Federal 52 is a Bicycle Playing Card Deck designed by Jackson Robinson. This beautifully crafted deck is inspired by US bank notes and currency.
Recently launched at the crowd funding site, Kickstarter, the campaign is seeking $7.9k in funding and there is no doubt the goal will be met in a matter of days. 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 Ace of Spades used the traditional engraving designs of the US bank notes. The words ACE OF SPADES spans the top of the card, the bold ace sits proudly in the center and filling the space above and below the ace is a green treasury-like seal superimposed with the word ACE. To give it a bank note feel, the designer has painstakingly replicated the border into the card. Absolutely stunning!
The first deck is due out to the backers on September 2013.