Oracle - Mystifying Playing Cards

A project in Columbus, OH by Chris Ovdiyenko

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A NEW deck of USPCC playing cards based on the spiritualist movement.
Backers: 1172
Average Pledge Per Backer: $45

Funded: $52,198 of $20,000
Dates: Oct 9th -> Nov 8th (31 days)
Project By: Chris Ovdiyenko
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Oracle has closed —THANK YOU BACKERS!

November 8th - via:
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Final stretch goals - that's plural!

November 7th - via:
Ok, first and foremost THANK YOU!!! When I launched Oracle I really thought this would be kind of a small project, but you guys BLEW ME AWAY!!!! I really want to do something meaningful and awesome for these final stretch goals, so here are the last... (Read More)

Hearts suit locked up!

November 6th - via:
Hey everyone, here's the Queen of Hearts — this locks up the hearts suit:  The spirit in this case is more famous than the person. The spirit is from a famous photograph by William H. Mummler. Mummler purported to photograph spirits almost without... (Read More)

Stretch goal reached! Stickers available!

November 5th - via:
Hey everyone, You guys are totally amazing, and for you guys (and maybe kinda for me too), I decided to change the stretch goal amount for the foil embossed unbranded tucks. I wouldn't normally change the stretch goal, but you guys have been so... (Read More)

KoS - Spades are locked up!

November 3rd - via:
King of SpadesJust finished the KoS: Here's a bigger shot so you can really see the detail:  The image depicts William Butler Yeats, considered by many to be one of the most important poets of the 20th Century. He and his wife were devout... (Read More)

Custom Seal Design, AoH, New Stretch Goal!

November 2nd - via:
Folks! You're awesome! We've made it to the 2nd stretch goal, the custom seal. For this seal, I designed something simple, but I think powerful:  It'll be printed with metallic copper ink, and there's a story behind it. Harry Houdini and his wife... (Read More)

New card — KoH

November 2nd - via:
Hey everyone, Here's the next card, the King of Hearts: I love the way his jacket is super detailed, everything came together perfectly!  So as you can tell, this art is insanely detailed. It's taking me longer than I would have liked to get the... (Read More)

LE BICYCLE Deck with Mini Ouija Board and Planchette!

October 26th - via:
Hey Folks, I'm so excited to let you know that Friday I got approval from USPCC to offer a Bicycle branded version of Oracle. I decided to make it extra special:  I'm making it a deluxe package with foil stamping, copper metallic ink for the detail... (Read More)

Funding goal passed! Thank you all!!!

October 24th - via:
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Jack of Spades

October 22nd - via:
Hey folks, thought I'd share the next card, the Jack of Spades: Those of you who are fans of Charles Dickens may recognize him in this image (though it's hard with that blindfold on). Dickens was a founding member of the Ghost Club of London—the... (Read More)

Jack of Hearts and Gaff Card

October 20th - via:
Jack of HeartsFinished up the JoH today. The hearts suit has a theme of "spirit photography." Back when photography was relatively new, people were unaware of techniques like double exposures. It's easy to understand how compelling an image like the... (Read More)

Oracle Coins

October 18th - via:
Hey folks, just wanted to give you a heads up that Oracle coins are now available as add-ons: Antique Bronze Finish Coins—$10 shipping included for domestic and international These are the same heavy-duty, 10 gauge, half-dollar sized coins I had... (Read More)

Ace of Spades

October 16th - via:
Hey folks, It took a while, but I think the extra time was well worth it for this Ace of Spades: I love the quills woven into the design and planchettes too—I think it's a great card to capture the theme of automatic writing. Plus, with all this... (Read More)

Baraja Oracle. Si los ectoplasmas jugaran al póquer, estos serían sus naipes

October 14th - via:
Chris Ovdiyenko nos sorprendió con su magnífica y exitosa baraja Calaveras y ahora vuelve con una nueva e intresante propuesta: la baraja Oracle. (Read More)

Oracle Playing Cards. If ectoplasms were playing poker, this would be their deck

October 14th - via:
Chris Ovdiyenko surprised us with his magnificent and successful Calaveras and now he strikes back with a new and interesting proposal: Oracle deck. (Read More)

QoS, number cards, add-ons!

October 12th - via:
Hey everyone! I've been really busy working on Oracle and I'm excited to share the latest cards. Below is the Queen of Spades. The card depicts her engaged in automatic writing—blindfolded to prove the spirits are moving through her. The device to... (Read More)

Kickstarter Projects: Chris Ovdiyenko's Oracle - Mystifying Playing Card Project Launches

October 10th - via:
Inspired by the spiritualist movement, Chris Ovdiyenko designed and launched his second playing card project this year called Oracle – Mystifying Playing Cards on Kickstarter. Teased only a few weeks ago, the playing card project could not have been launched at a better time as Halloween is just around the corner. According to Chris he said of the launch that “The subject matter of Oracle seemed to really fit this time of year.” The design is filled with symbolism of the spiritualist movement by including everything from talking boards to skulls to other esoteric symbols of the movement. (Read More)

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