Lovecraft A-K: Playing Cards of Cthulhu Mythos

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Lovecraft A-K: Playing Cards of Cthulhu Mythos

From Vermilion Collection, the Lovecraft A-K: Playing Cards of Cthulhu Mythos is a deck based on the fictional universe H. P. Lovecraft created. The deck is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter with less than 48 hours remaining.   

Inspired by the Lovecraftian cosmic aesthetics of horror and fantasy, the drawings are in Gothic style and rich in details. Truly sophisticated and mildly grotesque, they showcase the artist's wild imagination while placing us in the fictional universe Lovecraft created. 

The deck features fully custom artwork that are unique graphic renditions of celebrated fictional works written by Lovecraft, including 29 short stories and fragments, 4 novellas, 3 juvenilia, 2 novels and fragments, a prose poem, a letter excerpt, and a pseudo-history. 

For the card backs, the classic combination of black and red is visually striking and aesthetically powerful. The graphics inherit an intriguing sense of mystique and visual potency with the red's association with passion and desire and the black's dark, sinister undertone. 

The Big Joker card shows Lovecraft's silhouette. A fountain pen is hidden in his bow tie, signifying his status as a great writer. The tentacle crawling out of his breast pocket and the blood-dripping tentacles in the Little Joker card represent the Cthulhu Mythos. 

Two editions are on offer during the Kickstarter campaign: Red and Gold (limited edition), both of which come in high-quality printing and incorporate exclusive artworks. Pledge starts at $16 on Kickstarter.

Lovecraft A-K: Playing Cards of Cthulhu Mythos Reviewed by Ivan on 1/03/2022 Rating: 5

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