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Kickstarter: Kings Wild's Intaglio Playing Cards Funded In Four Hours



Funded in only four hours, Intaglio is a series of playing cards derived from hand engraved copper printing plates printed in the traditional Intaglio style to create beautiful artwork. The Kickstarter project is a collaboration between Kings Wild Project and Thornwillow Press, New York.


The inspiration for this deck is one of the first decks that made designer Jackson Robinson fall in love with playing card design. Titled the "New Era No. 46" and name such to symbolize a new era of beautiful playing card design heading into the 20th century.
I have long wanted to use the New Era court set as inspiration and create my own "engraving" style versions of them, and I felt this was the project to do it.The interesting thing about the New Era No 46 deck is that it was published around the same time that the actual printing presses that will be used for the Intaglio project were created. For me, this project, in a way, is a new era. I am finally getting to pursue the art style of engraving to its physical form.

Three editions are available in the Standard Playing Cards set: The Black (Kickstarter Exclusive) Edition, Red Edition, and Blue Edition. The artwork for the standard editions is derived from high-resolution scans of the hand engraved prints.


Each edition's court card color scheme is unique and the cards will be housed in an embossed and foiled tuck cases made from premium soft touch material. Pledge starts at $14 and the decks will be printed by The Expert Playing Card Company.

Also available are the Intaglio art prints and the unique hand-engraved Master Printing Plate used in the printing of the playing card designs. Check out it out at Kickstarter!

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