Monthly Archives: June 2015

Playing Card Collector? or Playing Card Dealer?

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So, maybe after scanning through my website, you’ve decided that you’d quite like to gather up a few decks of really cool playing cards. But the question is, are you interested in ‘collecting’ playing cards? or ‘dealing in’ playing cards?

Image from bicycle-cards.co.uk

Image from bicycle-cards.co.uk

Yes…. there IS a difference.

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Prism: Night Playing Cards – Successfully Funded on Kickstarter

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Prism Night Jokers

Prism Night Jokers

** UPDATE – This deck was successfully funded on Kickstarter. Click HERE to purchase **

Novel writing software without the learning curve.

As the saying goes: “You live and learn.” The first time Ben Jones of Elephant Playing Cards launched Prism: Night onto Kickstarter I knew I wanted to own a deck of these cards. The colour, design, vibrancy, the gloss ink and just the very fact that they were different to anything I had ever seen made them a must-have for my collection. So I pledged for a couple of decks and sat back and watched and waited – counting down to the funding deadline as I’m sure Ben and all the other backers were too. Continue reading

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JP Playing Cards’ UK/EU Kickstarter Fulfillment Service – A Quick Guide

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kickstarter-badge-fundedAs Kickstarter becomes a more and more popular – and exciting – way for designers, cardists, magicians and card players to get their new decks out into the public arena, so too has it brought about a few problems for both project creators and backers outside of the US. Mainly the issues of distribution, and Customs Charges.

 JP Playing Cards believe they have the answer.

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GLITCH 2.0 Playing Cards – a chat with Soleil Zumbrunn

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GLITCH 2.0 Playing Cards are on Kickstarter now – click this link to be taken to the project page.

Glitch 2.0

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GLITCH 2.0 - 10 of Spades

OK, so… we have Windows 10, the iPhone 6, Playstation 4, and now Glitch 2.0. When a product is a huge success the creators will always find a way to release a newer, bigger, brighter, bolder version to satisfy the ever-growing demands of the buying public.

San Francisco-based Swiss designer Soleil Zumbrunn knew she was on to a winner when the first edition of Glitch playing cards sold out after being successfully funded on Kickstarter in June 2014. 500 backers pledged almost $16,000 to ensure that the original deck went into production, and now GLITCH 2.0 hopes to achieve the same level of acclaim. With 62% of the funding goal of $12,000 already achieved it’s safe to say that this 2nd generation deck is sure to match, if not exceed, the triumph of the first. Continue reading

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Bicycle – The Lumberjacks Playing Cards. 2nd Edition – on Kickstarter NOW!

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Bicycle The Lumberjacks

Bicycle The Lumberjacks

Bicycle branded The Lumberjacks Playing Cards 2nd Edition are being funded on Kickstarter NOW! Click here to be taken to the project page.

Usually, when something is described as being a ‘2nd Edition’ we presume that it is simply an updated, slightly moderated, the-odd-tweak-here-and-there version of the ‘1st Edition’. Well, it has to be said, not with this deck. ‘The Lumberjacks’ 2nd Edition Playing cards by Baltimore based Vadim Smolenskiy may have the same theme as the 1st Edition. They may be Bicycle branded like the 1st Edition. They may be printed by USPCC on their Air Cushioned Finish card stock, yes, you’ve guessed it, just like the 1st Edition. But….. in my opinion….. these are a completely different animal to the first deck. Worthy of being their own ‘1st Edition’ in fact. Continue reading

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The Architect Playing Cards – on Kickstarter NOW!

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The Architect Playing Cards - Cardistry 3With his roots firmly in design and magic tricks, it’s no surprise that Kansas-born Jared Hansen chose such a clean, crisp, classical design concept as his inspiration for this truly stunning deck of playing cards – The Architect.

“Designed from the ground up to resemble a blueprint, The Architect features a contemporary, refined back design filled with modern symbolism while reminiscent of more traditional, classic playing cards.” – taken from the Kickstarter project page.

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