The CIRCUS is coming... to kickstarter! Relive childhood memories of attending the circus as a kid. The sights, the smells, the excitement! We tried to put all of that into this all-purpose deck, suitable for all of your playing card needs. A special full-bleed back design for the cardist. Extra gimmick cards for the magician. Easy to read for poker or your favorite playing card game. And being made as a limited one time print suitable for the discerning collector.
- Printed by USPCC
- Classic Stock
- Air-Cushion Finish
- Traditional Cut
- Poker Size
- 52 Cards + 2 Jokers & 2 Gaff Cards
- Tuck Case Reveal
- Two-Way Full Bleed Back Design
- 100% Custom Original Art
- Illustrated by Joe Ruiz
- Produced by Will Roya
- Limited Edition
- $2,000 - Deck Funds! - Funded!
- $4,000 - Special Custom Gaff Cards - Unlocked!
- $8,000 - Custom Numbered Tuck Seal
- $12,000 - ?????
Custom Gaff Cards
Tent of diamonds and freak of spades.
A Note From the Artist - Joe Ruiz
My process for these cards began with a distant memory of a trip to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus when I was a child of about 7 years old. I remember much of the circus but was enthralled with Gunther Gable Williams, the Lion Tamer. The way he fearlessly entered the cage with all those big cats left an indelible image on my young mind. The tuck box cover is an homage to that time and experience.
After I let those feelings knock around my noggin for a while, I started by researching vintage circus images online. I have tried to convey the exuberant energy of these old circus performers.
I work 100% digitally using Sketchbook Pro, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and a little bit of 3D imaging. I bounce around between all these mediums to achieve just the right look I’m after. I hope that I have succeeded!
Roll Up! Roll Up! The circus is coming!
FYI - This is Joe's 2nd deck, his first was the Bicycle Monster.
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Artwork has been pre-approved by USPCC. Some small design elements may be subject to change based on backer feedback and printer recommendations.
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