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Rediscover gorgeous craftsmanship designed to help you find everyday inspiration through touch with responsive playing card design.
Rediscover gorgeous craftsmanship designed to help you find everyday inspiration through touch with responsive playing card design.
Rediscover gorgeous craftsmanship designed to help you find everyday inspiration through touch with responsive playing card design.
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From the award-winning card design company of the world's first color changing cards, SEASONS returns with more interactive curiosities from the other side

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The Apothecary is an elaborate art project that captures the intangible concepts of ideas and thoughts and transforms them into physical totems that you can hold.  

Represented through the medium of playing cards, these ethereal concepts are captured to deliver an inspiring and awe-provoking experience that you've never felt before with regular handheld art. The Apothecary is an homage to all things handcrafted and inspiring featuring  intaglio printed sleeves, patented responsive inks, and fantastical illustrations & design. 

  • Elegant silver foil highlights the deck.
  • Premium sculpted emboss tuck cases printed on exquisite linen-textured stock. 
  • Mysterious "Ingredient Logs" and "Directions of Use" wrap each pack. 
  • Cards printed with the United States Playing Card Company with our winning combo of linen (Aristocrat) stock and premium magic finish for professional grade handling. 

  

  • Gorgeous gold hot foil stamp highlights the deck. 
  • Upgraded sculpted embossed tuck cases printed on exquisite linen-textured stock. 
  • Cards printed with our winning combo of linen (Aristocrat) stock and coated with premium magic finish for professional grade handling. 
  • Mysterious "Ingredient Logs" and "Directions of Use" on each pack. 
  • Cards printed with the United States Playing Card Company

 

Custom Suited Ace for Each Pack
Custom Suited Ace for Each Pack

 

 

  • Only available on Kickstarter during preorder. Not available in stores. 
  • Upgrade any Virtues or Sentiments deck with the beautiful Signature Black Label hand wrapped sleeves. 
  • Raised gold (Virtues label) and silver (Sentiments label) metallic engravings. 
  • Each sheet is hand run on press into premium black stock.
  • Hand signed, numbered, and dated by the artist making each piece truly unique to your collection.

 

 

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The White Label Packs are a true testament to imagination, bringing curiosity and inspiration to our everyday lives. Every element of these cards is made towards bringing the magic home to you, including our exclusive color-changing box designs. The mystery starts right when you pick up the deck.

  • LIMITED EDITION: Only available on Kickstarter during preorder. Not available in stores. 
  • Each deck is artfully GILDED BY HAND displaying true craftsmanship.
  • Introducing the world's first color-changing tuck box using patented heat-sensitive technology that responds to your touch. Seronda box colors turn from Anthracite to Blush to the touch. Virtue boxes transform from Apricot Orange to Yellow when handled. 
  • Printed on premium linen stock. 
  • Cards printed with linen (Aristocrat) stock and coated with magic finish with the United States Playing Card Company. 
  • Exclusive offering by Seasons Playing Cards
All white label decks feature vibrant gilding.
All white label decks feature vibrant gilding.

Included FREE with every White Label Hand Gilded Deck:

  • Beautiful raised engraving in gold (Virtues label) and silver (Sentiments label) metallic ink 
  • Hand run sheets on press into premium white stock. 
  • Each label is hand signed, dated, individually numbered, and handwrapped by the artist himself making each piece truly special.

 

Bring the Apothecary home with your own Cabinet of Curiosity. This beautiful new ebony wood finish cabinet displays your cards with grace and mystique. 

  • Features a pull out drawer 
  • Interior black felt inlay with gold foil stamping interior
  • "Magically" connects and stacks to other cabinets of curiosity with internal magnets that help create your Apothecary experience.
  • Custom engineered to perfectly hold 2 of our playing card decks.

 

  • Limited Edition Run of 200. Available only in 'B1' and 'B2' tiers.
  • Includes Certificate of Authenticity 
  • Black Felt Lining with Gold Hot Foil Stamping 
  • Designed to "magically stack" with other cabinets in your collection with hidden magnets within the box walls. 
  • Custom engineered to perfectly hold 2 playing card decks.
  • Includes (2) White Label Hand Gilded Color Changing Decks


Add on any coin for $15 / $17 int.
Add on any coin for $15 / $17 int.

Each coin is a heafty 2" diameter featuring the customized Seasons logo for the series on the face and a gorgeously detailed suit on the back. The Sentiments coin features an eye-catching silver finish while the Virtues coin will feature a beautiful rose copper finish.

