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Inspiration for the creation of a deck of cards "ANCIENT EGYPT" is the story of the revival of ancient Egyptian civilization, as a factor of development and progress of human thought: the invention of writing, agriculture, trade, construction and mathematics. Think about it ! It was 5,000 years ago when Greece and Rome were not in sight, this civilization has achieved the impossible and created the unimaginable. I hope that this project will be interesting and will cause positive emotions !
All boxes are decorated with golden and silver foil, printed inside the background with the ancient hieroglyphs of the Egyptian writing. You know my project Heroes of the Nations. I learned a lot in this project and will try to avoid mistakes. The most important thing in the project is a hand drawing by the artist in a difficult style of painting under the engraved strokes, and it is very time consuming work, trust me. We painted this project for a year. This helped me a young but talented artist Alina Vagapova. Plan to do the deck quality and print edition in the famous USPCC printing or Nage Cards (depends on the success and your support)
A fragment of the future project
Ancient Egyptians believed that death was in fact transition. They believed that the ka, or life-force, left the body at the point of death and even their practices of preserving the body further indicated their understanding of the continuance of life. Hence, Osiris is known as the God of Transition and also commonly well known as the God of Resurrection and Regeneration
Bastet was originally a lioness warrior goddess of the sun throughout most of ancient Egyptian history, but later she was changed into the cat goddess which is familiar today. Greeks occupying ancient Egypt toward the end of its civilization changed her into a goddess of the moon
Osiris and Bastet is a very famous gods, I have great reverence he studied history. For this, I visited Egypt in 2016, saw the great Pyramid of Cheops, very impressed monolithic sculpture of the Sphinx. Had this trip inspired me to create this project
Thoth played many vital and prominent roles in Egyptian mythology, such as maintaining the universe, and being one of the two deities (the other being Ma'at) who stood on either side of Ra's boat. In the later history of ancient Egypt, Thoth became heavily associated with the arbitration of godly disputes, the arts of magic, the system of writing, the development of science, and the judgment of the dead. We have inherited a rich legacy in papyrus, stone and gold. So I want to make the deck project
God "Thoth" in the perfection of his wisdom revealed to the Egyptians the letters, numbers, Geometry and Astronomy.
In contrast to real wolves, Anubis was a protector of graves and cemeteries. In funerary contexts, Anubis is shown either attending to a deceased person's mummy or sitting atop a tomb protecting it
Anubis was often depicted as guiding individuals across the threshold from the world of the living to the afterlife
Goddess Anuket of the Nile river. Anuket was usually depicted as a woman with a headdress of either reed or ostrich feathers
Ceremonially, when the Nile started its annual flood, the Festival of Anuket began. People threw coins, gold, jewelry, and precious gifts into the river, in thanks for the life-giving water and returning benefits derived from the wealth provided by her fertility to the goddess
Montu was an ancient god, his name meaning nomad, originally a manifestation of the scorching effect of the sun, Ra, and as such often appeared under the epithet Montu-Ra. The destructiveness of this characteristic led to him gaining characteristics of a warrior, and eventually becoming a war-god
In ancient Egyptian art, he was pictured as a falcon-headed or bull-headed man who wore the sun-disc, with two plumes on his head, the falcon representing the sky, and the bull representing strength and war. He would hold various weaponry, including scimitars, bows and arrows, and knives in his hands
Goddess Isis of health, marriage, and wisdom. Isis was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans and the downtrodden, but she also listened to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats and rulers
King of the gods and god of the wind. Amun or Amen Ra was a major ancient Egyptian deity who appears as a member of the Hermopolitan ogdoad, Amun rose to the position of patron deity of Thebes by replacing Monthu. Amun-Ra retained chief importance in the Egyptian pantheon throughout the New Kingdom
Goddess of tomb builders and Protector of Royal Tombs. She was the patron deity of the workers in Deir el-Medina who built the tombs. She punished workers who committed crimes, but healed those who repented. In one instance Meretseger is petitioned to bring relief to one in pain
God of creation, the arts, fertility, and of craftsmen. Ptah is an Egyptian deity and considered the demiurge who existed before all other things and, by his will, thought the world into existence. It was first conceived by Thought, and realized by the Word: Ptah conceives the world by the thought of his heart and gives life through the magic of his Word
Jokers show the variety of symbols of ancient Egypt. I decided to portray on a light card symbols, the card of the dark deity of the afterlife parties. I also combined all the elements of the picture in the diamonds and it represents the corners of the pyramids
The ACE of spades I designed based on mental associations at a time when traveling through the desert of Egypt. I saw the tomb and understand how many lives are finished here, from God the king, and to many working slaves
Aces I designed for the Association with symbols of ancient Egypt. The figure needed to enter into a form suit of playing cards and it turned out interesting, I think You'll like it
Edition black deck "ACES of EGYPT". Finishing provides the gold foil box, printing on the inside background with the pattern, sealing sticker place closing the box. Face card is white background, and the back of the card black background
Edition white deck "BASTET". Finishing involves foiling the silver box, the printing on the inner part of the box background with a pattern of the sealing sticker place closing the box. Face card is white background, and the back of the card white background
Edition sand color deck - "GOD RA". Finishing provides the gold foil box, printing on the inside background with the pattern, sealing sticker place closing the box. Face cards yellow background, and the back of the card yellow background
I decided that on a sticker for sealing the seat sealing and closing boxes must show the Pyramids and Gods are the principal symbols of Egypt
The back side of the card shown in the reversal of the fan for better visualization. You can decide what kind of deck order during the movement of the project.
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We decided to depict these gods by studying history. We got a lot of legends and stories, but always one-the gods in Egypt, revered and respected until now
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I've set the stretching goals to produce the 3 types of decks that are considered necessary and desirable for collectors and supporters of this project.
- BLACK DECK ACES of EGYPT The first deck, the dark deck, is my favorite mysterious deck with a pleasant, soft low-key background. It's the first deck to be printed.We need to reach $8500. Finishing provides the gold foil box, printing on the inside background with the pattern, sealing sticker place closing the box. Face cards white background, and the back of the card black background
- SAND DECK GOD RA The second deck is both simply and easy to use, especially given the small size of the cards. To start it's production, we need to achieve - $16000 total funding. Finishing provides the gold foil box, printing on the inside background with the pattern, sealing sticker place closing the box. Face cards yellow background, and the back of the card yellow background
- WHITE DECK BASTET The box will be trimmed with the silver foil and embossed with the stamp. Many classify the silver as a purest tint, so I could not left it out! To start the production we need to reach $24000. Finishing provides the gold foil box, printing on the inside background with the pattern, sealing sticker place closing the box. Face cards white background, and the back of the card white background
Note: * We understand all the difficulties that arise when printing images in the print shop. Therefore, all the images in the project are the conceptual visualization of the final product. The final product may differ from the images provided in the Kickstarter project. We hope for your understanding
Risks and challenges
I always take extra time to not let on terms.
My works are fully prepared and now there is a pretreatment for printing.
I will control this process, well, in any case, all can be corrected - the main approach the matter with a soul.
You know my previous projects. For example, see "Heroes of the Nation" playing cards. We got a lot of experience doing this project. Now we will take into account all the mistakes and move on, vel we are a small group of people, designers, artists who are United by one goal-to do what you love, art ! In any case, I'm ready to make everyone who supported me, got their orders. I'm ready to deal with each of You all the questions that will appear in the project.
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