Southeast Asia at your fingertips
Places from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Malaysia are amongst the 52 individually illustrated cards that make up this one of a kind deck.
After travelling mostly everywhere in Southeast Asia over 9 months, I felt there was an opportunity to create a unique piece of memorabilia in the best way I could - and that was through illustration. Drawing from packed 10 hour bus journeys and taking inspiration from the numerous photos I took, I am illustrating 52 of my favourite places from all 11 countries in Southeast Asia.
One Deck, Multiple Functions
Play Traditional Playing Card Games
Although there's a clear focus on the destinations, these cards still need to function as playing cards. Using the traditional pips, red/black colours and clear values this has been achieved in the design.
Playing traditional card games is fun, but why not mix it up? Every single card in this deck presents 6 different features on each destination, which can be used to play trumps. You can choose to use all 6 features, or choose a side (ie left/size, bottom/weather or right/location) to make the game quicker.
All features have been taken from numerous resources and are as accurate as I can find them. Features change regularly, so inaccuracies may occur, but I will do my best to prevent any of these. Think you see an error, let me know!
Learn About Southeast Asia
The features and illustrated landmarks make these cards a superb learning tool or possibly even a decisive factor on where you may visit next. According to this deck, there is so much in Southeast Asia to explore!
Plan Your Trip
As a bit of an organised freak, I know this deck would have been helpful to me before setting off on my adventure. Get ideas and lay out your itinerary, these 52 popular tourist destinations are my favourites from the trip. Plus at pocket size, this deck can travel with you anywhere!
All icons and illustrations are created from scratch, and 100s of hours will go into the design of this deck, so it can be as perfect as it can be. The more funding I get, the more time I'll spend perfecting the custom illustrations, design and details of the cards. At point of launch - 11 card fronts, the back and the tuck box have been initially designed, but no artwork is final. New card updates will be presented to you throughout the campaign.
The list of places, their features and their suits have all been set for now...
The Add Ons & Freebies
The add ons and freebies will be available once we hit certain stretch goals, and I think you'll love them!
Postcards were an obvious add on choice, and the illustrations really make these items a great keepsake and something you'll really feel excited about sending to your friends and loved ones.
Naturally posters became the second add on for this campaign and will take pride in brightening up any room or space.
£20,000 covers the cost of printing 2,000 decks, delivery costs, fees and design/labour costs.
All card decks will be printed by Cartamundi, who are the worldwide leader in the manufacturing of card games. Their portfolio includes Cluedo, Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly - so they're kind of a big deal!
I chose poker size and the Corona 300gsm board by Cartamundi. With it's smooth finish and flat surface, it will really make the illustrations pop, plus it allows me to provide this deck at a more reasonable cost to suit all budgets.
I will be getting a one off prototype made by MPC to ensure the cards are fit for the all important final print run. I have however vigorously tested the design with numerous printouts.
Everything is in place to get these decks and goodies in stockings by this Christmas.
Campaign Stretch Goals
Social Media Stretch Goals
As if that wasn't enough? I will also be giving away extra freebies for each and every deck you purchase if we can get this shared across social media.
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Designing new card games for a living is the dream, and with this campaign you can actually help me make that happen! I have lots of new ideas in the making and it would be great to push this concept even further. Honestly, I don't mind travelling to more places...
I would really like to see these decks in as many hands as possible to share these wonderful destinations. Retail is a possibility, and if you're looking for a larger order I will be open to any wholesale enquiries.
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Apologies, I got too excited about the project! My name is James and I'm a freelance graphic designer who loves to illustrate. After having my first Kickstarter card deck project funded a few years back, I've now got the bug. My most recent trip of 9 months to Southeast Asia completely fuelled this idea and I could really do with your help to get this (along with future projects) to the market.
Risks and challenges
Having my first Kickstarter project successfully funded and fulfilled with complete satisfaction, gives me so much confidence for this campaign. The number crunching, printer liaison, date tweaking and design setup has all been done - all I need now is your pledge!
Design-wise there is still a lot to do and I will constantly be working on this throughout the campaign, updating and involving you along the way!
Delivery by Christmas does make for a tight schedule, but it's 100% achievable and I'll do everything in my will to meet this deadline.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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