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Capricorn - Playing Cards by fig. 23, USPCC (Canceled)

"Capricorn" is a flip-book style animated deck of playing cards; designed by Stephen Brandt of fig. 23, produced by USPCC.

Capricorn - Playing Cards by fig. 23, USPCC (Canceled)

"Capricorn" is a flip-book style animated deck of playing cards; designed by Stephen Brandt of fig. 23, produced by USPCC.

$1,478
pledged of $4,500pledged of $4,500 goal
61
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 9 2019

About

2 Different Jokers and the Backside of the Capricorn Deck

Hello Everyone!  Thank you so much for viewing my latest campaign as I present the "Capricorn" deck!  This of course is the first of a series of 12 zodiac-based decks, to be presented in no particular order.  This deck is poker-sized and to be printed by USPCC.

Do know that I have changed the name of my business from "Swabbed Decks" to "fig. 23" but will be keeping the original name for my Kickstarter campaigns.  I will be setting-up an online shop at www.fig23.com soon.

Royals: Spades representing Europe and The Middle-East

When designing this deck, I wanted to create my own set of royals using my illustration style while still maintaining the compositions and "rules" of traditional royals.  I started by looking at a traditional set of royals, and at the age of 51 I realized for the first time that most of our decks are dominated by 12 white people - perhaps an example of "white privilege" for me to be blind to this for so long.  So, in response to this I decided to include people, patterns and motifs from many different cultures to represent my future decks.

Royals: Diamonds representing Africa

It was a fascinating undertaking to create these images.  I mainly stuck to the traditional compositions and usages of the three standard colors, though I created my own variations of red, blue, and yellow.  However, I had a bit of fun with the proportions of the compositions, as you can see.  It was time-consuming yet rewarding to research the different regions of people, their clothing, their representations of royalty, and the visual patterns used to ornament all aspects of their cultures.  It was most difficult deciding what cultures to include and how to "organize" such within a limited group of twelve cards, hoping no one might feel "left out of the game."  It is also my goal that I have represented these cultures respectfully and not cause any offense to anyone.

Also included in each design is a representation of an animal native to the particular region.  See if you can spot them all ;-)

Royals: Clubs representing The Americas and Island Nations

The driving concept behind fig. 23 is to produce playing cards with flip-book style animation, and with this Capricorn deck a goat is featured in the upper right-hand corner accompanied with the fig. 23 logo of a raven perched upon a sword. Yes, it was a particular challenge to squeeze that onto the royal cards without creating too-much clutter.

Unlike my previous deck, "Clockwork: Empire City," only the faces of the cards contain animation and not the backsides.

Royals: Hearts representing Asia

All of the cards have been represented in the video above - if there's any you don't see in the images here feel free to scroll through the video.  Also, feel free to ask me any questions, and if you have a special request for a certain reward do let me know.

Thanks so much for reading!

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Risks and challenges

The challenge with this particular deck is keeping the monetary goal low while being able to afford the higher production costs of printing with USPCC.

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