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A card deck featuring the Tiki art of Robert Jimenez and made by USPCC in the U.S.A.
A card deck featuring the Tiki art of Robert Jimenez and made by USPCC in the U.S.A.
A card deck featuring the Tiki art of Robert Jimenez and made by USPCC in the U.S.A.
259 backers pledged $9,718 to help bring this project to life.

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TIKILANDIA Playing Cards is an original set of playing cards featuring the art and design of myself, Robert Jimenez, and made in the U.S. by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC). The deck will be printed on USPCC's Air-Cushion stock, the same quality you find in their Bicycle Playing Cards. The deck is comprised of the standard 52 cards and 2 Jokers, and comes in a cellophane wrapped, printed tuck box. All the card fronts and backs feature my design work and illustration. I wanted to create a fun, Tiki card deck that would be a nice fit for any home, especially one with a Tiki Bar!

I'm still working on the various faces, One-Eyed Jack etc., here's a look at some of the cards! Please note that not all the art shown here is final.

Still working on the cards...here's the Queen of Diamonds!

 Here's a look at the Queen Of Spades!

Here's a close up of some of the art.

Here's a look at Print #1. A "vintage" ad torn from the pages of a little know publication.

16x20 inch canvas wrapped print (approx. 1.25 inch deep) of either the Joker, Jack, Queen Or King.

 Here's a pic of the new original art posted. This illustration is on toned paper, this pic is truer to the actual look of the paper, the texture on the paper makes the scanned image appear differently.

 Here's a look at the card backs for the enamel pins. Remember you can add these on to your current pledge by increasing it $10 per pin!

 Here's the court!

THE REWARDS!

Pledge Rewards will include, 2 different soft enamel pins, 16x20 inch canvas prints and a set of 5x7 Mini Prints featuring the Jack, Queen, King and Joker, two different 11x14 inch prints, bricks of 12 decks, uncut sheets straight off the press and the original conceptual art (final art is digital) for the deck.

There's info below on how to add all of these individually to any pledge, with the exception of the original art, as those are limited to one of each.

Again, please be aware that not all art is final. There may be some tweaking done before printing!

The following rewards are all gone!

ADD ONS

The enamel pins, prints, uncut sheets and extra decks of cards can all be added to your pledge as an Add-On. Just add the correct dollar amount to your pledge when checking out.

For example, if you back the Mini Prints + Deck Of Cards which is a $25 pledge, and want to add an enamel pin, you would then add $10 to your pledge of $25, for a total of $35 (plus shipping fees) when checking out.

When the campaign ends, a survey will be sent out and at that time you would specify what items you want for the extra money you pledged.

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Thanks for the support!

Thanks to The Intoxicators for the use of their music in the video! Check them out at HERE!

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Robert’s imagination and desire to draw were first fueled by his frequent visits to the corner newsstand in his Brooklyn neighborhood to purchase comic books, especially those that featured the art of Neal Adams, George Perez, and Jim Aparo. Later, the films seen on local TV, everything from the comedies of Abbott & Costello and The Marx Brothers, B Monster movies, and especially the Planet of the Apes series, left a definite imprint in his work. More recently, an interest in Tiki and Pulp Art have been added to the mix. Incorporating an ever-growing cast of Apes, Tikis, and appearances from the likes of Doc Savage, Tarzan, The Shadow, and more. He is creating a unique narrative through his paintings and sculptures. Robert’s work has appeared on album covers, in publications such as THE THING: ARTBOOK, Tiki Magazine and Pinstriping & Kustom Graphics Magazine, and has shown in galleries including Disneyland’s Wonderground, Harold Golen, M Modern, Creature Features, and Bear & Bird among others. You can also see Robert’s work in trading card sets for Topps, Cryptozoic, and Upper Deck on licenses such as Garbage Pail Kids, Wacky Packages, Mars Attacks, Star Wars, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Rick And Morty, Ghostbusters, Adventure Time and more. Most notably, Robert worked on 8 paintings for the Upper Deck trading card set FIREFLY THE ‘VERSE and 9 paintings for the upcoming WACKY PACKAGES GO TO THE MOVIES by Topps. Robert is also the author and illustrator of the books LAST CALL AT TIKILANDIA, STRANGEWISE NO.9 and CHIMPS & TIKIS AND RAVEN-HAIRED BEAUTIES: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK, NOSFERATU’S CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK and WEIRD-ASS FACES VOL.1.

