The Black Book of Cards is a typographic deck of playing cards built on a unique notion that we all hold a card within the playing card deck. This beautifully crafted deck designed by the team from UnCommon Beat was launched as a Kickstarter project with a funding goal of $18k. As expected, the project was fully funded in less than 12 hours! Amazing!
Revealed within the Black Book of Cards is a typographic design using type to create form and pattern covering each card with personality words thus creating a unique look and feel for each card. Each card has its own presence, making it an ideal piece of artwork that can stand on its own. Adding to the enchanting design is the clever use of negative space of each card, creating the actual silhouette of the pips.
The traditional court card faces that we all know so well come to life as typographic portraits. The meticulous process of building each word to form the faces delivers an almost life-like and tangible appearance without the use of shading. Absolutely stunning!
There are various levels of pledges available for this project. The most notable are the limited edition Bicycle branded decks, which are now sold out! That should not stop you from pledging as the regular Black Book of Card deck still looks awesome! This will make a good addition to your collection. Hopefully, we will see some exciting stretched goals reward in the course of this project.
The first deck is due out to backers on January 2014.