Game On: Circuit Playing Cards
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Elephant Playing Cards is a passionate team of designers. Their team is not very big but they are dedicated to bringing new and creative playing cards to collectors and players alike. The first deck that they created was Prism Night. This deck of cards incorporated gloss ink onto the cards fronts, and tactile layered gloss ink on the tuckbox. The aim of each of their designs is to be functional, enjoyable, and interesting.
Their Circuit Playing Cards were released on June 4, 2019 on Kickstarter and were funded in 24 hours. Because of the swiftness of the funding and the lack of complication in the project they were able to speed up the production process. By June 25 they had reached 670 backers and had raised over $40K for the production of their Circuit playing cards. Elephant Playing Cards teamed up with Crowd Ox for their surveys to collect data from the backers to fulfill their rewards. The cards shipped on August 13 making it a three short months from campaign to fulfillment.
“Circuit Playing Cards are a series of decks that are both functional and beautiful: precision-detailed, printed on the highest quality 310gsm card stock and perfect for family games night, poker with the guys or to give as a great gift. It is designed for the games enthusiast, the casual gamer, the collector and the cardist to be a staple go-to deck in any situation. The Circuit cards combines traditional playing card art with circuit themes to product a totally unique experience; a merging of new and old vividly portrayed with intricate embossed foil, bright popping colors and superb handling”
The goal with this artistic project was to showcase the beauty of circuitry and embody the way that circuits have become integrated into our lives. Circuits channel millions of independent electrical currents to hundreds of destinations and each circuit is the picture of “unfathomable complexity”. There are four decks that are available in the series Rainbow, white, ice blue. neon green, and PCB. To find out more about the Circuit Playing Cards please visit the links below.
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Included in the box:
A deck of playing cards
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: June 4, 2019
Ship Date: August 2019
Website: Elephant Playing Cards