Bicycle® Black Widow ♣ Art Playing Cards Deck
A unique Bicycle® Playing Cards Deck ~ designed by Jean LaBelle. The alluring beauty of the Black Widow. Manufactured by the USPCC.
I've dreamed of creating card designs for all of my life and have worked on several designs that I hope to create. This Bicycle® Black Widow Deck will be a start to my future of art deck designs, this being with your support and that of the community of card and art enthusiasts. I wish to create a variety of decks and I will strive to make each one something unique and special to the world of playing cards. I do not have the funds to finance these art creations... and so I bring them to You, Kickstarter, and Bicycle®. This specific "Black Widow" deck is something that I have worked hard to produce and yet it is only through your support that these designs are able to be a reality. This due to the immense costs of manufacturing cards of Bicycle's Quality. Please pledge to support me in this effort and together we can bring this art deck to life. ~ Jean
My desire is to create unique and interesting art decks ~ and yet with art that works well for the design of a playing card. I strive to give each deck a special emotion through it's design. To me, the Black Widow Bicycle® Deck is beautiful and yet unnerving in an appealing way. I have been discussing the concept with Bicycle® of how I wished to give the deck a true Bicycle® feel through the art of the special Face Card images. This by holding true to the Bicycle® card traditions and yet uniquely complimenting the Black Widow spider design.
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What are the features of The Black Widow Playing Cards?
- Manufactured by the United States Playing Card Company
- Premium Quality Bicycle® Paper Stock
- 56 Customized Art Cards based on Bicycle Traditions
- Art Designed Quality Custom Tuck Box
- Main spider art carefully illustrated from actual Black Widow
- Created from a Lifelong Vision of Playing Card Dreams
These cards are being printed at the United States Playing Card Company, and being created as a very unique Bicycle® Playing Cards Deck. The deck will be created with very high quality standards. The card art has been designed to have the highest degree of playabilty for real life playing conditions as well as to be admired as an art piece and collectable.
Designing the Card Back:
I worked to combine crisp and sleek art with a dimensional look to the Widows. I wanted them to look as though they actually 'Lived' within the playing card. The webbing has a subtle light-gray coloring with white accents.
While the textured red area has random variances to it's texture, the design still incorporates a perfect symmetry with a 180 degree rotation of the card.
Click the image for a more detailed view.
The Face Cards of the Widow Deck will be special renditions of traditional face cards. In this, the Black Widow Deck will be a true Bicycle® Deck with a look and feel of Bicycle® heritage... yet, each Face Card is uniquely detailed to compliment the Black Widow design. Each card is thoughtfully created and embellished with varying degrees of "spideresque" artwork.
The entire deck is enhanced with distinct flairs that is exclusive to the Bicycle® Black Widow Deck.
Additional cards are going to be displayed as the project unfolds,
~ including the special Joker design.
Your pledge is what makes the creation of this project possible... along with many other playing card arts that will follow. This project is a community effort and with your support, arts that have only lived in a dream will now actually come to be. Thank you for your support ~ Jean
SOME DETAILS ABOUT PLEDGING:
• Your pledge is securely processed through the Amazon shopping cart.
• Choose a Pledge Level that best suits you in amount and which includes the level of Rewards that you desire. If you wish to add an 'Add-On', you may add the appropriate amount to your pledge.
• When adding additional Rewards - you will be sent a "survey" at the end of the project where you will be able to detail your special requests, such as your specific Add-ons.
• No pledges are charged until our goal is reached. This goal will provide for the creation of The Bicycle® Black Widow Deck. Any further money collected will go directly into building the future of more LaBelle Art Decks.
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This project is focused on the creation of this Black Widow Deck. Therefore, most of the Rewards are based on numbers of Decks and special signed editions of the Deck. But, there are also two special Black Widow Art Prints for display of the art. I am also creating a special Poker Coin. I do hope that you appreciate the art and I hope to bring you much more in the future. ~ Jean
Risks and challenges
My efforts to make this project a success has been thoughtfully and diligently work on. Not only for this project but for my entire focus on art playing card designs. I have been in discussion with the staff at Bicycle for many months and feel very confident in this project being wonderfully carried out.
What is missing in my entire effort is You. The much needed support of playing card enthusiasts to move this project into reality.
The only risks in production would be in some unforeseen mistake which could merely set back the turnaround time in production. However, I have estimated the delivery date to have extra time built in to even account for anything unforeseen. I actually hope to have the decks delivered in Oct. I have most all of the art completed at this time and will be tweaking out the final touches as the project unfolds.
If you ever have any questions, please contact me and I will respond to you. I will also be updating the status of the project regularly and continue giving you process updates even after the project completes.
Thank you again for making this possible ~ JeanLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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