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The first playing card series that transforms over time, capturing inspiring moments of duality through a luxury collection.
The first playing card series that transforms over time, capturing inspiring moments of duality through a luxury collection.
The first playing card series that transforms over time, capturing inspiring moments of duality through a luxury collection.
668 backers pledged $64,340 to help bring this project to life.

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Inverno and Verana are the last 2 decks in the Seasons series that began in 2011. Each deck in the series is individually illustrated to represent a different season, telling a story of a deck that changes over time. The first decks I created in the series, Primavera and Seronda, represented fall and spring and were met with critical acclaim winning multiple awards and being called "The most detailed cards we've ever printed" by The U.S. Playing Card Company. These final decks representing winter and summer will finally complete the Seasons Saga. 

I have always been inspired by the ideas of transformation and growth. In the midst of change, there is a moment of serenity around what was and what it becomes. This set is made to capture this rare moment of duality through a luxury collection of playing cards.

The Verana deck is a captured moment of summer. This clean white deck with metallic gold accents emanate elegance as it displays a design in full bloom. 

The Inverno deck is a frozen moment of winter. The stunning black deck commands attention with a perfect touch of metallic blue accents that frost the back. The rigid central structure couples with the loose flowing winds throughout for an added element of depth and contrast.

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These designs are created by abstracting the elements of the seasons. The style of the artwork focuses on soft highlights, bold shades, and subtle hatching to create these eye-catching illustrations.

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The face cards are custom illustrated to continue the feeling of elegance throughout the deck. Each face card is created with bold figures that are reminiscent to the court cards we are familiar with today. They are then taken further by polishing them off with subtle layers of shading and highlights. The Verana summer designs feature a vibrant color scheme of white, red, and gold. The Inverno winter designs feature a complimenting color scheme of black, blue, and silver.

The Seasons Saga is a crafted experience that will continue to inspire you by having the flexibility of changing as you change. No person stays the same, so why should your cards?  

Seasons is created be a timeless set of cards worthy of staying on your shelf. This direction led to designing one of the most iconic elements of Seasons, the tuck case. Our boxes were the first decks in the world to use this wrap-around design. This innovative packaging system allows the decks to match with each other to capture unique illustrations that you help create. This iconic design makes every deck an opportunity to create new and distinct displays to your collection.   

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Now for the first time ever, our icon has evolved. A limited edition box of each Season was created to maximize the true potential of the Seasons Saga. These decks deliver an added level of intricacy to your displays that weren't possible before using a creative link-break design. Each limited edition season is limited to 1,000 and available only through pledge tiers.

Maximum 2 Limited Edition Verana Decks per backer
Maximum 2 Limited Edition Verana Decks per backer
Maximum 2 Limited Edition Inverno Decks per backer
Maximum 2 Limited Edition Inverno Decks per backer

Truly embody the spirit of the Seasons Saga with these decks by giving your collection an exponentially larger set of design displays that you can create. 

Create stunning trilogy displays
Create stunning trilogy displays
Or expand your selection for even greater possibilities
Or expand your selection for even greater possibilities

2" Gold Collector's Dealer Coin

This features the Seasons logo on the front and the gorgeous Joker peacock on the flip side. Perfect for poker and collections. Make this your new lucky coin.

Add a 2" gold dealer coin for only $15
Add a 2" gold dealer coin for only $15

Artist's Signature Sleeve and Seal

Add a personal touch to your Seasons Set by adding an Artist's Signature Sleeve. Each sleeve is made to fit 2 decks perfectly which includes a gold wax seal and the artist's signature. This upgrade is available ONLY to Kickstarter backers. Makes the perfect gift!

The 2-Deck Collector's Box Set 

Display your decks side-by-side in these gorgeous wood collector's boxes. Features scratch resistant felt lining, a piano finish gloss exterior, and hidden magnetic closures that secure your decks inside. Includes (1) Verana deck and (1) Inverno Deck signed by the artist. Makes the perfect gift!
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Add a 2-Deck Collector's Box for only $45 or include an artist-signed set for $70. *Kickstarter pricing only

Add a Personalized Certificate for only $5
Add a Personalized Certificate for only $5

The 4-Deck Legacy Box Set

The Legacy Collector's Box Set is the perfect stage for your collection. Explore the different displays that you can show over time encased in this custom wood box. Features scratch resistant felt lining, a piano finish gloss exterior, and hidden magnetic closures that secure your decks inside. Includes (2) Verana Decks and (2) Inverno Decks signed by the artist. 

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Add a 2-Deck Collector's Box  with 2 sifor only $100. *Kickstarter pricing only

Add a Personalized Certificate for only $5
Add a Personalized Certificate for only $5

Multi-Layer Engraved Porper Card Clip 

The most famous and reliable card clips on the market are now available to you in any design. Porper Card Clips are designed to protect your cards while maintaining a flat and firm grip to keep your cards at their highest performance. The multi-layer laser engraving process runs over each design 4 times at different powers and levels to make a smooth clean design regardless of gradient use. 

Choose from ANY of our card designs.  We'll custom engrave any Ace, Court Card, Back Design, or number card for you. We'll take care of all the artwork processing for you!

 Add a Multi-Layer Engraved Porper Clip for only $35. *Kickstarter pricing only

Uncut Playing Card Sheets

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Uncut Sheets Uncut sheets are shipped unframed and signed by the artist. A fixed number of these sheets will be pulled and individually numbered, never to be printed again. These sheets are true pieces of art sure to inspire are pulled directly from the factory floor and made for true collectors. They are individually numbered and hand signed by the artist never to be printed again.  *Sheets are shipped unframed.

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 Add any uncut sheet for only $45. *Kickstarter pricing only

First Edition Kickstarter Gold Box Set

This Gold Collector's box was something that I've kept in the vault for a long time for a very special occasion. This First Edition Gold Box KS Set will only be available to the public through this Kickstarter. These boxes feature an original first edition set from the artist's collection that originally sold out in 12 hours at launch. Each box comes with a letterpress certificate that is itself a work of art. Each certificate is manually run through by hand 4 times to go through the engraving, foiling, and letterpressing processes of the machine. The box itself is laser engraved and manually filled and buffed with gold by the artist as well. This is the most hand crafted and time-intensive item available from Seasons and is limited to a run of 99 with even less available to the public.  These decks were made while the factory was still located in Cincinnati Ohio providing a style and handling that can never be replicated again.

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To manage quantity these boxes will be released in batches. There will be large price reductions in the first few batches to graciously reward this project's early supporters. These sets are not available as add-ons and are only found in tiers: KS1, KS2, KS3, and KS4.

Risks and challenges

Many of the risks and challenges stem from production and shipping. A lot of the unknown expenses in both time and money come from these two variables. I've properly calculated and compensated for both these things to ensure that my backers will get their project

The producers of these cards will be with The US Playing Card Company and the shipping services will be with USPS. I have produced decks and fulfilled large scale orders with both these partners before. Thanks to our previous history with these companies with 2 other runs, any unexpected hiccups that occur should remain minimal. Production usually takes around 6-8 weeks permitted that there are no intervening holidays. My hope is that if everything remains on schedule it is possible that we get these items just in time for the holidays!

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    KS3 - GOLD COLLECTOR'S SERIES: Get one of everything! (1) First Edition Gold Collector's Box Set / (1) Verana Uncut Sheet / (1) Inverno Uncut Sheet / (1) Limited Edition Verana Deck / (1) Limited Edition Inverno Deck / (1) Verana Deck / (1) Inverno Deck / (1) Custom Engraved Card Clip

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