The minute I saw the Captive Souls deck on Kickstarter I KNEW I had to do a write-up on it. The creators of this deck, Holly Richards and Josh Smith, hope to not only help raise awareness of animal welfare by getting these cards into your hands, but also to raise money for Born Free in the process, to help with their fight against animal suffering. They will be donating 50% of the sale price to the foundation that works “throughout the world to stop individual wild animal suffering and protect threatened species in the wild.” Continue readingby
Fuego! Day of the Dead Inspired Playing Cards were successfully funded on Kickstarter in June 2015. 735 backers funded this deck to the tune of $21,762 USD. I have a few decks for sale in my shop – click HERE to get yours.
‘Day of the Dead’ or ‘Día de los Muertos’ is the Mexican tradition of honouring their deceased loved ones. It is not in the least bit morbid, but rather is a joyous celebration of their lives, and the festivities continue for two days from the 1st to the 2nd of November each year. In recent years, an abundance of Día de los Muertos inspired playing cards have been produced, each with their own unique take on the colourful skulls and costumes that are so ingrained in the traditions of the holiday. Continue readingby
Back in 2015 (10th of March to be precise) 1568 ‘backers’ clubbed together to raise $81,204 USD because they wanted to see the Leonardo Playing Cards in production. That – for those of you who haven’t yet heard of it – is what Kickstarter is all about. All of us, getting together to help someone we believe in, raise money for something that they want to be able to make a reality. One of the biggest Kickstarter playing card success stories, Leonardo, by French artist Dent-de-Lion du Midi, is an absolute gem of a deck, completely jam-packed with artwork inspired by the great Leonardo Da Vinci.by
Around about this time last year I was getting my knickers in a twist about a fantastic new deck of playing cards by Ben Jones of Elephant Playing cards. That deck was Prism: Night and it had me all a quiver. Not only was the deck one of the most colourfully stunning decks that I had ever seen, but the extra POW! of the gloss ink just made it stand out from the rest of the offerings on Kickstarter. (Read my review HERE.) Continue readingby