In our Project by Numbers series, we've looked at pledge and backer numbers for two popular playing card projects, Federal 52 Part II by Kings Wild Project and Requiem by Lorenzo Gaggiotti. We also know that the popular crowd-funding platform is a global phenomenon with over 3 million backers coming from 214 countries and territories.
With this phenomenal growth and huge audience, it is no surprise that more artists and designers from around the world are using this platform to produce their own deck of playing cards. For example with the two projects mentioned above, Kings Wild is based in Memphis, Tennessee while Lorenzo is in Stockholm, Sweden. The question is, where do all playing card projects come from?
2010 - Two playing card projects were recorded was back in 2010. Since then, the numbers have increased exponentially and at the end of February 2014, more than 200 has been recorded.
2013 - Incredible growth for 2013, approximately 300% increase from the previous 2012.
2013 - Increased in the number of playing cards project in Canada and Australia due to the launch of Kickstarter platform in the respective countries.