Culturae Animalis - art playing cards

A project in Kanagawa, Japan by Jack Brutus Penny

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A deck of hand-drawn art playing cards inspired by world cultures and wildlife.
Backers: 345
Average Pledge Per Backer: ¥4716

Funded: ¥1,627,094 of ¥700,000
Dates: Jul 28th -> Aug 27th (30 days)
Project By: Jack Brutus Penny
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Latest News

1 Day To Go!

August 25th - via: kickstarter.com
There is 1 day to go, before the campaign closes. We have achieved so much. We have upgraded the cards beyond imagining. Now, not only are they printed with the world class creative printer ExpertPCC, they are also gold-gilded, 310gsm casino grade... (Read More)

4 Days to Go

August 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Dear All, With 4 days to go, we have been doing smashingly. Your backing has helped bring these cards to the highest of quality - and passing the latest stretch goal means that we can now upgrade to embossed tuck cases, ensuring not only the visual... (Read More)

One Week To Go + Stretch Goal 5

August 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear All,... (Read More)

Work in Progress

August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello All, With 11 days to go, I believe we can bring this past the significant stretch goal 4, and elevate this deck beyond comparison. In doing so we, as a community, can help change creative processes and support those that can't support... (Read More)

Stretch Goal 4

August 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you so much everyone for your support - with your help we are now able to bring the gorgeous Culturae Animalis art playing cards to print, along with some wonderful additions including - a beautiful textured washi sticker, a high-resolution... (Read More)

Day 16

August 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Just over half way through this project and I wanted to post a general impression Day 16 update. I have very much enjoyed creating this project so far, and doing it together with you all. I hope we can continue to develop and make both the product... (Read More)

Seven of Diamonds Progress

August 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Upon requests from you - I have included the Seven of Diamonds design in the main campaign page below the Limited Edition Uncut Sheet section. It is still in progress and I will update it as I work on the piece so you can see it grow if you keep... (Read More)

Stretch Goal 3

August 11th - via: kickstarter.com
We are steaming ahead and have barrelled past stretch goal 2. So, I'm happy to announce stretch goal 3: a fool's goal! All decks will include an additional Fool card to the two joker cards, for free. The fool card will incorporate my logo (not yet... (Read More)

Stretch Goal 2

August 11th - via: kickstarter.com
We have shot past the first stretch goal and are now aiming for stretch goal 2! Updates have been made to the main campaign page, and here is what we're aiming for now: A custom-printed seal (most likely based on my Clocktown logo) will be added to... (Read More)

Super Backers!

August 10th - via: kickstarter.com
For you Super Backers! Bring us across the goal and receive a big thank you! I have posted a new offer for anyone that is in love with this project and it's positive causes.  Culturae Animalis - Daemon pack ¥200,000 > ¥150,000  (25% off) (only... (Read More)

Stretch Goal 1

August 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Stretch Goal 1 is now up, posted on the main campaign page! If we reach only ¥725,000 All backers will receive a gorgeous hand-coloured high-resolution digital art copy of the Seven of Diamonds. This is totally free and for all backers, old and new.... (Read More)

Day 12

August 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Having reached day 12 we are nearing half way through the campaign, and at 95% funded we are almost at the goal! So again, a huge thank you to all of you, from me and my exhausted illustrating hand and overwhelmed heart, from the planet for avoiding... (Read More)

Colour Print on washi paper

August 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Looking into the possibility of a full colour print as a stretch goal add-on - something people expressed some interest in. This alone took half a day (checking feasibility and pallet options) and though continuing would be vastly smoother - I'd want... (Read More)

Stretch Goals

August 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Day Nine update - part two The sooner we can bring this campaign to its goal the sooner I can start adding stretch goals and you can get even more for your money! We can add features to make the decks even more luxurious, or add-on products to expand... (Read More)

Day Nine

August 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you everyone for you support in this project. On day nine now and we have reached 73% funding, which is fantastic! Let's keep it going, and encourage more to join in and support this beautiful project so that it can be brought from concept art... (Read More)

Tuck box designs

August 4th - via: kickstarter.com
So here are the tuck-box designs in process. The solid golden coloured areas will be gold foil, and the empty white boxes will have card information included - update to come later. The 'stamp' on the bottom of the front is my personal stamp - a... (Read More)

Day Two

July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
By the end of Day Two we are 42% funded and that's fantastic. Thank you everyone for your kind support! And a message for the Japanese backers...let's see...... (Read More)

Day One

July 29th - via: kickstarter.com
With Day One complete, I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has supported so far, in whatever capacity. Reaching over 25% on the first day was a very positive result and I can only hope the trend continues. Please do stay tuned for... (Read More)

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