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A fantasy themed 54-card playing deck designed and illustrated by Alexa Boccieri
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Overview

The purpose of this project is to fund the printing of an original 54 card playing deck featuring artwork inspired by the style and aesthetic of tribal tattoos. The Mythic Instinct deck is themed on various fantasy creatures and includes unique illustrations designed specifically for this project. All funding for this project goes directly into printing and shipping decks and rewards to backers. Any funding past the stated goal will go toward stretch goals including color variations and the reprinting of my previous project, the Animal Instinct Playing Card Deck.

 About the Deck

The Mythic Instinct card deck and features original artwork designed specifically for this project. The deck features a total of 13 unique illustrations showcasing four fantasy creatures (harpy, mermaid, satyr, and werewolf) which correspond to the four traditional card suites. Drawing inspiration from the style of tribal tattoos, the deck has a bold and striking look that makes it truly unique.

The deck will be printed on 310gsm French Casino quality cards with a linen finish through Make Playing Cards. All decks will arrived shrink-wrapped for added protection.

Remaining Work 

All of the original illustrations for the face cards have been completed as well as the formatting and layout of all the numbers cards. This represents the bulk of the work needed to see the deck to fruition. At this point, the only illustration work that needs to be completed is the updated Ace of Spades. The remaining design work is moving swiftly to ensure the decks get to backers as soon as possible. The intent is to have to all cards illustrated and formatted by the end of the kickstarter with enough time to order a prototype, allowing me to provide backers with a higher quality product as soon as possible. The project will be updated as new previews are available so you can see the latest work completed for the project.

Aside from the remaining design work to be completed, the biggest hurdle is raising the money for funding, so your support as a backer and helping spread the word about this project is extremely appreciated.

 About the Artist

My name is Alexa Boccieri, an illustrator and designer from Phoenix, Arizona. I have a passion for finding bridges between the creative and technical worlds, and finding ways to use these connections to promote experimentation and expand peoples’ perspectives on what is possible. My primary medium is digital painting and vector images, specifically with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. My work is often defined by precise details, emphasized by bold colors and strong contrast.

Previous to the Mythic Instinct Deck, I have run two successful kickstarter projects to print playing card decks, the Animal Instinct Card Deck and Glass Legends Card Deck.

 Stretch Goals

If the original goal is met, additional funding will go toward the realization of additional stretch goals:

  • 150% - I will be able to reprint 100 Animal Instinct Playing Card Decks, making them available to backers
  • 250% - An additional color variant of the Mythic Instinct Deck will be printed

 Below is a preview of the card back in two colors (red and black). Only one will be used for the deck, check out Update #1 for more info.

Risks and challenges

There is still work to be completed for the deck, and while it is my goal to have it completed as soon as possible, there is always a possibility for delays. Issues with shipping and print quality from the manufacturer may be a concern that could postpone the project, but I have not had any problems working with them in the past. I intend to take every precaution to make this project as risk-free as possible.

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    Digital Wallpaper Pack featuring illustrations from the deck.

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    One Mythic Instinct playing card deck and digital wallpaper pack

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Two Mythic Instinct playing card decks and digital wallpaper pack

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    Kickstarter exclusive uncut sheet, one Mythic Instinct playing card deck, and digital wallpaper pack

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    Half brick - Six Mythic Instinct playing card decks, kickstarter exclusive signed postcard print, and digital wallpaper pack

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    Full Brick - Twelve Mythic Instinct playing card decks, kickstarter exclusive signed postcard print, and digital wallpaper pack

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Funding period

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