Celtic Playing Cards

A project in Middleburg, FL by Cultúrlán Enterprises

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A playing card deck inspired by Celtic myth and culture. Designed by Medieval Studies Professor, James Acken.
Backers: 343
Average Pledge Per Backer: $29

Funded: $10,040 of $6,000
Dates: Sep 22nd -> Nov 1st (40 days)
Project By: Cultúrlán Enterprises
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Season's Greetings

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! Just a handful of hours left in the fundraising portion of the project! Thank you all for your support!! Season's GreetingAll of us here at Cultúrlán wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and yours the safest Samhain - free of... (Read More)

Symbolism & the Asymmetrical Design

October 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi again everyone!  In this update, we’ll be providing an explanation regarding some of the symbolism we have used in the Queen of Clubs and Queen of Hearts, as well as a general explanation of why we chose to produce an asymmetrical deck (i.e.... (Read More)

The Home Stretch

October 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! We have one week left in the fundraising portion of the campaign and we wanted to take this opportunity to advise you what you can expect in the week and months ahead: TODAY Effective immediately, you can add the Ace of Spades T-shirt... (Read More)

Google+ Hangout #3

October 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Google+ Hangout #3 Join the next Hangout on Google+ here: https://plus.google.com/u/1/115368524991288141851/posts  You will need a Google account to post questions, but anyone can view the Hangout. You can also view the Hangout on YouTube here:... (Read More)

New Artwork and New Pledge Levels with Reduced International Shipping

October 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi again everyone!  We’ve updated the project page to display the progression of the King of Clubs artwork and will be adding more artwork later this week.  We've also created new pledge levels for our international backers, with reduced... (Read More)

Free Art E-Book

October 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! We were going to include details about the art book in a general announcement regarding new add-ons and pledge rewards, but it has generated enough interest and is sufficiently different to warrant its own update.  ART BOOK TO BE... (Read More)

Ríoghna na gCoire: The Queens of Hearts

October 8th - via: kickstarter.com
After a lot of angst spent over contextualizing these queens, I've finally got a layout I feel strongly about. Here's the base pattern without the details or knot work. The Qs and cauldron pips will be quite different in the end, but these will give... (Read More)

Queen of Clubs: Follow-Up

October 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Reviewing yesterday's update about regarding the Queen of Clubs, I thought that maybe a larger version of the draft might be be better visible:  (Read More)

Ríoghna na nGaí: The Queens of Clubs

October 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is the rough draft of the Queen of Clubs. Keep in mind that the line quality, thicknesses and even some degree of the layout will change as the final image comes together. This is just a mockup that will give you a good idea of what the final... (Read More)

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October 6th - via: kickstarter.com
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Solidifying Basic Patterns

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
This was the first B&W sketch of the King of Clubs. Its purpose is just to lay out broad areas for elaboration later. Working with the card templates, there's been some need for redesigning so that the reduction at printing will not lose detail.... (Read More)

Google+ Hangout #2 and New Pledge Levels

October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Google+ Hangout #2 Join the next Hangout on Google+ here: https://plus.google.com/u/1/115368524991288141851/posts You will need a Google account to post questions, but anyone can view the Hangout. You can also view the Hangout on YouTube... (Read More)

Artwork, Google Hangout #2, Stretch Rewards, & Add-ons

September 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi all,   We have less than 20% remaining towards our goal and wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for your support - both in backing the project and in helping to spread the word! Thanks so much!! Artwork & Google+ HangoutA whole slew... (Read More)

The Pause that Refreshes

September 28th - via: kickstarter.com
So I meant to get more art posted for the cards on Friday, but personal matters called me away from my drawing table. Never one to miss a minute to move forward, I took the opportunity to review one of the core texts that gives us information on the... (Read More)

Full Heart Pattern

September 26th - via: kickstarter.com
The full design of for the suit of hearts is mostly finished. I say mostly because there are some tweaks and changes that might be made in the future, but as it stands this will be the tone and colour range for the hearts/cauldrons.  (Read More)

Link for Google+ Hangout

September 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi all!   Here's the link for the Google+ Hangout, which will be launched in the next five minutes and will be open for a full hour:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3CmhBqKMDY#t=195 Feel free to come and go as you please and post whatever... (Read More)

Lugh's Halo

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Work on the designs is proceeding apace with the completion of Lugh's Halo for the King of Clubs card. The primary motif here is a series of seven animals encircling Lugh's head which radiates with sun-like brilliance (as described in the story Cath... (Read More)

Add-On Designs and Symbolism, Google+ Hangout Details, & Deck Options

September 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! Here's a quick update regarding the add-ons, the upcoming open Google+ Hangout, and an option to switch from the red deck to the blue at the end of the Kickstarter. Add-On Designs and SymbolismAs promised in the last update, we've added... (Read More)

The King of Clubs (Spears) & the Next Update

September 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello all! Thanks for helping us to get off to such a great start! The support has been tremendous! We’ve recently added a close-up shot of the detail work Of the King of Clubs, along with an explanation of the symbolism which will be displayed... (Read More)

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