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Playing Arts v3 Playing Cards
By: Digital Abstracts

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THIS PRODUCT IS IN PRE-ORDER STATUS

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WITH ESTIMATED DATE OF DELIVERY ON FEBRUARY 28, 2017

 


DOWPAYMENT: 200PHP/DECK
BALANCE: UPON ARRIVAL OF THE DECK


 

 

Unique playing card decks where each card is illustrated by different international artist in his distinct style and technique.

 

 

About this project
 

Hello, there. We're the team behind Digital Abstracts, online magazine about art, design, products and trends.
 

We have always been inspired by the outstanding works of illustrators and designers featured on our resource, so we came up with an idea to mix their differences in a single project.
 

The project
 

The idea of the project is to create a unique deck of poker playing cards where each card is individually designed by a different international artist.
 

The project is called Playing Arts and each year we invite 55 designers and illustrators from all over the world to collaborate with us. Their particular styles and techniques convert a simple deck of cards in eclectic pocket-sized art gallery that can be shuffled and played.
 

With the huge support of Kickstarter backers we've already released two awesome decks: Edition One and Edition Two.



 



 

This year we are releasing two new decks at once and turning the project into the global design event
 

 

Both decks will have the same concept (one deck = 55 artists), but slightly different approach:
 

1. Edition Three: we've carefully selected and invited awesome designers and illustrators to create the artworks for this deck.
 

2. Special Edition: we've launched an international design contest and we invite you to join the jury team and help us to define 55 outstanding works that will form this deck.

 



1. Edition Three deck



 

To design cards for this deck we've carefully selected and invited 55 designers and illustrators from 27 different countries. Joshua Davis, Justin Maller, Mike Perry, Alessandro Pautasso, Bradley GMUNK Munkowitz and Jonny Wan are just a handful of the artists involved.
 

Introducing first cards:



-10 of Spades by Bratislav Milenkovic (Serbia)
-Jack of Spades by Grzegorz Domaradzki (Poland)
-7 of Diamonds by Rafael Mayani (Mexico)

"I was looking to find the way to make a fun twist on 10 spades card, by incorporating the original element (ten spades) into the artwork – so I thought of having a fun looking guy with spades for his braces." — Bratislav Milenkovic



-4 of Clubs by Victor Vergara (Colombia)
-King of Hearts by Denis Zilber (Israel)
-2 of Clubs by Riccardo Guasco (Italy)

"I wanted to do an homage to the Cezanne’s painting "The Card Players 1894–1895", one of the works that started the idea of Cubism in art history." — Riccardo Guasco



-Backside by Juan Díaz-Faes (Spain)
-Ace of Clubs by Omaraqil (Pakistan)
-5 of Hearts by Bram Vanhaeren (Belgium)

"In a previous personal project I have been looking into a way to make letters sexy again. Why not apply this to numbers as well. The idea is to mislead the viewer into seeing a regular number, but at a second glare notice an appealing woman looking at the person. Maybe her look succeeds in getting the person attention and distract the player into a new dimension." — Bram Vanhaeren

And more cards showed up:











 



 

2. Special Edition deck



 

 

We've launched an international design contest that will give a chance to artists from all over the world to show off their skills and share their vision of the particular playing card. 55 best artworks will form this Special Edition deck.
 

More than 550 artists entered this contest and have already started working on their cards. At the end of this Kickstarter campaign all artworks will be showcased on Playing Arts website opened for voting. 



 

Features
 

Each deck will include 52 illustrated custom playing cards and jokers plus an info card that reveals the names of all the designers and illustrators who have contributed to corresponding edition.
 

The decks will be beautifully and professionally printed in USA by the US Playing Card Company on legendary Bicycle® paper, the highest quality playing card stock available. Cards will be coated with the Air Cushion Finish for the smoothest feel.

 




OTHER VERSIONS: COMPLETE ALL THE VERSIONS!

-VERSION 1 (LINK)
-VERSION 2 (LINK)