FUNDED!!! Thanks to all my backers for making this project a reality. Heartfelt appreciation for all your support.
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[UPDATE 03/12]: Uncut sheets available as an add-on. Check here for more details.
[UPDATE 30/11]: Divine Art and Bharata (original) decks available as an add-on now. Click here for more details.
[UPDATE 25/11]: Bharata Tarot Playing Cards as a stretch goal announced. Check here for more details.
My name is Sunish Chabba and I'm pleased to introduce you to Bharata Major Arcana Tarot Deck inspired by traditional Indian folk art forms, Kishangarh paintings & miniature paintings and Tarot and made in collaboration with one of the top Indian illustrators Ishan Trivedi. After receiving the feedback on the last project, I'm relaunching this again as a standalone deck as I'm looking forward to see this deck becoming a reality. To facilitate that, major production & shipping expenses are going to be borne by me which explains the low funding goal as well.
Bharata Major Arcana Tarot deck - Specs
- Fully custom illustrated cards based on Indian folk art forms
- 26 Poker size cards (63 X 88 mm) (22 Major Arcana Cards + 4 extra cards*)
- Super sturdy & elegant tuckbox with embossing & silver foil (both outside & inside)
- Top quality German Casino Grade Card Stock with "Ornate" finish
- Gold gilded edges with an antique look
- Worldwide free shipping on all tiers except the single reward tier with decks arriving in Kryptonian packaging (name given to the packaging by one of the backers of my previous project). Decks arrive well packed using multiple bubble wraps in a box and every backer receive a tracking email after fulfillment starts. Check the shipping & fulfillment feedback here.
- Australian Kickstarter project (all prices on page in AUD)
- Produced by Guru Playing Card Company (GPCC)
- Kickstarter exclusive pricing - Retail prices will be higher and will include shipping post Kickstarter so the best bet is to back it here on Kickstarter itself
* Extra cards might be the 4 Page cards or 3 Jokers + 1 double backer as shown in the earlier Kickstarter project
Some of these features are provided by other creators as a stretch goal or at a higher reward tier, but with this deck, you get it all as default. If you want to see what to expect, please take a look here and here.
Back this project to help make it a reality. Sharing this project on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to your friends is a huge help and is greatly appreciated, thank you so much for being a part of Bharata!
Let pictures do the talking now
Note on tuckbox - The mockup shown here is the old one as was there in the earlier project. The text on the tuck is slated to change to "Bharata Major Arcana Tarot".
I am pleased to announce that all reward tiers include worldwide free shipping (except single deck pledges) in a similar tradition as my previous projects. The decks will arrive in a pristine condition (each deck packed using bubble wraps) packaged in a box this time around. The packing is named as "Kryptonian packaging" by one of the backers of my earlier project.
The fulfillment will be done from China where the decks will be produced & everyone should receive their rewards a lot sooner. Every backer will receive a shipping email with the tracking number once fulfillment starts & I always strive to remain in touch with the backers of my projects for any queries as well as providing regular updates viz production & fulfillment.
Projects of such a scale and complexity can involve delays, so the delivery date given on pledge tiers does include certain buffers, and I'm sure the backers will receive their rewards sooner similar to my previous projects.
The idea was born of the Design thinking course I was pursuing in Feb'16. The aim of Guru Playing Card Company is to spread and create awareness about the beautiful but traditional art forms as well as use them in a contemporary manner. GPCC is committed to bringing highest quality playing card decks to the customers worldwide. GPCC is a new kid on the block but I am working with top vendors/partners (printer, art gilding workshop & shipping/fulfillment partner) in their field to bring best products to market. The printer I'm working with also partners with top most playing card companies and has produced some of the best decks for top designers & artists in the world.
Divine Art Playing Cards - Limited Edition was its first successful project that came out of Kickstarter funding followed by Bharata Playing Cards.
When I'm not pursuing these creative endeavors, I work as an IT Consultant in my other life.
I'm a member of 52 Plus Joker - The American Playing Card collectors club.
Reviews of other decks created & produced by GPCC
A special and heartfelt thanks to my family, friends, Ishan & all backers of Divine Art Playing Cards Limited Edition & Bharata Playing Cards project who made these a reality
Folks @ United Cardists who gave feedback and suggestions during the design & development phase of this deck
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Risks and challenges
I've already fulfilled other projects on Kickstarter (Divine Art Playing Cards - Limited Edition & Bharata Playing Cards) both of which were delivered to backers way early than the estimated date. I'm confident that this project will be able to meet and/or exceed the expectations from backers on shipping front. Risk mitigation while maintaining constant communication with the backers will be my strategy for this project as well.
Note: All images shown in this campaign are mockups & digital renderings. Presented artwork is subject to minor tweaks and updates.
The finished product may vary slightly from the art shown here. As it goes through the printing process, minor revisions may need to be made, and I will keep backers informed of such cases.
You, as a backer, are responsible for import duties, VAT or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities in your respective country as well as providing correct address information in the survey after the campaign has ended.
Thanks for visiting the project page. Please feel free to reach out to me for any question.
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