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« on: January 05, 2014 06:51:16 PM »

I've always loved strange card decks. My husband got me one for Christmas this year and I've been itching to create a deck myself now...I know I did a tarot swap a while back where each person claimed certain cards of the major arcana and crafted them based on their partner's theme. The idea was to end up with one full set. I think it would be pretty awesome to craft a playing card deck based on a partner's theme. But this one would maybe be a full deck done by one person? I'm thinking they could send the deck or a printable file of it for their partner, perhaps? Any interest? This is feeding my graphic and packaging design itch here I think!

Here's the deck he got me. http://shop.dananddave.com/ultimate-deck.html It's a little hard to play with (poker, at least) because the illustrations are sometimes so intricate that the card number a suit is lost. But that's ok, because they are still gorgeous. Smiley I'm not one for framing uncut sheets, but this might be one that I'd think about.

Any interest? The craft time would definitely be pretty long for this one. I'm thinking this would appeal most to computer artists and illustrators, but I could see some awesome ones that are photos of things too!

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014 06:58:28 PM »

I suppose another way to do it is to each take a suit and each deck will have 4 designers?
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014 10:34:29 AM »

You might be interested in this company that can print a fully customized card deck of your creation.

http://www.artscow.com/photo-gifts/playing-cards/playing-cards-54-designs-313
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014 04:19:30 PM »

I really like this idea!  I'm decently obsessed with playing cards.  I took a class over the summer and had to design a deck of cards and I really enjoyed it.

Hopefully this can get off the ground Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014 04:44:41 PM »

Woo!
Did you have to print them for class?
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014 04:52:12 PM »

Yep!  I printed and cut only 16 but designed the whole deck.  I made the box and instructions too.  it was a ton of fun!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014 10:40:07 PM »

Cool! Did you use a print service like Office Max or something, or did you do it yourself?
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014 12:28:41 PM »

I'm sorry I thought I had replied to you! haha

I did it all myself.  I'm a graphic designer so I have a nice epson and the tools to cut everything I needed to Smiley  It was fun and stressful at the same time!
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2014 02:16:48 PM »

This sounds awesome! I like the idea of doing one suit each in a 4-person group.  One would be a little more manageable for me timewise, lol. A whole deck? I'd be here til June. Grin People who want to do more could sign up for more groups maybe?

Just sitting here I thought of about ten theme decks I'd love to be part of, but it would be fun to have a "wild" deck too.


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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2014 09:17:27 AM »

I think that would work really well, Dontneedaclassroom!

How do we get more people interested? haha.  There are artist trading card swaps all the time, wouldn't this be a similar thing?
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