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Custom poker-size playing cards dedicated to a time that’s gone, from the nineteenth century to the roaring sixties. Printed by LPCC.
Custom poker-size playing cards dedicated to a time that’s gone, from the nineteenth century to the roaring sixties. Printed by LPCC.
330 backers pledged $10,685 to help bring this project to life.

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Love is a Smoke - Playing Cards

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Join us in a journey from the twilight of the nineteenth century to the roaring sixties, meeting along the way shady, ambiguous and mysterious characters: dark ladies, gangsters, mariachis, latin lovers, femmes fatales and young hearted playboys.

New custom seal!
New custom seal!

UV Spot Ink unlocked!

After carefully evaluating all the options we decided to implement as a stretch goal the UV Spot Ink on all the red parts of the tuck box.


You can see the same result in cool decks like Draconian and Jetsetter.

Personal stamps

You will be able to choose the character you prefer from Love is a Smoke and to personalize your stamps with your initials or a date/number that has a meaning for you! The stamps are regular 0.49$ ones that can be used in the United States.

The price for this add-on is 45$, shipping expenses included, you can add the right amount of money on top of your pledge and send a message to me for your choices & personalization.

Please, remember: this is and add-on for U.S. residents only, send a message for any question.

Uncut sheets

Now you can choose one or two uncut sheets of Love is a Smoke directly as a pledge level! You can have them also as add-ons, just check the updated table under the "printing and shipping" section and adjust your pledge accordingly. You can mix decks and uncut sheets.

Fabric bags

This is a steal, you can have for just $25, shipping included the same bag that was proposed for the sophisticated and limited Dandy Edition.

This add-on is made with the finest italian fabrics, taken from this renewed woolen mill. It will be simpler than the Dandy Edition, but it will stil have a leather disk applied with the Passione logo.

Note: it does not include a deck.

The deck

"They are good looking, that's true. Damn. So good looking it hurts. They know everything about love and seduction, but beware, the Jacquards will eventually break your heart!"

The hearts
The hearts

"Don't mess with them. Just... don't! It's dangerous and you'd better mind your own business. Oh, do you think that girl is nice and innocent? Think twice, you don't want to mess around with the Paisleys."

The spades
The spades

"We weren't born in this country, but we managed to get to the top of the food chain thanks to our hard work, dedication and... well... some good friends. You don't really want to know more and, anyway, we won't tell. We know how to keep our secrets."

The clubs
The clubs

"We, the Tartans, have always been wealthy, because we know both what makes the world turn and what makes the life worth living. I'm not sure you can understand: it's not a question of money, it's a question of taste and style."

The diamonds
The diamonds

"War sucks. Damn... I wish I could be at home with my wife. Who knows what will happen tomorrow? Or today - because it's not over yet. Let's light a cigarette, it's probably the safest thing I can do, anyway."

Jokers and backs
Jokers and backs

Love is a Smoke has been originally designed by Marco Guerrieri and sold in Italy as a “Christmas Edition” in just 100 numbered and sealed decks.

There are no Christmas Edition decks left to buy, unfortunately, we barely have a couple of decks for us...

With the current edition Maurizio Toccafondi revamped the original illustrations, creating a fresh new deck for the kickstarter audience.

Love is a Smoke - Christmas Edition, printed by MPC
Love is a Smoke - Christmas Edition, printed by MPC
Love is a Smoke - Christmas Edition, printed by MPC
Love is a Smoke - Christmas Edition, printed by MPC

Love is a Smoke will be printed by LPCC. Their committment to quality is outstanding as you can see from this image of their superior Diamond cut process.

If you want to change your pledge level you can do it anytime before the end date. However if you want to add some decks to your current pledge you can do it by checking the following table. If you have any concern, issue or just want to be sure, don't hesitate, send a message and we will answer as quickly as possible.

Shipping will be fulfilled through the Legends Playing Card Co. at their headquarters in Hong Kong. This will allow your decks to arrive faster because they don't need to travel by cargo ship to the USA to be fulfilled.

Collector's Edition and some add-ons will be shipped from Italy.

Marco Guerrieri has been a cartoonist and illustrator since 1999. Among his most successful works, "Milano Criminale" (published by Mondadori), "John Doe" (Eura Editoriale) and "Jonathan Steele" (Star Comics). Marco has been drawing since his childhood because, he says, so he is able to shape his fantasies and dreams, getting in instant communication with others. Passionate about Formula 1, Marco produces dynamic models of the 70s and 80s for slot tracks for sale on Nonno Slot.

Maurizio Toccafondi is the owner of the design studio D4I (graphic and interior design) and cofounder of the cultural association Colored Noise (graphic design, universitary tutoring, illustration and photography) and +Prato (organization of comics and games conventions). He is an industrial designer, graphic, illustrator and photographer, in love with SCI-FI, concept design, concept arts and comics.

Passione and Love is a Smoke have been spotted on the web in several occasions:

Passione (www.passioneplayingcards.com) is a new brand in the custom playing cards industry, aimed to bring Italian design and Italian culture into the world of custom playing cards, to promote the culture of custom playing cards and to be a reference for the cardistry movement in Italy. Passione has been created by Riccardo Conturbia, Project Management Office lead in a software integrator firm with a passion for custom playing cards, and Maurizio Toccafondi.

Risks and challenges

There are always risks involved in a project, but in this case we don't see any big one.

We already delivered the Christmas Edition to dozens of people, the artwork for this new deck is ready and 100% our property and LPCC is a reliable company.

LPCC has its own fulfillment center, therefore the shipping process will be easier, faster and with better prices for several countries.

Of course delays can happen, for several reasons, but we will work hard to anticipate all of the steps, when possible, to reduce the impact on you.

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    THE HALF CARTON:
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