Example quality and detail from other Apothecary coins.
Example quality and detail from other Apothecary coins.

 

T-shirts are now available in the campaign with the intricately illustrated Ace of Diamonds and Ace of Hearts, each one representing their own season and ideology. Each shirt is printed in the USA using extremely soft comfortable fabric that feels like you've owned it for years. Shirts are screen printed on genuine American Apparel 50/50 blend. All sizes available. PM for sizes above 2XL. Sizing guide available HERE.
Choose your own color, size, and design for just $22
Choose your own color, size, and design for just $22

 

Pulled directly from the factory floor these cards are extremely unique and ready for framing. Feature the pattern and details on your walls to create a truly interesting center piece. Each uncut sheet is individually numbered and signed by the artist. Extremely low run out of 50. They will never be printed again.  


 

 

Seasons prides itself in the quality and details of all the curiosities we provide. This care applies both on a production level, with hand run sleeves, to a design level, with each line carefully illustrated and produced.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

After completing multiple Kickstarter projects I've come to streamline the process. I have long standing relationships with our printer and shipment partners. All artwork has been submitted and proofed and is just awaiting final quantities. Most risks and challenges stem from production and shipping. I've properly calculated timelines with these partners to ensure backers will get their project delivered within a timely manner. Thanks to our previous history with these partners any unexpected hiccups that occur should remain minimal.

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    Single Apothecary Pack

    One Apothecary deck of your choice

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    Traveler's Pack - An Apothecary Pair

    Always be prepared with one of each curiosity

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    Signature Black Label Pair

    KS Exclusive: Get one of each engraved and hand wrapped Signature Black Label packs. 2 Decks total.

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    White Label Color Changing Deck

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    Your choice of 1 hand gilded deck featuring patented ink technology and hand engraved white label seals signed and numbered by artist.

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    Healer's Pack - Two of Each

    It's a crazy world out there. Pack a spare set, especially if you know a friend who needs one. Get two of each deck.

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    **EB**// Cabinet of Curiosities

    Early Bird: Receive a truly curious experience with your own Cabinet of Curiosities filled with 2 Black Label packs signed and handwrapped by the artist himself.

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    • Signature Black Label Virtues
    • Seronda Sentiments Pack
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    Cabinet of Curiosities

    Receive a truly curious experience with your own cabinet of curiosities filled with 2 Black Label packs signed and handwrapped by the artist.

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    The Full Collection - One of Each

    LTD 2
    Grab one of each deck. Get a pair of the world's first color changing decks and a pair of signature black label decks. Featuring patented ink technology and hand engraved white label seals signed by the artist.

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    • Color Changing White Virtues
    • Color Changing White Sentiments
    • Signature Black Label Virtues
    • Signature Black Label Sentiments
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    Limited Edition Deluxe Cabinet

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    Only 200 White Curiosity Cabinets produced. Includes hand gilded white label signature set and certificate

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    • Limited Edition Red Oak Collector's Cabinet
    • Certificate of Authenticity # of 200
    • Color Changing White Virtues
    • Signature Black Label Sentiments
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    Limited Edition Deluxe Cabinet

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    Only 200 White Curiosity Cabinets produced. Includes hand gilded white label signature set and certificate

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    • Certificate of Authenticity # of 200
    • Color Changing White Virtues
    • Color Changing White Sentiments
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    Split Brick

    Bring the Apothecary home with you with 12 packs total. 6 decks of each.

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    Limited Edition Full Cabinet Collection

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    Get both the Limited Edition White Gilded Cabinet and Wood Cabinet of Curiosities. Cabinets "magically connect" to stack perfectly with hidden magnets. Includes the color changing, hand gilded white label decks and premium black label decks. All decks are handwrapped, numbered, and signed by artist.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Red Oak Collector's Cabinet
    • Certificate of Authenticity # of 200
    • Color Changing White Virtues
    • Color Changing White Sentiments
    • Cabinet of Curiosities
    • Signature Black Label Virtues
    • Signature Black Label Sentiments
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    LAST CHANCE - Full Cabinet Collection

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    Get both the Limited Edition White Gilded Cabinet and Wood Cabinet of Curiosities. Cabinets "magically connect" to stack perfectly with hidden magnets. Includes the color changing, hand gilded white label decks and premium black label decks. All decks are handwrapped, numbered, and signed by artist.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Red Oak Collector's Cabinet
    • Certificate of Authenticity # of 200
    • Color Changing White Sentiments
    • Color Changing White Virtues
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    • Signature Black Label Virtues
    • Signature Black Label Sentiments
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