My name is Randy Butterfield, and I'm a Graphic Artist in Indianapolis, IN. I've been designing custom Playing Cards for a few years now, and the Cosmic Lanes Deck my latest design!
Is innovation in the guise of FUN still innovation? You betcha!!!
Who's up for some GLOW-IN-THE-DARK Playing Cards that also includes some subtle Stop-Motion Animation?!!!
LIGHTS ON / LIGHTS OFF:
The Cosmic Lanes Deck is inspired from the unique experience of Cosmic Bowling, with a hefty dose of an '80s vibe. I grew up during the '80s, so I'm biased to believe it's one of the best decades ever!
LIGHT RINGS ANIMATION:
Above is an Animated GIF that shows the three Light Rings that are in constant motion throughout each Face Card. Starting at the Ace of Spades and ending at the Green Joker will result in a riffle that shows the complete Animation in sequence!
NOTE: If the Animated GIFS aren't working properly within Kickstarter, please click on the image. The Animated GIF will pop-up into it's own page.
PRINTING SPECS: The Cards will be printed on Class AA PVC with a .31 thickness and are Poker Size. The Backs are printed in CMYK and the Faces are printed in CMYK + a Glow-in-the-Dark Ink overlay. The Tuck Box is printed on a durable Synthetic Stock and will also be printed in CMYK + a Glow-in-the-Dark Ink overlay. Because of the Glow Ink and the Plastic Cards (necessary for the Glow Ink), the Cosmic Lanes Deck is a very expensive Deck to produce. Since they are Plastic Cards, they will be nearly indestructible and should last a very long time!
Legends Playing Card Co. will be printing AND fulfilling the Cosmic Lanes Deck. Legends enjoys the challenge to create a complicated print run such as this, and they excel at high-quality production. I can't wait to see how the final Decks turn out!! Also, FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING FOR ALL PLEDGE REWARDS & ADD-ONS!
SAMPLE CARD: Above is a photo of a Legends test Plastic Card with a Glow-In-The-Dark Ink overlay (printed over the Green PIPS and Indices).
I have a lot of Uncut Sheets from my previous Playing Cards designs. I have yet to get any of them framed for display. THIS is one Uncut that I'll NEED to get framed! This should be one of the most UNIQUE Uncut Sheets around. It's not very often that an Uncut can GLOW-IN-THE-DARK!!
The Cosmic Lanes Uncut Sheet is available in a few Pledge Tiers or as a $28 Add-On item.
To add any extra items to your base Pledge Reward, just click on the Blue "Manage Your Pledge" Button and change the dollar amount to account for the added item(s). Please send me a PM if you have any questions or concerns.
Thanks for checking out my project!
Randy Butterfield (Midnight Cards)
LINKS TO OTHER MIDNIGHT CARD DESIGNS:
Risks and challenges
PRODUCTION: The print-ready designs have already been submitted to Legends. They are starting the Prepress and Proofing stages now. I have every confidence that Legends will do an amazing job with the Printing and Fulfillment!
The Cosmic Deck will be fulfilled at the same time as the Bowl-A-Rama Decks that recently finished funding.
ARE THEY LIMITED?: It's become my observation that EVERY Kickstarter Deck is a Limited Edition. I will only print what is needed to cover Pledge Rewards, Wholesalers and a couple hundred extras for lost or damaged packages and for my personal supply. I do not have an online store, and DO NOT plan on opening one in the foreseeable future.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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