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A unique deck of cards that features mid-century inspired graphics and whimsical characters that would be fun for all ages.
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THE FINAL PUSH - Thanks everyone for the support - we're down to the wire and we'd love to hit our stretch goals!  Please share our campaign or check out our add ons.  Every bit counts!

We started Pocono Modern back in 2009 as a creative escape from our day jobs.  At first we just wanted to design and build cool mid-century inspired houses.  When the houses were built, we started to think about cool mid-century stuff to put in the houses (like artwork and furniture). That led to us selling some of our products online through an ETSY shop that we set up. After that, we created an online shop through our web site and finally in 2013 we opened a physical shop in the historic town of Chester, NJ.  From the beginning, we have 'bootstrapped' the whole operation paying for things as we could afford them and at times maxing out our credit cards to buy materials.   Our products have been promoted through stores such as FAB.com and we have gotten some great press in Food Network Magazine (Dec '13), Atomic Ranch (summer '09), Elle Decor UK (Dec '13), and HGTV magazine (Jan/Feb '14).  At this point, we would like to expand our line and would need some additional help to kick off some new projects, the most important of which is these playing cards.   As we are dedicated to having all of our stuff made in the US, it often costs a bit more.  These cards will be made by the US Playing Card Company and will be of the best quality possible.

Box with Face Cards
Box with Face Cards

We have always wanted to design a deck of cards from top to bottom, and we wanted one that could be enjoyed by adults and kids alike.  Our card deck features all original illustrations from the mind of our own Joe Morelli and is unlike any other deck that you have seen.  It is both retro and modern and invokes the spirit of a bygone era while being right at home in the present.  We hope that you will enjoy them as much as we do and we truly appreciate any support that you can give to this project.

Card Box
Card Box
Card Samples
Card Samples
Final Card Back Options
Final Card Back Options
Final Court Cards
Final Court Cards
Final Joker Cards
Final Joker Cards
Full Uncut Sheet
Full Uncut Sheet
Limited Edition T-Shirt
Limited Edition T-Shirt
Limited Edition Poster Series (card shown for scale)
Limited Edition Poster Series (card shown for scale)
Project Add-Ons - Please specify your add on in the notes
Project Add-Ons - Please specify your add on in the notes
Stretch Goal 1 - $15,000 - Dealer Buttons for every backer!
Stretch Goal 1 - $15,000 - Dealer Buttons for every backer!

  Stretch Goal 2 - $25,000 - Embossed Gold Foil on the Box featuring the winning card back design!

Pocono Modern Custom Dining / Card Table (finish can be chosen by supporter)
Pocono Modern Custom Dining / Card Table (finish can be chosen by supporter)

Risks and challenges

We have already been working with the US Playing Card Company to finalize costs and production times. We have already produced a test sheet and the project is ready to start. Our only risk is really putting the production as the mercy of the USPCC schedule. We have allotted an ample amount of time to fulfill the orders, but of course, we are at the mercy of the USPCC to deliver the goods. In terms of fulfillment, we have the staff and the organization to pack all the rewards as we currently handle over 2000 orders a year through our web site and ETSY shop.

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    A brand new crisp deck of playing cards delivered right to your door with a note of thanks from our team. Your name will also be added to our blog for the world to see!

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    You will get TWO decks of cards - one to play with and one to keep for all eternity so that museum curators will hunt you down. And if that wasn't enough, we will also add your name to our gratitude blog!

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    You will get a deck of cards as well as a limited edition set of prints featuring all of the picture cards: the Elegant Jack, the Foxy Queen, and the Bearish King. Each print measures 8.5 x 11 and is printed offset on 120 lb. coated stock. We will also put your name on our blog of supporters.

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    INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ONLY - You will get the $25 reward (You will get a deck of cards as well as a limited edition set of prints featuring all of the picture cards: the Elegant Jack, the Foxy Queen, and the Bearish King. Each print measures 8.5 x 11 and is printed offset on 120 lb. coated stock. We will also put your name on our blog of supporters.) delivered anywhere in the world!

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    You will receive a deck of cards and a limited edition Pocono Modern t-shirt (sizes S-XXL) depicting the ultra hip Ace of Spades design. You can wear this proudly as a backer of this project and then point people to your name on our blog.

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    INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ONLY - You will get the $40 Reward (You will receive a deck of cards and a limited edition Pocono Modern t-shirt (sizes S-XXL) depicting the ultra hip Ace of Spades design. You can wear this proudly as a backer of this project and then point people to your name on our blog.) delivered anywhere in the world!

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    You will receive FIVE decks of cards as well as the limited edition prints (described above) and a top spot on our wall of Gratitude.

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    INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ONLY - You will get the $50 reward (You will receive FIVE decks of cards as well as the limited edition prints (described above) and a top spot on our wall of Gratitude.) delivered anywhere in the world!

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    The VIP package - You will receive FIVE decks of cards, the limited edition prints, the T-shirt, and a VIP designation on our blog.

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    INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ONLY - You will get the $75 reward (The VIP package - You will receive FIVE decks of cards, the limited edition prints, the T-shirt, and a VIP designation on our blog.) delivered anywhere in the world!

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    The Royal Flush- You will receive TEN decks of cards, a set of Limited Edition prints signed by our entire design team, the T-shirt, and a special thank you video (made just for you) that we will post online for the world to see. You can't buy that kind of publicity!

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    Get the Royal Flush Reward (above) PLUS a full Uncut sheet of the entire deck! Suitable for framing and a real conversation starter.

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    The FIVE OF A KIND - You get the Royal Flush Reward, the UNCUT sheet AND we will build you a 60" round card table from our reclaimed wood line of custom furniture. The perfect table for dining or enjoying your new Pocono Modern cards!

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