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Fully custom playing card deck celebrating the United States Army. Printed by the US Playing Card Company, design by Jackson Robinson.
589 backers pledged $21,692 to help bring this project to life.

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As an artist and playing card designer I have the unique opportunity to both create art and also pay respect and say thank you to those in the US Military by creating a deck of cards that honors them and the rich history of the US Army. Instead focusing on specific people of history like most of my previous historic decks I wanted to make this deck more of an "everyman's" deck in which it didn't honor any one person but all of the men and women who make up our Army. I also wanted to emphasizes the evolution of the Army uniform throughout the major conflicts of it's history. From the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI & WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War and the modern conflicts in the middle east I try to portray that evolution. I also wanted to bring two distinct art styles together. I wanted to try something new, compared to my previous work and try a style more fluid and more raw. However I wanted to maintain some of the line work of my past as that is who I am and part of what has created my complete style. This deck is a meeting of old and new in what I think will be a wonderful way for me to say thank you to those that have paid a price no matter how small or big in service to people of the United States.

Army Box Design

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Tuck Cases will be printed with 4 color process, inside and out, on premium vellum stock by the United States Playing Card Company. The number of decks printed will be determined by the demand of the project if and when it is successful.

Army Back Design

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 The Army playing cards will be printed with a 4 color process, on Bicycle Paper Stock, with a Embossed finish.

Sample Face Card & Ace Designs

Each face card will depict a servicemen or servicewoman in a period correct uniform. This is a visual way to chronicle the evolution of the US Army uniform and dress.

In hopes to make you a part of the creative process, new card illustrations will be released throughout the project.

Three of the aces will depict helicopters from different eras as well.

Civil War Era General Uniform 

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 Jack of Diamonds portrayed by one of our backers grandfathers, 

LTC William Lee Nichols

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 "Helo" Aces

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 Memorial Ace of Spades

I felt that those who paid the ultimate price should get top honors in this commemorative deck.

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Basic "Add Ons" price list

If you would like to add additional items to your existing pledge simply add the following prices below for you desired items. Notice, you must already be an existing backer and pledging for a base tier before adding on items.

All prices include both domestic, Canadian & international shipping.

1x - Army Playing Card deck

  •  $10 Domestic - $11 Canadian - $12 International / per deck.

1x - Uncut Sheet of Playing Cards

  • $20 Domestic - $30 Canadian - $40 International / per uncut sheet.

 This project is a collaboration between Kings Wild Project Inc. & Nomades Collection. All images and content are copyright © 2014 Kings Wild Project Inc. The playing cards will be designed and created under the art direction of Kings Wild Project Inc. This playing card series is officially licensed by the United States Army and will be produced by Nomades Collection, whom holds the license with the United States Army, and Kings Wild Project. 

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Risks and challenges

A playing card project is a big task. There are so many elements that have to work together in order for a playing card project to function smoothly and succeed with satisfied backers with decks of cards in their hands.

A playing card project is a big task. There are so many elements that have to work together in order for a playing card project to function smoothly and succeed with satisfied backers with decks of cards in their hands.

The Army Playing Card Deck will be my 10th playing card project and 12th project on Kickstarter. I have learned so much from my past Kickstarters. I have learned some valuable lessons of what TO do, and what NOT to do.

Below are the biggest three hurdles with any playing card project, and how I plan to overcome them:

1. Keeping your rewards & add on system simple and easy to understand.

As I did with both my Federal 52 Part II, Sherlock Holmes & Independence projects I have given the pledge tiers Alphanumeric labels to help you understand what you are pledging for. Beside every pledge tier there is a letter/number key that you can match up with a graphic that will give you a visual representation of what is included in that pledge tier.

2. Keeping International Shipping transparent and easy to understand.

I have received my share of bumps and bruises in the past trying to figure out the most transparent and understandable method of communicating to international backers how much to add for Int. shipping. Int. Shipping is expensive, there is no way around it. I ship all of my deck using the USPS. It is not my intention to try and profit form international shipping I'm only trying not to go broke from it. I am totally transparent with shipping costs and have included an average breakdown of how much international shipping costs both you and me, so that all the information is out on the table, so you can be a well informed backer.

3. Fulfillment is by for the most difficult process of any playing card project.

With my first Federal 52 Project I got my hands calloused by tackling the fulfillment of 3000 orders by myself. With my second project, Federal 52 Part II, I ventured out and gave a fulfillment company a shot at taking on the challenge. I have learned that playing cards and the shipping of them is an art in and of itself. Something that is VERY important to me is that the same amount of care and detail is given to the packing and shipping of my playing cards as is going into the design. Because of this fact I have recently formed a company that specializes in nothing but shipping playing cards and add ons for Playing Card projects. My fulfillment company is called Kings Wild Fulfillment and it has a full time staff that is dedicated to handling, packing and fulfilling you rewards with a level of excellence that you expect from anything with the Kings Wild logo on it.

As of now Kings Wild Fulfillment has successfully fulfilled four playing card projects with over 6000 unique orders.

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    A1 - 1x - Officially Licensed United States Army Playing Card deck.

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    B1 - 2x - Officially Licensed United States Army Playing Card Decks.

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    C1 - 4x - Officially Licensed United States Army Playing Card Decks.

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    D1 - Limited Special Offer - 12x - Officially Licensed United States Army Playing Card Decks including a complimentary hand signed Kings wild collector's brick box.

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    E1 - 12x - Officially Licensed United States Army Playing Card Decks.

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    F1 - 1x Hand Made Walnut Playing Card Case holding Three United States Playing Card Decks inside.

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