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SOLAIRE - Custom Playing Cards by Penguin Magic

Custom playing cards with a cosmic vibe, grounded in mathematics. Created by Kevin Reylek, printed by the US Playing Card Co.

SOLAIRE - Custom Playing Cards by Penguin Magic

Custom playing cards with a cosmic vibe, grounded in mathematics. Created by Kevin Reylek, printed by the US Playing Card Co.

$5,665
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
174
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, July 25 2019 4:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 25, 2019

About

Born of mathematics, forged on Earth, and launched into outer space.


SOLAIRE playing cards are a two-deck set representing Solar and Lunar elements. The Flare Edition (Orange) represents the sun while the Phase Edition (Blue) represents the moon.

Design

The design elements are based on the Fibonacci sequence of numbers both in sizing and in spacing, giving them a symmetry and balance similar to the many instances in nature where this amazing sequence can be found. The full-bleed borderless backs remind us that the reaches of space know no bounds.

3D renders created by Nicolas Molines
3D renders created by Nicolas Molines

Because the decks have reflective back designs, they can be combined in many unusual and inventive ways, making them ideal for cardistry. All of the faces have been customized but remain recognizable to still allow for ease of game play. In addition to the altered court and number cards, both decks feature a 100% custom Ace of Spades and custom Jokers. 


The cards are housed in custom tuck boxes and topped off with custom sticker seals.

The SOLAIRE decks will be a one-time only print run with only 2,500 of each color printed.


Materials

The SOLAIRE decks will be printed at the US Playing Card Company on our signature thin-crush Elite stock with embossed Magic finish - the same high quality standard used on our Bicycle Elite Edition cards. This stock & finish combo makes the cards soft and pliable without sacrificing snap or durability.


Stretch Goals

When the campaign reaches $12,000 we will add individual numbering to the custom seals.

At $16,000 we will unlock a special Corona Edition of the SOLAIRE deck, designed specifically for Cardistry. Limited to only 1,000 decks, the Corona Edition will be unique in that it will not have playable faces. Designed specifically for cuts, fans, shuffles, and other displays of cardistry, the Corona Edition will have the Flare backs on one side and the Phase backs on the other. This will allow cardists to create stunning displays and routines with the vibrant colors.

If unlocked, the Corona Edition can be added to existing pledges for $14 per deck, discounted from the $16 MSRP.

We have several ideas for other stretch goals should the opportunity arise. We will announce those additional goals over the course of the campaign.

Add-Ons

In addition to your main pledge, you can also add on additional decks as singles or by the dozen. You can also pledge for an uncut sheet - a real deck of cards that has been pulled from the presses before being cut apart. This makes a beautiful and unique piece for your wall!

To add-on extra items, you do not need to change your base pledge level. Simply adjust your pledge to add the extra amount. For example, if your base pledge is $114 for a dozen decks and you wish to add on an uncut sheet, you would add $30 if you are in the US or $40 for other countries, bringing your total to either $144 or $154.

You will indicate how your add-on funds should be directed in your BackerKit survey after the campaign has ended.. Please send us a message directly if you need assistance with your specific pledge.

Risks and challenges

The designs are complete and have been submitted to USPCC for proofing. We have a long history of creating projects with USPCC, so we expect no issues with the printing of the decks. Because the decks do not use any unusual materials or processes, the printing should be very straightforward.

Any unexpected problems will be dealt with swiftly and we will always provide progress updates to our backers.

At Penguin we have produced and shipped hundreds of products, including several successful Kickstarter campaigns. We have learned from our past campaigns and have a great understanding of each phase of the process. We have been in business for over 15 years and have our own dedicated warehouse and shipping team, which means we have the resources and experience to ship your pledge rewards quickly, accurately, and with care.

We will be using BackerKit to facilitate the add-on process.

For higher quantities and/or wholesale inquiries, please contact us directly.

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