itself will be produced with an aqueous finishing, which has a satin matte effect, giving the deck a fine art quality and feel. This also reduces shine and glare, to present the cover artwork at its finest.

I hope you find the cards inspiring, in a darkly beautiful aspect, and that they add a touch of foreboding gothic enchantment to your card games!

As you will see from the selection of cards featured, the images range from the supernatural to the macabre, though all with a touch of gothic romance.

Signed Fine Art Prints

Along with the Gothik playing cards I am offering a collection of exclusive signed fine art prints. These measure 12" x 8" inches, and are professionally printed on heavy stock 350gsm satin finish art card. Each print is presented in a protective sleeve with backing board and an authentication certificate insert, also signed by myself. The prints are ready to frame in your chosen style, how about an ornate gold frame with mount, the choice is yours! Please see below for the art prints that are available.

Selecting Your Prints

You can let me know which actual prints you would like at the end of the campaign, as I will email you an 'order details form' at that time. You only need to order the quantity of prints via your Pledge amount at this stage.

Add On 1 ~ EXCLUSIVE FINE ART PRINTS BOXED GIFT SET £14 ($20) This set of 4 new signed 350gsm art prints from Gothik is presented in a beautiful heavy cardstock black gift box with gold gilt-foiled lettering on the lid and a luxurious velvet liner. Each art print measures approximatly 6 x 8 inches and is individually presented in a clear sleeve with a foamboard backing support and descriptive insert. To secure your copies just go to 'Manage Pledge' and add £14 ($20) to your current pledge for each boxed set you require, they would make wonderful gifts. Free Worldwide Shipping.

Gift Box and 350gsm Art Prints
Gift Box and 350gsm Art Prints
Velvet liner and descriptive inserts
Velvet liner and descriptive inserts

Add On ~2 ORIGINAL ARTWORK FROM GOTHIK 50% discount for Kickstarter backers

WERE £450 NOW £225 ($314) FOR BACKERS

 (INCLUDING WORLDWIDE SHIPPING FEES)

I am now offering a collection of original signed paintings from GOTHIK, along with other of my gothic paintings. Those available are featured at this link. Each is painted in oil colours on gesso primed heavy stock 350gsm art papers, measuring 16 x 12 inches. Presented in a clear sleeve with backing board.

To purchase a painting go to the Rewards page on Kickstarter and add £225 ($314) for each painting you would like to your chosen Pledge level. Then Message me here on Kickstarter to let me know which painting(s) you want. I will then remove it from the page link and make a note against your name on my Backer list of the painting(s) you have purchased.

ADD ON 3 ~ DELUXE GOTHIK GREETINGS CARD SETS £8 ($12)

These exclusive sets of 5 greetings cards are presented in a lovely black 180gsm board gusset string & washer envelope. Featuring a vintage style label, which I will sign. Each card measures 6 x 4 inches and is printed on silk finished heavy 350gsm card, with card back and full spread inner design, allowing room for your own personal message. Each set comes with 5 Kraft style envelopes. They would make perfect Halloween greetings cards, or would be great for a friend's birthday. As each set is beautifully packaged and presented they would make a wonderful gift set too!

Just add £8 ($12) to your pledge for either of the sets of 5 cards. You can purchase sets 1 & 2 for £14 ($19). For each additional set (any combination) just add a further £8 $(12)

GOTHIK GREETINGS CARDS SET 1
GOTHIK GREETINGS CARDS SET 1
GOTHIK GREETINGS CARDS SET 2
GOTHIK GREETINGS CARDS SET 2
GREETINGS CARDS INSIDE DESIGN AND KRAFT ENVELOPES
GREETINGS CARDS INSIDE DESIGN AND KRAFT ENVELOPES

Keep an eye out for updates in your email, where I will be posting new cards and any new Add Ons

Many Thanks for your support!

Ian

Risks and challenges

As with any new project there may always be unexpected obstacles or delays. I have undertaken a great deal of research for the project, and have had extensive talks with the printer and various shipping and fulfilment companies. The fulfilment company I am working with have given me detailed information regarding shipping rates and costs for worldwide shipping of the playing card decks and art prints, they work extensively with Kickstarter project distribution. Having worked in publishing for some time I am used to meeting deadlines, and will do my upmost to deliver your copies of Gothik and signed prints on time. I will also be sure to keep you updated should any delays arise.

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