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! :)