Arcana Full Tarot Sets

Posted by Chris Ovdiyenko on

Back when I first launched the Arcana project in 2015, it was intended to be a poker deck that was inspired by tarot art and had a few tarot cards as the jokers and extras. I quickly decided that the response warranted me developing a full tarot in the style of artwork that I was using. I figured out how to do that with a separate run of the Major Arcana cards as a separate printing which I termed the "Expansion" cards. It worked out well, but one thing I wasn't really able to do during the project was have a single tarot deck that had all the cards in a single fitting tuck case. It was something I wanted to do, but wasn't able to get to during the campaign.

Fast forward a couple of years and I'm releasing just that. An all new edition of Arcana where all the cards are housed within one tuck and not split up across two decks. I worked with The Expert Playing Card Company on a custom tuck and for printing the cards. 

The 2nd Edition Arcana Cards

The printing is exquisite, and that goes for the tuck and the cards:

Great printing on the cards by Expert Playing Card Company

It's been 3 years in the making, but it's my sincere joy to make the full Arcana Tarot Playing Cards available on Dead on Paper. Here's a link to check them out:

https://www.deadonpaper.com/collections/playing-cards/products/arcana-full-tarot-deck

Best,

Chris Ovdiyenko

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Ecliptic Playing Cards — Launching this upcoming Thursday, 2/1/2018 @ 7pm EST

Posted by Adria Ovdiyenko on

Can't wait to launch Ecliptic this upcoming Thursday, Feb. 1st @ 7pm EST. Tons of great card art, add-ons, and of course art prints. Here's a print of Leo from the project to whet your appetite until Thursday:

Print of Leo from Ecliptic Zodiac playing cards launching on Kickstarter Feb. 1st, 2018 @ 7pm EST

 See you Thursday!

Best,

Chris and Adria

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Ecliptic | Zodiac Playing Cards

Posted by Adria Ovdiyenko on

For the past year I've been quietly working on a new card project that I'm excited to finally announce. It's a zodiac themed deck called Ecliptic Playing Cards. It's 100% hand drawn - every detail slaved over by yours truly. It's a beautiful deck and I'm happy to share the tuck designs with you here:

Ecliptic tuck designs

Here's another view showing the foil interior:

Look for more info in the coming days here and on my Facebook page. I'll be launching it on January 1st, 2018 on Kickstarter.

Thanks!

-c

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Launching Hobo Coins Series II Sunday, Nov. 5th @ 12pm EST

Posted by Chris Ovdiyenko on

I'm super excited to be launching the second series of Hobo Coins. I've been working on this for a while now and it's going to be great to get the new designs out there. Personally, I think there even better than the first group of hobo coins I produced. 4 all-new designs and also a limited edition print - the first I've done in color. Here's a pic of the print (if you right click on it, you can open in a new tab or window and see it in high-res):

Hobo Coins Series II limited edition print - signed and numbered

Hope to see you over at Kickstarter on the 5th!

-c

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Hobo Coins Live on Kickstarter

Posted by Adria Ovdiyenko on

Hobo Coins Now Live on Kickstarter!

For many months, I’ve been working on a coin project called Hobo Coins. During the Great Depression, many of the folks that were out of work and having a really hard go of it took to carving Buffalo Nickels to pass their time. Though not the only coins that were carved, Buffalo Nickels were popular to modify because the metal was ‘soft,’ and easier than other coins to modify using sharpened nails or pocket knives.

I’m amazed at the creativity and passion these artists showed with their miniature works of art and got inspired to create my own. This project brings forth 4 designs for coins that I’ve created with hobo nickels as their inspiration. Here’s what I’ve come up with:

 

All of these designs are production samples from the mint where they’ll be produced. The coins are the same size as all my other coins – 39mm. They’re die-struck with over 100 tons of pressure and really capture every detail I’ve designed – I couldn’t be more thrilled with the samples!

 

Come on over to the Kickstarter project to learn more:

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1894542039/hobo-coins

 Best,

-c

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