[Update] The Russian Folk Art "Special Edition" Playing Cards are now LIVE on Kickstarter.
Last week, designer Natalia Silva teased her new deck, the Russian Folk Art "Special Edition" Playing Cards on social media. Like the first edition, the "Special Edition" are inspired by Russian Folklore and combines flowers, leaves, people, musical instruments and geometric shapes with stylized depictions of birds and animals, as well as mythological creatures. According to Natalia,
Russia has a very long, rich and visual cultural past, from its colorful folk costumes to its ornate religious symbols. I did a lot of research about traditional Russian designs, patterns and symbols and included all the new elements in my new deck.
Fully custom, the “Special Edition” features new artwork and the familiar colour scheme of White, Red and Green which represents the blossoming of the earth, and the blossoming of the creative spirit in Russian folk art.
On the design, Natalia said,
The Russian Folk Art "Special Edition" has a completely new artwork on each card, new tuck box and new back design. In my "Special Edition" I included more symbols, patterns and traditional designs that I could fit in my Russian Folk Art first edition.now LIVE on Kickstarter.
Printed by the famous USPCC, the Russian Folk Art "Special Edition" will be coming to Kickstarter on Friday, February 12th at 9PM EST.