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Hey Guys! 

Thanks for taking the time to take a look at my little project! This is The 1998 Deck. It's a deck of cards that marries nostalgic 90s Hip Hop to your favorite card game. My name is Khia Jackson, I'm a graphic designer based in Atlanta. The first leg of this project has already been completed, and I’ve been truly floored by the positive responses and the love that it has elicited from all parts of the world. The 1998 deck is a 4-part series that uses legendary Hip Hop artists as it’s imagery, but still follows the size and layout guidelines of official poker cards. 

 I’ve created The Biggie Deck (see the video). Now i'm trying to mass produce The Nas Deck. In each of the decks the legendary rappers shift their position and the artwork evolves. So, when the series of 4 is finally completed, Biggie Smalls will be the King of ‘Spades’, ‘Clubs’, ‘Diamonds’ and ‘Hearts’; all with different coloration and design variations. This deck was created with Spades players in mind. In this iteration of the deck, Nas leads as the power card when he becomes the King of Spades. However, because this deck follows standard guidelines, it can be used for any of your favorite card games. 

Here is where I need your help! I need money to produce the deck and to get it shipped. I have exhausted over 300 hours of design work to create the Biggie deck alone! This project is a true labor of love. I’m pushed by my passion for the project and fueled by the people who have told me they’ve used my artwork to unwind after a stressful week. 

WHY 1998?: I had to figure out how to narrow down amongst the all of the legendary artists in hip hop. It was clear to me that the biggest rivalries in Hip Hop’s history had to be illustrated. After all…card games are a battle. One day I ran across an old Magazine cover. It had Foxy Brown, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill and Lil Kim on it. Perfect! I’d wanted it to be within the Biggie / Tupac era and I needed to find four powerful women for all my queens. I told myself whatever year was on the spine of that magazine would underline the deck. And so, The 1998 Deck was born.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Grant Sylvester
Photo by Grant Sylvester

 

                                                                          
Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades

 

Nas as the King of Spades and the Leader of this deck
Nas as the King of Spades and the Leader of this deck

 

Foxy Brown as Queen of Spades
Foxy Brown as Queen of Spades

 

Snoop Dogg as the Jack of Spades
Snoop Dogg as the Jack of Spades

 

10 of spades
10 of spades

 

 

Photo by Grant Sylvester
Photo by Grant Sylvester

 

Ace of Clubs Rimmed by Tupac's Bandana
Ace of Clubs Rimmed by Tupac's Bandana

  

Biggie as King of Clubs
Biggie as King of Clubs

 

 

Lil Kim as Queen of Clubs
Lil Kim as Queen of Clubs

 

 

DMX as Jack of Clubs
DMX as Jack of Clubs

 

10 of Clubs
10 of Clubs

 

 

Photo by Grant Sylvester
Photo by Grant Sylvester

 

 

 

Ace of Diamonds Surrounded by 'Killer Bees'
Ace of Diamonds Surrounded by 'Killer Bees'

 

 

Tupac as King of Diamonds
Tupac as King of Diamonds

 

 

Lauryn Hill as Queen of Diamonds
Lauryn Hill as Queen of Diamonds

 

Outkast as Jack of Diamonds
Outkast as Jack of Diamonds

 

10 of Diamonds
10 of Diamonds

 

 

Jay Z as King of Hearts
Jay Z as King of Hearts

 

 

Ace of Hearts. Inspired by Kanye's West's 808 and Heartbreaks
Ace of Hearts. Inspired by Kanye's West's 808 and Heartbreaks

 

Jay Z as King of Hearts
Jay Z as King of Hearts

 

Missy Elliott as the Queen of Hearts
Missy Elliott as the Queen of Hearts

 

Busta Rhymes as Jack of Hearts
Busta Rhymes as Jack of Hearts

 

10 of Hearts
10 of Hearts

 

 

Redman and Methodman Inspired by the Blues Brothers as The Joker Card.
Redman and Methodman Inspired by the Blues Brothers as The Joker Card.

 

WuTang Member: Ol' Dirty Bastard as The Joker
WuTang Member: Ol' Dirty Bastard as The Joker

 

 

Non-Traditional Poker Hand Ranking Card In Both Genders and Multiple Races to Suggest Diversity.
Non-Traditional Poker Hand Ranking Card In Both Genders and Multiple Races to Suggest Diversity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

The 1998 Deck X 'The Crunch Box'! Perfect to top off your Game!
The 1998 Deck X 'The Crunch Box'! Perfect to top off your Game!

 

'I Heart Hip Hop' 11 oz Mug
'I Heart Hip Hop' 11 oz Mug

 

'I Heart Hip Hop' Black Canvas Tote
'I Heart Hip Hop' Black Canvas Tote

 

"Make Hip Hop Great Again" Snapback Baseball Hat
"Make Hip Hop Great Again" Snapback Baseball Hat

 

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS: DJ Clean ( Editor + Collaborator ), Ali Muhammad ( Videographer), Grant Sylvester ( For all the amazing photos) and Keith Saunders (For just being you)

Risks and challenges

Once the kickstarter has been successful funded ( crosses fingers) the cards must be sent to asia to produce. There may be some unexpected delays in the completion of the new Deck. The deck is shipped via sea from Asia to the United States. Because of this the completion time may meet some unexpected delays. I will always keep you as the backer informed of any changes. Also any reward that doesn't rely on the Nas deck will be sent in MUCH shorter time. Please keep that in mind when requesting items.

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