Gemini Series Playing Cards
By: Requiem Team

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Custom Designed Poker Size Playing Cards and Gemini-related special items.



The choice of the name Gemini is based on the peculiarity of the court cards (JQK). At first glance the figures of each card look perfectly symmetrical, but they are not. I depicted them as twins (Gemini in latin) but they are not identical, so you will see small differences when you look closely. 



 

 

I thought that the Gemini zodiac sign would fit this idea, so it gets a bit astrological in its design. The archetype of Gemini is fascinating and intriguing.
 

With this deck, I wanted a classical, medieval feeling. The aces are depicted as axes and the figures on the court cards interact with their own pip, which becomes part of the illustration. The pips (2 to 10) are big and they take a lot of space. I used an unconventional index, which is horizontal instead of vertical. I used a prototype for testing and found that it is very playable and easy to read, especially for Burraco.



About me: My name is Lorenzo, and I am the one-man-band behind Requiem Team (Stockholm17 outside kickstarter). I live and work in Stockholm, and my passion is creating new and interesting playing cards. This will be my 6th Kickstarter deck, so if you are new to my brand, check out my previous decks: Requiem, Heretic, No17, No.17 "Le Chat Rouge", and Ravn Playing Cards. I hope this new deck intrigues you, and you will pledge your support. Thank you for being here! :)




 

The goal is set to produce and deliver 2 Gemini decks:
 

Gemini Terra: sienna back, tuck-box with embossing, copper and gold foil on thick black paper.
Gemini Ignis: red back, tuck-box with embossing, red and gold foil on thick black paper.
Gemini Noctis: blue back, tuck-box with embossing, silver (or silver-aqua) foil, black foil on black paper, and foil on the back of the cards.


from left to right: Gemini Terra, Noctis, Ignis


Pollux reward - rendered decks and real case (prototype)





 

This is a fully custom deck of playing cards featuring:

illustrated court cards (JQK)
illustrated jokers
illustrated aces, depicted as axes
custom pips, bold and big
unconventional index (A♠, 2♠, 3♠, etc)
one-way back design (for your card tricks)
Casino Grade Paper Stock
Durable Linen Classic Finish Coating

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No ink on the tuckboxes. I want to use only embossing and 2 hotfoils. The plan is to have inner foil as well.
 

The tuckbox design features handmade calligraphy made by Calligraffiti ambassador Kark O'brien (a.k.a. 85Kobe) from England. His style and works inspired me during the making of this deck, so I decided to involve this artist. The latin is a portion of an ancient roman text about astrology and zodiac signs (M. MANILII ASTRONOMICON LIBER SECUNDUS).
 

"namque aries leo et arcitenens sociata trigona signa negant chelis foedus totique trigono quod gemini excipiunt fundens et aquarius undas. idque duplex ratio cogit verum esse ateri quod tria signa"


Gemini Terra - copper and gold foil (rendering)


Gemini Ignis: gold and red foil (rendering)



Gemini handcrafted case in solid mahogany finished with linseed oil, laser engraved graphics, and 17 gold plated (24 karat) inserts forming the Gemini constellation. This wooden case houses 3 signed Gemini decks (Terra, Noctis, Ignis). The 2 parts are held by neodymium magnets. Handcrafted in Stockholm.



 



This reward includes also Pollux Beta (6 mixed decks in the black acrylic case), the Gemini Card Guard, and one Gemini Experimental.An original pencil sketch related to Gemini playing cards will be included (it is not possible to choose which one, surprise!).



 

Gemini Card Guard / Keychain
 

Made in black nickel with plated vines. It works also as keychain, pendant, or in the way you prefer. 
 

Size: 1.55X2.4in thickness 0.15in (40x61mm thickness 4mm)
Weight: 1.25oz (35gr)













This is a limited version with tuck-box in 100% cotton paper 300gr, printed with letterpress in gold and silver ink. Numbered, signed, and handcrafted in Stockholm. Cards from Gemini Terra.