Last month we released a story about Bicycle Club 808's Design-A-Deck winner going forward on his very own Kickstarter project. At the time, project creator Paul Michael Kane was simply going to call the cards Paul Michael Kane Photography Photo Cards, which are based off of his love for playing cards and photography. Being bent on perfection and coming up with something that would blow people out of the water, Paul Michael Kane decided a name change was in order. In order to really capture the true essence of the project, Paul has decided to name the project Foto Grafis, which comes from Latin and means Light and Control, two key elements in making a successful image. Having control is also a successful element at the card table or when performing magic tricks.
Along with finalizing a name for the project, the tuck case has also been finalized. Seen below, the Foto Grafis tuck embodies the spirit of photography as it takes on the look of an actual camera including the faux leather handle used on many of today's cameras.
The project is scheduled to launch in early October and backers are to expect a lot of fun surprises, including a poker chip, a card case and uncut sheets. The court cards will be all new images with models standing in for the courts that are being photographed by Paul. Although there will be new models standing in for the traditional courts, the cards will not break from the tradition of featuring the two One-Eyed Jacks and a Suicide King. In order to keep visual continuity, all of the images in the deck will be black and white.
To help raise hype about the Foto Grafis cards, Paul Michael Kane has created a Facebook page where potential backers can keep track of updates here.