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Founders Playing Cards



Founders Playing Cards are an independently created and crafted American deck, honoring twelve of the most inspiring & influential founders of the modern day United States, designed in a neoclassical style reminiscent of architectural, monumental & engraving work from the documents & currency of United States' history.

Currently a Kickstarter project, the The Department of Design has exceeded it's funding goal of $13k and it is not hard to see why. The cards are beautifully designed and a lot of thought has been put into the concept and the development of the deck. For example, the classical world of pre-America used each suit to represent a different social class. The Founders deck is structured on a model using these classical archetypes of Nobility (Spades), Clergy (Hearts), The People (Clubs), and Merchants (Diamonds). Each Founder is seen brandishing their own unique element, representative of their role as a founder and the legacy they have left behind as our inheritance.



There are two unique Jokers, featuring Uncle Sam carrying the Stars & Stripes in flight upon his Eagle, while clutching a banner bearing the latin phrase ‘Annuit Cœptis’ (He favors our undertakings). One card views this scene from a distance, while the other is simply a close up on Uncle Sam’s face and crops the background. These cards come packaged in a red, white & blue embossed box featuring gold foil accents, and a red tax stamp seal.


The Department of Design plan to release further editions such as Red, White & Blue Inaugural Editions, a Greenback Edition (with Engraved Face Cards & Green Backs), and an Executive Edition (a Blue & Gold luxury set).

The first deck is due out to the backers on July 2013.
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4 comments :

  1. it´s a scam project, the project has been founded but the creator disappeared. The deck has not being printed at all and people is complaining with KS.

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  2. Thanks for the heads-up Indigo. Just finished reading some of the backers comments. Can't believe the creator went through all the trouble just to scam a few $'000s. What a shame! Very good looking cards tho.

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  3. Yea I was scammed too. Only difference is this one was set up for a scam. It wasn't like most other Kickstarters get into trouble for not having enough for shipping. This guy just dropped off the face of the earth.

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  4. Well, he's not entirely off the face of the Earth. He's being pursued in New York by the state's Attorney General.

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