Back in June 2015, Ben Jones and his team at Elephant Playing Cards (EPC) were busy working on their first successful campaign, Prism: Night Playing Cards. The deck pushed the boundaries of playing card technology and aesthetic by adding a world-first shiny UV gloss layer to the face of the cards.
EPC is back with their second Kickstarter project, this time with Pipmen Playing Cards. Printed by Legends Playing Card Co., Pipmen takes the creative impulse a step further in a Leremy-inspired playful work of art unlike anything you’ve seen before. We asked Ben about the concept behind the deck,
I wanted to create a fun, creative and playful design in a semi transformation style. It was really exciting putting the ideas onto paper, and then into finished designs - creating something like this is very enjoyable!
On the design, Ben Jones said,
Each design is unique, and each court card is reversible and tells a story. It can be hard to do the courts on transformational decks, as compared to the interesting number cards they can be bland. I have tried to overcome this by making them just as interesting as the rest of the deck. The Jokers are also unique and fun, and also different for each deck - 4 Jokers!
There will be two decks available, the Black deck (the standard version) as the initial deck and the second Red edition as a stretch goal. There are also multiple rewards that are waiting to be unlocked once the project hits its stretch goals such as embossing and interior tuck printing.
Scheduled launch date, January 12th on Kickstarter.