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Vivaldi Playing Cards {ƒƒ} printed by USPCC

A project that brings the vibe, the allure, and the charm of the Venetian Baroque era in a Playing Cards project. Printed by USPCC.

Vivaldi Playing Cards {ƒƒ} printed by USPCC

A project that brings the vibe, the allure, and the charm of the Venetian Baroque era in a Playing Cards project. Printed by USPCC.

$16,853
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7days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, October 23 2019 3:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Passione Playing Cards presents Vivaldi: a playing cards project that aims to bring the baroque vibe and the music of the Italian composer and violinist Antonio Vivaldi into a set of masterfully illustrated decks. 

The Vivaldi ensemble is composed of two main decks: Vivaldi Allegro and Vivaldi Largo. Vivaldi Concerto is a special, limited and numbered book-like edition holding the playing cards of both variations. Stretch goals will add a series of goodies that will be revealed later in the campaign. Stay tuned! 

In Vivaldi Allegro characters are drawn with a (bowed) string instrument. All court cards are custom, and the colour scheme of each suit matches the mood of a season in order to homage The Four Seasons: one of the most famous masterpieces composed by Antonio Vivaldi.

Vivaldi Largo represents all the court cards with a different type of string instrument: lutes (plucked with fingers, or more recently with a plectrum). The colour scheme on the front of the cards is the same as Vivaldi Allegro. 

The tuck cases of both Vivaldi Allegro and Vivaldi Largo will be printed on colored paper specifically treated to obtain the feel and look of velvet fabric (see the section Features and Qualities for more information) and then decorated with pure foil.

Vivaldi Concerto has been designed with collectors in mind. Like other previous Passione Playing Cards projects, the book-like double tuck-case holds the two versions of Vivaldi Playing Cards (Largo and Allegro) and wraps them in lavish luxury.

The tuck case will be printed with pure foil in Italy by Archivio Tipografico on Cordenons special paper (see the section Features and Qualities for more information). Only 350 Vivaldi Concerto's will be produced.

All of the cards have been illustrated by the author, Sofia Bolognesi, interpreting the baroque style and spirit of the music from that time.  

Metallic inks will be used for gold and silver accents on the cards.

A selection of Vivaldi Allegro cards. Click on the image to see more.
Vivaldi Allegro aces (silver ink accents).
A selection of Vivaldi Largo cards. Click on the image to see more.
Vivaldi Largo aces (gold ink accents).
The Jokers are orchestra conductors, inspired by the masks of the Italian Comedy of Art.

The tuck cases of Vivaldi Allegro and Vivaldi Largo will be printed with pure foil on colored paper by Gambler's Warehouse. The velvet look and feel will be recreated with a unique technique, combining visual deception and soft touch.

Graphic representation of the process that will be used to obtain the look and feel of velvet on both Vivaldi Largo and Vivaldi Allegro tuck cases.

The double tuck case of Vivaldi Concerto will be printed in Italy by Archivio Tipografico, on Cordenons Silver Silk 285g paper. The special texture and shine of the paper recreates the feel of silk and gives the cards designed by Sofia Bolognesi the most luxury casing they truly deserve.

The beautiful paper selected for Vivaldi Concerto.
If you would like to add-on any of the listed items above, please add the corresponding amount to your pledge.

United States Playing Card Company

The Vivaldi Playing Cards project will be printed by USPCC (makers of the world-renowned Bicycle® playing cards) on Air-Cushion finish.  

You may have seen Air-Cushion mentioned as Cambric, Linen, Magic or Embossed, but they are all terms used by USPCC to identify the same finish. 

Gambler's Warehouse

Gambler's Warehouse has years  of experience in order fulfillment, e-commerce and customer service. They also have a strong relationship with the United States Playing Card Company and spend countless hours researching and keeping track of the  latest news and standards in the playing card industry.

Gambler's Warehouse has supplied  cards & chips to thousands of casinos and other corporations for the  last three decades—from Las Vegas and the Americas to Europe, Africa  and Asia.

Archivio Tipografico

Archivio Tipografico is an active and collaborative space for the preservation, the study and the practice of typographic arts. The aims are to preserve, to keep alive and to reinvent in a contemporary way the craftsmanship knowledge for movable types composition and high quality letterpress printing.

Heidelberg OHZ, courtesy of Archivio Tipografico.

Passione is a brand of custom playing cards that aims 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. 

Sofia Bolognesi was born and still lives in Veneto, the region of Vivaldi. She is currently an illustrator and a concept art teacher for cinema and videogames in Padua. She’s a violinist for pleasure since the age of 7 and a great lover of classical music, therefore she spends her life figuring out how to sneak into “cultured music” events! Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in A Minor was her very first discovery during her musical education, and more generally the well-known Venetian composer has accompanied her entire childhood with his masterpieces.

Risks and challenges

Every project has risks, for a playing cards project the risks are of two kinds:

1) Bad quality.
2) Delays.

We have chosen the best partners in printing (USPCC) and an experienced center for fulfilling (Gamblers) so we are not really worried about this aspect. The decks will be as cool as you expect them to be.

As for the delays: sometimes they just happen, however we will do our best to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays and any issue is promptly communicated to you.

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