The Retro Deck - Playing Cards by Pocono Modern
One deck, two variations: Playing cards inspired by the simplicity and elegance of timeless Mid-Century Modern design.
The Deck Design
We are proud to introduce our latest deck design which explores our Mid-Century Modern roots a bit further. The current popularity of this era is largely due to the demand for products that find elegance in the expression of form through function. Designed by Joe Morelli and Pocono Modern, these cards will bring a new level of class to your game. Our goal is to offer the design as a set in two color ways: one will have a colored background and the other will have a white background. Which decks you choose as your reward is up to you!
The idea for this deck has been on our minds for a while now and has gone through many revisions. What you see above represents many long months of research, design, and development. We looked long and hard for other mid-century inspirations and to our knowledge this is the only deck of its kind. Please note, the Pocono Modern watermark is NOT part of the final design.
The back design is the same for both decks, which will allow for use in multi-deck games.
Suits and Court Cards
In both decks, the court cards, as well as the pips, have been meticulously illustrated in a mid-century design language while preserving the historical context and significance of each suit. This allows for bold designs without sacrificing familiarity or ease of play. Our goal is to stay true to the highest standards of card enthusiasts while satisfying our need to create a unique work of art on every card face.
The card boxes have been designed with the same attention to detail as our decks and are meant to stand out on your coffee table, card table, bar cart, or desk.
The two-deck collector's box is constructed of high density chipboard with a book linen finish. Each backer will get to mix and match the decks based on their preferences. Please indicate your desired combination when you pledge your support. If you forget, we will send out a survey prior to shipping. If you don't indicate a preference, we will ship you equal amounts of each deck for multi-deck pledges.
Each Certificate of Authenticity will be signed by the artist and lead designer, Joe Morelli, and myself.
The dealer button is a 2" diameter ceramic disk, which will be made by the same company as our last campaign. See add-on chart below for pricing.
We're pleased to partner with Vahalla Studios to offer this gorgeous 18"x24" limited addition screen print of the Joker! They printed our poster for our previous Kickstarter, the "Woodland Deck". That print is also available as an Add-on below!
Also available as an add-on is the successfully-funded "Woodland Deck" itself at a nice discount! See below!
This deck will, of course, be produced by the US Playing Card company, with whom we have worked previously on our Woodland Deck (Kickstarter funded in April 2014 – thank you again!). We hope to have decks sent to every backer by the end of 2014. In our last campaign, we shipped all of our rewards on schedule and within eight weeks of closing our campaign. With your support, we hope to do the same here.
About Pocono Modern
We originally founded our company in 2007 to build modern homes in the Poconos but started designing smaller goods in 2010. We currently design and produce furniture, artwork, accessories, and other home goods. This is our second deck of cards and with your support we hope to continue building our catalog of American-made products.
Thanks for checking us out and we hope you choose to back our project! For more information on our company and our other products, please visit our web site at www.poconomodern.com
Risks and challenges
We have already been working with the US Playing Card Company to finalize costs and production times. We have produced a test sheet and the project is ready to start. Our only risk is putting the production at the mercy of the USPCC schedule. We have allotted an ample amount of time to fulfill the orders, but of course, are dependent on USPCC to deliver the goods. In terms of fulfillment, we have the staff and the organization to pack all of the rewards as we currently handle over 2,000 orders a year through our web site and Etsy shop.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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