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"Sultana" Playing Cards, inspired by ancient deck! USPCC

A project in Newark, DE by Deco Playing Cards
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Beautiful, playable, hand-drawn art printed by USPCC and inspired by one of the earliest known decks, which came from Cairo, Egypt!
Backers: 378
Average Pledge Per Backer: $25

Funded: $9,481 of $8,000
Dates: Mar 12th -> Apr 21st (40 days)
Project By: Deco Playing Cards
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Latest News

A Thank You with a Special Secret for Jackson Robinson

April 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Jackson Robinson's Federal 52: http://kck.st/X82x7B  (Read More)

We did it!

April 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Congratulations, backers!  Thanks to you, this deck will be made! I am at a loss for words.  I am beside myself.  More will come later. In the meantime, I made this.  I kind of feel like this dude right now.  Bonus points for whoever can... (Read More)

New stretch goal!

April 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Never let it be said that we don't listen to our fans! At the behest of our backer Johann-Amos Schilling, we have added a new stretch goal.  If we reach $10,000 by our deadline, the cards will come with a magic finish!  (Read More)

MAJOR UPDATE! Thinner margins + Jokers + A game for the cards!

April 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Thinner Margins!That's right, boys and girls!  As the cardists have demanded, we have slimmed the borders on ALL of our cards!  These will look great as a fanned deck!  See the image below! The Jokers!Correctamundo, muchachos y mujeres!  We have... (Read More)

Slightly Redesigned T-shirt, More to Come

April 15th - via: kickstarter.com
The t-shirt has been slightly redesigned at the request of Dave Boyd himself to emphasize the medallions a bit more.  To sweeten the deal, he included an amusing (and much improved) image with another Sultan model.  Nobody has ever pulled off the... (Read More)

NEW PLEDGE LEVEL & ADD-ON: BUTTON SWAG!!!

April 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Buttons??? Buttons!!! Pledge at our brand-new $6 level to receive a set of our four buttons, or add them onto your order for $4!  The buttons feature the floral medallion at the center of each card!  Pin these round, 3/4" things of beauty onto your... (Read More)

Jokers are almost finalized!

April 13th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

LET'S DO THIS!!!

April 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Now that I know that my backers read these updates thanks to my little experiment yesterday, help us make this deck happen by spreading the word! We know you want this deck, and you know we want to make it, but it can't be done if this project... (Read More)

New pledge level: 10 DAYS SPECIAL!

April 11th - via: kickstarter.com
10 quick backers can get a deck each for just $10! Only $18 for international backers!  (Read More)

Final Stretch! Updates and Freebies!!

April 8th - via: kickstarter.com
First, due to popular demand, we have changed the finish from "smooth" to "air-cushion," great for magic tricks and cardists' flourishes. Second, the Jokers co-designed by our backer are well in development and beautiful already!  The artist... (Read More)

Just wanted to add this very flattering view of our new back!

April 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
The artist Dave Boyd just put this up on his official Facebook page, and I had to steal it to show all of you.  (Read More)

New back preview! Finalizing presently!

April 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
That new back we promised?  It's almost here!  We are putting on a few finishing touches, but our artist Dave created a mock-up preview card!  The final cards won't have the dotted die lines, of course! Please tell is what you think!  (Read More)

As posted in the comments: New Back On Its Way!

March 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Due to popular demand and in order to create an even more covetous product, we will be altering the back of our cards to be a better match for the front. Don't worry, fans of the back: it will still be inspired by Persian rug design, but will have... (Read More)

Thank you all for your great support so far!

March 20th - via: kickstarter.com
It's been a week and we're already at 50%!  We could not have gotten this far without the tremendous support of people like you!  Please do not hesitate to tell your family and friends about this project.  We cannot finish the trilogy without... (Read More)

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March 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Traq our project's progress at Kicktraq! Thanks to the anonymous angel that connected us to Kicktraq on day 1!  (Read More)

Better Video!

March 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Saint Patrick's Day Weekend! We made a more visually informative video for our Kickstarter page!  We've made the jump from vlogger quality to local channel infomercial quality!  While Ned's spiel is the same, we've incorporated images. ... (Read More)

Delaware-Dedicated Company Launches Artsy Online Campaign

March 13th - via: delawarebusinessblog.com
While arts in the state of Delaware often fall below the radar with neighbors like Philadelphia and Baltimore, Ned Redmond of Newark seeks to elevate its often-overlooked artists on an international level through the crowdfunding site Kickstarter.com. His company Deco Playing Cards designs poker decks inspired by culture and history. These are printed by the United States Playing Card Company with the same printers that make the popular Bicycle® and Bee® playing cards. Deco Playing Cards’ current project, Sultana, is based on an ancient deck from Egypt. (Read More)

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