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1,015 backers pledged SEK 462,035 to help bring this project to life.

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ALL UNLOCKED AND UNVEILED! :) Here the gifts for the backers, according to the rewards/pledge.

  • Vinyl Sticker (card size), if you have 2 or more decks.
  • Micro Deck (white back) and sticker, if you have 4 or more decks.
  • Mini Deck (red back) plus all above, if you have 6 or more decks.
  • Custom Brick Box plus all above, if you have a brick or more.
  • Crown Edition plus all above, with a pledge over 3000 SEK..
Gifts are not add-ons, they are assigned automatically according to the pledge
Gifts are not add-ons, they are assigned automatically according to the pledge

"No.17 Playing Cards" is a custom designed deck of playing cards (poker size), printed by United States Playing Card Company (USPCC), Bicycle® branded.

There is no specific theme in this deck, it´s quite eclectic and I let my fantasy run when I illustrated the courts. The diamonds have clearly an Egyptian resemblance, but overall they belong to a parallel world. There is a thing that connects all the court cards: the text circling the background is a part of the Aeneid, a Latin epic poem written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. 

I am Lorenzo, I live and work in Stockholm, Sweden. I design custom playing cards and Stockholm17 is the name I use for projects.

This is my 3rd Kickstarter campaign for custom playing cards, feel free to take a look at Requiem Playing Cards and Heretic Playing Cards (both successfully funded and fulfilled).
Designing and illustrating playing cards is my passion. I hope you like this deck and that you want to support it by backing and sharing this campaign :)

  • No.17 Bicycle® Branded Playing Cards
  • No.17 "unbranded" Playing Cards 
  • Sterling Silver Ace of Spades 

2 decks for this campaign. The faces are the same for both, however, the backs and the tuck-cases are different.

And a beautiful 100% Sterling Silver Ace of Spades that works as a pendant, a poker card holder, or a key chain.

Quick overview of the cards (be aware that light affects the tones):

test prints and prototypes
test prints and prototypes

No.17 Bicycle® Playing Cards features:

  • 12 hand-drawn illustrated courts (JQK)
  • 4 big decorated aces
  • Custom pip layout (2 to10)
  • 3 jokers (3rd joker is a mystery)
  • 1 gaff card (see update #11 and #12)
  • Bicycle® paper stock
  • Custom tuck-case
  • Custom seal

Poker-size, Mini-size and Micro size next to each other:

photoshop rendering on a blank box
photoshop rendering on a blank box

You can follow my work and minor updates here:

The Bicycle® branded version has a cherry red back. The unbranded version has a back in beige/white with red accents.

Red Back (Bicycle® branded) - How it fans
Red Back (Bicycle® branded) - How it fans
Backs of the Unbranded version, how it fans
Backs of the Unbranded version, how it fans
Branded and Unbranded cards mixed
Branded and Unbranded cards mixed

All the court cards are illustrated, the aces are giant and decorated. The pips have a custom design and placement.

Custom courts and aces
Custom courts and aces
pips, aces and king of hearts - prototype
pips, aces and king of hearts - prototype

Evolution of the Queen Of Hearts and the Queen of Clubs, from sketch to final.

The Bicycle® branded box has the jester printed on the front.

The unbranded version has the No.17 with the red feline (red foiling and debossing, no ink).

The back of both tuck-boxes - side by side
The back of both tuck-boxes - side by side

What is the add-on and how does it work?

Basically you are in a reward, but you want to add something (decks or other items). 

Example:

You chose the 6 deck reward and want to add two more decks. Just look at the price list table (scroll down), see how much Viking money you need to add, do some simple math, and update your pledge (instructions are farther down).

BUT,

if you are in the 4 deck reward, and you want 2 more decks, please move in the 6 deck reward.

100% Sterling Silver Ace of Spades (add-on or reward)

100% Sterling Silver interpretation of the Ace of Spades. Made to scale, this object of beauty lifts the lines of the art work into the three dimensional world and into the palm of your hand. Finished with a highly polished face, offset by an oxidized background to capture the depth and layers of the artist's original. Total weight in sterling silver is 26.5 grams ( 0.93oz). Dimensions: 40x55mm, thickness 5mm (1.5x2.2in, thickness 0.2in).

A real jewel, for kr 621 (~$74) // 70% OFF the Retail price (box and shipping included)

(If someone wants it in solid gold, please contact me) :)


Handcrafted by The House Of Kallie, South Africa.

handcrafted sterling silver ace of spades
handcrafted sterling silver ace of spades
wooden case included
wooden case included
as Poker Card Protector
as Poker Card Protector
back and front
back and front

Uncut Sheets (add-on)

Uncut sheets are pulled from the presses at the US Playing Card Company before they are cut into individual cards. The dimensions are 22 x 26.5 inches (55.8x67.3cm). It will be sent separately in a sturdy mailing tube.

You can add to your pledge the following amount:

  • kr 303 (~$36) for domestic shipping (USA)
  • kr 388 (~$46) for international shipping
Uncut sheet simulation. gaff cards in update #11 and #12
Uncut sheet simulation. gaff cards in update #11 and #12

 Stretch Goals

  • ~$17k (140k SEK) - GOAL - MYSTERY ADD-ON UNVEILED!
  • ~$20k (170k SEK) - STAMP-LIKE CUSTOM SEAL // REACHED!
  • ~$30k (250k SEK) - UNBRANDED DECK // REACHED!
  • ~$35k (300k SEK) - EMBOSSING ON BICYCLE DECK // REACHED!
  • ~$40k (350k SEK) - GIFTS PART ONE // REACHED !!
  • LAST DAYS: CUSTOM BRICK BOX FOR ALL BRICKS

I made this table for a better overview of the prices with Swedish Crowns (SEK or Kr) and US dollars (USD or $). Even if the fluctuation of the 2 currencies is not so big, there might be some accuracy issue. 

Kickstarter will display the current exchange rate in your currency when you pledge.

Here is a usefull link: SEK-USD or this one in real time

Down here the instructions to manage your pledge and get the add-on in 3 simple steps.

3D renderings made by Andri Asmara (Indonesia) - Instagram:  @pohaamxx 

Presentation video made by Nicola Smanio www.nicolasmanio.com

Silver Ace of Spades handcrafted by The House Of Kallie - South Africa

Playing Cards Printed by The United States Playing Card Company.

All the artwork and graphics are custom and original. All rights reserved ©2015. Designed in Sweden by Lorenzo Gaggiotti, Stockholm17 Playing Cards. 

Risks and challenges

The deck will be printed by USPCC (United States Playing Card Co).

The estimated delivery date is just that, an estimate. it depends on USPCC and their workload. I will send the final files at the conclusion of the campaign, but I cannot speed up the production. There is a possibility of earlier delivery, but it all depends on how quickly USPCC completes the production.

Printing a deck of playing cards is a standard procedure, but errors may occur, you never know, the devil is in the details. But this is my third project and I do not foresee any issues. I'll keep my eyes open and follow every single step of the project to make it real, as I did for Requiem Playing Cards and Heretic Playing Cards.

Be aware that the colors on the screen will not perfectly match with the colors on printed paper. Graphics may improve or change slightly in the final printed version.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

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    One Sterling Silver Ace of Spades

    100% Solid Sterling Silver Ace of Spades (Nickel free). Finished with a highly polished face, offset by an oxidized background to capture the depth and layers of the artist's original.
    Total weight in sterling silver is 26.5 grams ( 0.93oz). Dimensions: 40x55mm, thickness 5mm (1.5x2.2in, thickness 0.2in)

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