Gaelic Games Playing Cards by OneGaelic – Coming SOON to Kickstarter!

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

by Jyl – 11th April 2024

Grab your chance to own a deck or two of these fun, colourful, informative, and just simply amazing playing cards!

I am so happy to let you all know that after many, many, many years of collecting playing cards, and writing reviews on other designers’ decks, I have finally got round to designing a deck of playing cards of my own.

Gaelic Games Playing Cards does what it says on the tin (or tuck box if you’re fussy…). It’s a deck inspired by, and in honour of, the ancient sports of Ireland – Hurling, Camogie, Gaelic Football, and Ladies Gaelic Football. And this deck will be launched on Kickstarter SOON – so watch this space for further updates.

Each suit represents a different sport, and I’ve taken the all-time 13 top performing Irish Counties in those and assigned them to a card. The Ace of each suit have been the most successful, having won more titles and being runners up in more finals.

Continue reading Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

COVID-19 Playing Cards by Luke Wadey

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

In This Together – A Deck to Help Those In Need. Funded on Kickstarter.

Click on any image to be taken to the Kickstarter campaign page

In this terrifying and uncertain time, it’s good to know that there are people out there who are not just thinking of themselves, but of what they can do to help their fellow human beings.

Luke Wadey is the designer of many successful playing card decks, already funded on Kickstarter, and this time around he has one thing in his mind – to use his artistic talent to help those affected by the horror that is COVID-19, or Coronavirus. People are dying, loved ones are in isolation, hugs are banned and the whole world is being told to #stayathome. Frontline medical staff are putting their lives at risk to HELP US ALL. Let’s unite and help them to help us.

Continue reading Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

Grid. Series Three – Typographic Playing Cards by Luke Wadey

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

by Jyl. Sun 17th Feb 2019

Grid. Series Three playing cards, is the third and final deck in the Grid. series, designed by London-based graphic designer Luke Wadey. This seems to be a disappointment to Luke’s legion of followers, because many of them are already coming up with ideas for a 4th deck. Sorry guys… not happening.

This deck is currently being funded on Kickstarter and if you know a good thing when you see it, you’ll be heading over to make a pledge before the campaign ends on 4th March 2019.

Grid. Series Three front fan. Stunning :)

Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

Grid Series One – Typographic Playing Cards – On Kickstarter NOW

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

Grid Playing Cards

Grid Series One – Typographic Playing Cards – by Luke Wadey

You may well remember from a wee while ago, I wrote a review about a deck of cards by UK designer Luke Wadey, called Hawk Playing Cards. I admit that the review was undeservedly less than favourable, but Luke contacted me after reading it, and very graciously accepted what I had to say and vowed to come back bigger and better. Well, he’s only gone and bloody done it! Grid Series One – Typographic Playing Cards by Luke Wadey are on Kickstarter until 23rd May 2017, and they look amazing. It has already reached £810 of a £2000 goal within the first day alone – no mean feat.

Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

Medieval Playing Cards by EPC & Egor Klyuchnyk

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

Medieval KickstarterBased on the works of the great master Diego Velázquez, and hand-drawn to look like some of the very earliest styles of playing cards, ‘Medieval’ are the latest deck to come to you from Elephant Playing Cards, along with Egor Klyuchnyk of Anomaly World Studio fame. Previous EPC successes were the amazing Prism: Night, Pipmen, and Pipmen Shadow Edition decks, while AWS are famous for their ‘Demon’  and ‘Strange Head Society’ decks.

Medieval Playing Cards

Medieval Playing Cards

Continue reading Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

Captive Souls Playing Cards – with 50% of sales going to Born Free Foundation

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

Captive Souls Playing Cards

Captive Souls Playing Cards

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.”born-free-logo Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

Fuego! – Day of the Dead Inspired Playing Cards by Cellar Window

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby featherFuego! Playing CardsTuck Box

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.

shop logo‘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 reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

‘Leonardo’ Playing Cards by Dent-de-Lion du Midi

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

shop logoBack 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.

Leonardo Aces

Leonardo Aces

Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

Prism: Day & Dusk. Now Live on Kickstarter.

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather

Prism Day and Dusk Playing Cards

Prism Day and Dusk Playing Cards

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 reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestby feather