The Believe playing cards designed by the guys at System6Magic. This uniquely crafted deck is inspired by the Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppets) of the Island of Java, Indonesia. The detail and intricacy used to create the Wayang Kulit have been meticulously replicated in this deck - incorporating mythical eastern elements and modern western design.
Currently a Kickstarter campaign, the project is seeking $10k in funding and there is no doubt the goal will be met in the next few days. A lot of thought has been put into the concept and the development of the deck.
For example, the backs include a unique Wayang Shadow Puppet along with a beautiful lotus flower. The incredible detail on the trim and border are simply stunning!
With most decks, the Ace of Spades is the most predominant card. Believe went the extra mile and treated each Ace equally. Each one has its own unique design and pattern, making all of the Aces worth looking at.
As for the face cards, the pips and the font used are custom and do suit the look and feel of the deck However, the court cards seem to be a little out of place - the intricate designs are replicated beautifully but the faces and traditional court costumes does not exemplify the uniqueness of this deck. There are plans to re-do the court cards by System6Magic before the campaign ends. If you have ideas, do pledge and submit your feedback.
The deck will be printed by the United States Playing Card Company. Along with the deck, additional add-ons such as posters, card clips and t-shirts will be available for pledges above $35.
The first deck is due out to the backers by December 2013.