The Back Design
It's just triangles. One of the simplest possible shapes you can create. And they're only arranged in straight diagonal lines. Yet, somehow, these simple triangles - together with the nothing in between - end up with the ability to make a mesmerizing impression.
The Front Design
Designed with one main goal in mind: To be as tight and clean looking as possible, while still maintaining proper usability.
When it comes to playing cards, proper usability for the layman mainly lies in the cards being easily recognizable. This is also important to the magician, who needs a deck that doesn't spur confusion in the spectator.
To achieve this recognizability, while still trying to create a somewhat unique design, is a challenge.
I hope you think I lived up to this challenge, with the familiar royals, dressed in new colors, accompanied by the number cards with their unique pip arrangement.
Talking about the pips. They have all been designed from scratch to match the clean look and feel.
I care about quality. And I bet you do as well. This deck is going to be manufactured by USPCC, United States Playing Card Company, with metallic ink on Air-Cushion Finished Bicycle-stock. You'll immediately recognize the familiar feeling and handling of the high quality cards you already know.
And if we meet the stretch goal, we'll bump up the quality even more!
Stretch Goal Number One
If we manage to raise DKK 44,000 (~$7,000) together, the deck will be crushed thinner, for even better feel and handling. I want this so much! Let's make it happen!
Stretch Goal Number Two
... might be added later on. For now, let's just crush that deck!
- Jan 10 - Campaign launches!
- Feb 4 - Campaign ends
- (14 day pledge collection window)
- Feb 19 - Order is placed at USPCC, designs are send in
- (2 weeks for the proofing process to be completed)
- Mar 5 - Digital proofs are approved: Production can begin!
- (Production takes 5 weeks)
- Apr 9 - Production is done and shipped to Gambler's Warehouse
- Apr 20 - All orders are shipped from Gambler's Warehouse
- If all goes well, you might actually receive your decks before the end of April. Fingers crossed!
Risks and challenges
The design is all done and locked in. The deliverables to USPCC are even completed as well. That part is all ready and virtually risk and challenge free.
Where we might meet some risks and challenges would be during the next phases: Production and Fulfillment.
But if anybody knows what they're doing when it comes to playing card production, it must be USPCC. I have no reason to suspect that their timeline won't be kept.
And when it comes to fulfillment of playing card orders, I have complete faith in Gambler's Warehouse. They were recommended to me by USPCC and considering how many Kickstarter campaigns they've fulfilled and all the campaigns they've run themselves (as Playing Cards Dot Net) I can only assume that they'll do a great job.
But as with anything in this world, nothing is certain. So I'll do my very best to stay on top and continue to be informed, and I'll make sure to keep you all in the loop.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (25 days)