Royal Bastards

Liber Ludorum ... playing cards

A project in Cumbria, UK by Ian Cumpstey

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Playing cards by Ian Cumpstey, illustrated and decorated in the insular art style
Backers: 192
Average Pledge Per Backer: £24

Funded: £4,564 of £2,800
Dates: May 29th -> Jun 28th (30 days)
Project By: Ian Cumpstey
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Latest News

Knotwork patterns

June 16th - via:
Hello backers, and welcome to everyone who has joined the project since the last update! Knotwork patterns are nowadays heavily associated with Celtic art, and I'll write a little bit about knotwork today. But remember: other kinds of patterns are at... (Read More)

Biting Bird Borders, Lindisfarne Style

June 8th - via:
Hello backers! So on this day, 8th June, in 793, Vikings carried out a famous raid on the monastery at Lindisfarne. It was this raid that according to the usual narrative marks the beginning of the viking age in English history. The Lindisfarne... (Read More)


June 3rd - via:
Hello backers, Just a short update, but the best update ... the project is FUNDED! Fanfare ... It's always good to wake up in the morning and see that although I have been asleep, the kickstarter has not, and more people all around the world have... (Read More)

Jokers ....

June 1st - via:
Hello Backers, I realise I have not written anything about the extra cards on the campaign page, so I will introduce three of these cards on this update (the eagle-eyed may have already spotted a picture of one of these cards I posted a few weeks ago... (Read More)

First Day ...

May 30th - via:
Hello Backers! Welcome to the Liber Ludorum project, and many thanks for your support on this first day. As you can see, the project is now just over half funded, which is great. It was something of an epic process for me to get this finished and... (Read More)

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