Chinese words are profound with thousand years of history. “恒” in Chinese means permanent, balance and constant. This powerful word seems to contain huge meaning and the majestic feeling. Oriental is our first deck involved with traditional Chinese elements.
These Chinese elements become the form of modern art or lifestyle based on traditional Chinese culture, adapting to global trends. In this culture, Chinese word is one of the most important carriers and features of China's five thousand years of civilization and history.
Back in 2012, Toby Zhang released the first edition of Oriental deck with a unique Chinese ink painting design and the use of the very sensitive Linoid finish. At the time, this deck has gained a lot of fans. Now, this is the first time that Toby Zhang cooperated with Riffle Shuffle Playing card Co to bring the Scarlet Oriental Playing Cards to the community.
In order to make it more fascinating, the border of the back of the card is narrower than the first version, and a brighter metallic ink is adopted. At the same time, the Ace of Spades and the back of the card are also modified in design. On the printing, Toby still insists on using the USPCC traditional Tally Ho Linoid Finish, which will make the feeling as great as the previous version.
On the top of tuck case. You will see the embossed "恒“. We want it to stand out when you pile them up in your collection. You will be visually shocked by this spectacle. When you look at it, it seems to bring you to a permanent but balance world. That is the charm of this word.
With a fully dreamy feeling on the tuck case made of ultra smooth premium quality paper material, the word “恒” is even more elegant and fascinating. If you look closer, you will find that the word “恒” is deluxe embossed.
The color on the back of the tuck case with scarlet color gives us a feeling of visually composed and prudent. The word "Oriental" is printed on the side of deck. It is simple but impressive. The back of tuck case has Chinese classical pattern which will catch your eyes immediately.
Once you open the tuck case, you will see the huge word “恒” printed with silver metallic ink. The great touch of tuck case will bring us a sense of luxury. It is breathtaking, whimsical, sophisticated and stunning from inside to outside.
The back design uses the Scarlet and Silver metallic ink to feature the fancy and elegant design. the pattern presents the thousand years of civilization of China. The figure in the middle is a portrayal of Chinese Imperial Palace.
The palace stands for the ultimate power and status in Chinese ancient times. There are palace walls around the palace. Four beacon towers at each corner connecting walls. This is not simple sketch, it accommodates the power of culture.
The face cards of the Oriental Playing Cards has remained to design in the tradition style. Both Silver and Red metallic ink is used on court cards to make them brighter.
The court cards show you the mixture of Chinese and Western art and aesthetics from back to face of cards. It brings you the feeling of fantasy with the modern style so naturally without the barrier of different cultures.
The pattern on Ace is Chinese style with the portrayal of A. The traditional figure we have used for Ace means auspicious. We also hope the Ace can bring your guys luck and fortune. The silver metallic ink reflects it more meaningful and stunning.
“鬼” is the Chinese writing of Joker. The design on Joker is derived from Chinese ancient totem: Dragon and phoenix. Dragon and phoenix in Chinese mythology has an important status. They were used as the symbols of emperors and empresses. Dragon and phoenix with metallic ink perfectly stand for Jokers across different cultures.
The ad card is simple and delicate. The is only one word “恒” on the card. One simple card seems to contain enormous power because of this particular word. We want to deliver the idea that Practice does not make perfect, practice makes permanent.
- Printed by United States Playing Card Co
- Traditional Tally Ho Linoid Finish
- Premium Bee Casino Paper
- Deluxe Embossed Tuck Case
- Metallic Silver and Scarlet Ink
- Front & Back Tuck Case Design
Oriental Playing Card will be printed with USPCC, Linoid Finish, Casino Stock. LIMITED EDITION OF 2500 Decks. The shipping is directly from Gambler Warehouse from US, one of the most trusted fulfillment centres. We provide the lowest shipping rate the warehouse offers for both international & US shipping. And we guarantee that the deck will arrive in the PERFECT Condition. All the decks should be shipped in Early January.
1 x Oriental Playing Card 13 USD Worldwide Shipping Included
If you want to add on 2 decks to your current pledge, please add 2 x 13 = 26 USD to your current reward. Please send us a message to confirm your add on.
Risks and challenges
We learned a lot from our past project, and we translated those experiences into motivation to continuously improve our product and service. We have built really strong, stable relationships with United States Playing Card Co and Gambler Warehouse. All artwork has been received and approved and we are now waiting to confirm the final number. The production and shipment of the cards can result in minor delays, but I've negotiated tight deadlines with our partners to ensure on-time delivery as promised.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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