You can follow Robert's art on: facebook | twitter | instagram | youtube 

ABOUT USPCC

 For over 150 years, The United States Playing Card Company has been the leader in production and distribution of premier playing cards and a creator of innovative games the whole family can enjoy. Well-known and reputable brands such as BEE®, BICYCLE®, KEM®, AVIATOR® and HOYLE® are the fruits of our labor. Whether it’s a game of Go Fish on your family vacation, or adding a few more chips to the pile at poker night, we’ve got you covered. People continue to come to USPC for a great game – and we’ve made it our mission to deliver the goods every single time. If you’re looking for a little friendly competition, you can bet on us. If you’re looking to have some fun with the people you love, count us in. Or if you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do, we’ll be there for you. In other words, if you’re up for a good game and a great time, you know right where to come.

Risks and challenges

Most of the art for the cards is complete. The rest is being worked on and should be completed by the end of the campaign.

Should the campaign be funded, USPCC will need about 5-6 weeks to complete production on the cards.

Please note, some items, such as prints may be shipped in tubes and separately from the other items.

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    Tikilandia Playing Card Deck

    1 deck of Tikilandia Playing Cards. The deck comes cello-wrapped in a tuck box. Also included is 1 Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    Choice of 1 Enamel Pin + Deck

    Your choice of 1 pin plus 1 deck of Tikilanda Playing Cards and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

    If you like both pins, you can add the other as an Add-on! Details in the description on the left!

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    Print Set + Deck

    This print set contains 4 5x7 inch prints and comes with one deck of Tikilanda Playing Cards and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    Print #1 + Deck

    An 11x14 inch print of the Tikilanda Playing Cards ad plus one deck of cards and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    Print #2 + Deck

    An 11x14 inch print of the Tikilanda Playing Cards Print #2 plus one deck of cards and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    Uncut Sheet + Deck

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    One 22x23 inch uncut sheet of the playing cards plus one deck and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    6 Tikilandia Playing Card Decks

    6 Tikilandia Playing Card Decks and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    Original 2nd Joker Art + Deck

    The original B&W art for the second Joker Card plus 1 deck of Tikilanda Playing Cards and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    Original Tiki Art 3 + Deck

    An variation of the Tikilandia logo in ink on toned paper, as shown on to the left. Measures 5x7 inches, plus 1 deck of Tikilanda Playing Cards and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    Brick Of Tikilanida Decks

    12 decks of Tikilanda Playing Cards and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    Original King Art + Deck

    The original B&W art for the King Card plus 1 deck of Tikilanda Playing Cards and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    Original Queen Art + Deck

    The original B&W art for the Queen Card plus 1 deck of Tikilanda Playing Cards and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    Original Jack Art + Deck

    The original B&W art for the Jack Card plus 1 deck of Tikilanda Playing Cards and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    Original Joker Art + Deck

    The original B&W art for the Joker Card plus 1 deck of Tikilanda Playing Cards and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    Original Tikilandia Logo Art + Deck

    B&W art of the Tikilandia logo plus 1 deck of Tikilanda Playing Cards and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    Original Tiki Art 4 + Deck

    An Ink and Prismacolor pencil illustration on toned paper, as shown on to the left. Measures 5.5x8.5 inches, plus 1 deck of Tikilanda Playing Cards and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    Original Tiki Art 1 + Deck

    Gouache illustration of a Tiki and 2 birds as shown on to the left. Measures apprx. 5x9 inches, plus 1 deck of Tikilanda Playing Cards and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    16x20 Inch Canvas Print + Deck

    One 16x20 inch, ready to hang, Canvas Print of your choice (Joker, Jack, Queen, King) plus one deck and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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    Original Tiki Art 2 + Deck

    Acrylic and ink illustration of a PNG Tiki as shown on to the left. Measures 9x12 inches, plus 1 deck of Tikilanda Playing Cards and the Tikilandia vinyl sticker!

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