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Limited edition custom-designed deck of playing cards where suit symbols are manipulated into intersecting shapes and patterns.
Limited edition custom-designed deck of playing cards where suit symbols are manipulated into intersecting shapes and patterns.
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Density Playing Card Deck — Printed by USPCC

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Thanks to all the backers of the Density Playing Card Deck! If you missed out please visit the shop at www.ronilagin.com

The Story 

Hi, Kickstarter. My name is Roni Lagin and I'm an artist and graphic designer living and working in Philadelphia. 

Last summer I launched a successful Kickstarter project called Delicious City Prints. Which was such a great experience.

It's been a personal goal of mine to design a deck of playing cards. When the opportunity came to start another project, I knew it was time to make it happen. I've always been intrigued by the different styles in playing cards and how each card can be its own composition. So for the last six months, I've been working on the Density Playing Card Deck.

With your help, this deck can become a reality. Thanks for taking the time to look at my project. And I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

The Deck 

  • Printed by the United States Playing Card Company
  • Bicycle® Grade playing card stock with an Air Cushion/Magic Finish
  • Fifty-Two (52) fully custom playing cards
  • Two (2) custom joker cards
  • Custom tuck box
  • Cellophane wrapped deck
  • Limited edition. The quantity of first print run will be determined by demand.

Court Cards Updated: 

Kings, Queens and Jacks revised with better crowns, a “Suicide King” and the “One-Eyed Jacks”.

The Tuck Case

The Uncut Press Sheet

Uncut Press Sheet Specs:

  • 21 7/8" X 26 3/8" unframed
  • Press sheet directly from the USPCC print run
  • Shipped in a Hard Tube

*Frame and plant not included

The Ace of Spades & Cards Fine Art Prints

Ace of Spades Fine Art Print Specs:

  • Available as 18" x 24" or 11" x 14" unframed
  • Archival paper and Ink on Matte Paper
  • Shipped in a Hard Tube or Stay Flat envelope

*Frame, chair, and flowers not included

NEW! Any Card as an Art Print:

  • Available as 18" x 24" or 11" x 14" unframed
  • Archival paper and Ink on Matte Paper
  • Shipped in a Hard Tube or Stay Flat envelope

If you're interested in a print, but aren't super crazy about the Ace of Spades, you can now pledge for the same amount (for the Art Print) and pick any card from the deck... and I mean any card (even the back design!). You can have a 3 of hearts if you're celebrating a 3rd anniversary or a joker if you're into that sorta thing. To get this reward, just pledge for the Ace of Spades Art Print (in either 11x14 or 18x24) and then you'll choose which card (or card back) you want when you receive your backer survey. 

The Stretch Goals

200%: Embossed Tuck Case

If at least 200% of the funding goal is reached, the Tuck Case will receive an upgrade in paper stock and an embossed treatment on the lettering.

The Add-ons

If you'd like to add an additional deck to any pledge simply increase the amount by the following:

$10: One (1) additional Density Deck (plus $4 per deck for international shipping)

Add-ons are not eligible if you selected the Early Backer reward.

Thanks to the following who helped with the Kickstarter video:

Cinematography by ChrisK Photography (www.chriskphotography.net)

Original Music by Matthew Aronson and John Luckenbaugh (www.reverbnation.com/gedaliaharonson)

All designs © 2013 Roni Lagin. All rights reserved. 

Press

We've been featured at:

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Risks and challenges

Pending acts of god and natural disasters, the risks and challenges for this project are expected to be minimal since the design for the entire deck, tuck case and fine art print have already been completed.

When it comes to fulfillment, I've already run another successful Kickstarter called Delicious City Prints (www.kickstarter.com/projects/ronilagin/delicious-city-prints/) and delivered the rewards for that project to over 200 backers and on schedule.

In terms of production, a relationship has been already established with the United States Playing Card Company, who will be producing the playing cards, tuck case and uncut press sheet. As a professional graphic designer, I've had over 13 years of experience working with print production and vendors. The schedule and logistics have been planned out to ensure that the anticipated reward fulfillment dates will be met. The final production schedule is determined by USPCC so delivery dates could fluctuate, but I have worked the expected turnaround into the schedule.

Due to the lead time for print production, which is a minimum of 5-8 weeks after the artwork is submitted, the backer surveys will be sent out at least 4 or 5 weeks after the funding period is over so that a more accurate and current mailing addresses is used for backers (since I can't be responsible if a there is no forwarding mailing address in the event someone moves).

To keep backers aware of progress, and more importantly what I'm watching on Netflix, I plan to post periodic backer updates. Of course, once the artwork is approved at USPCC, it's really just waiting for the decks to be produced and shipped.

Note: All images of the playing cards, tuck box and uncut sheet are mockups for illustration purposes. The finished product may vary slightly from what you're seeing. Every effort will be made to deliver the illustrated design theme and concept. Artwork is subject to change at any time. You will be kept up-to-date of any changes that may occur during the printing process.

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