International Shipping Changes

Posted by Chris Ovdiyenko on

Due to new EU regulations, Dead on Paper will no longer be shipping to EU countries unless the order exceeds $180 USD. If you are in the EU and would like to place an order above $180 USD, please contact us via email at info@deadonpaper. We are happy to work with you one-on-one.

We will continue to ship to the following countries:







Hong Kong








New Zealand


Saudi Arabia



South Africa

South Korea




United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom (including Gibralter, Guernsey, Isle of Man, & Jersey)


Thank you for your patience with these changes! Please remember that all international shipments can take 4-6 weeks to arrive at their destination.



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Arcana Light Full Tarot Decks are IN!

Posted by Chris Ovdiyenko on

We're so excited to release the first light edition of the Arcana Full Tarot Playing Cards! Adria and I completely reworked the source art and it was worth it! These are the crispest, best looking cards yet! We also changed the foil on the cover to be a beautiful silver, the foil changes from dark to light as you turn it in your hand. Beautiful! It's always a nerve wracking moment to open up boxes that have been months in the process of making, but today we opened them up and we were just floored! Check them out!!

Here's a link to them:


Chris and Adria

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Hobo Coins III and a new project

Posted by Chris Ovdiyenko on

Hey folks, it's been a busy summer! We're in the middle of production for Hobo Coins III and looking forward to getting coins in soon. Once that happens we'll be in full tilt shipping mode. Really looking forward to getting that project out to all the backers, but in the meantime I've been busy with my next project. Tentatively calling it "The Guild" and it'll be a tarot and playing card project based loosely on design from the early 1900s—one of my favorite design eras. 

This one began as a thought experiment of what a deck of tarot cards might look like if it was designed by an artisan from the arts and crafts era. As I got into it, I realized that one of my favorite artists from that era could be great source of inspiration—and he wasn't even an artist per se. Louis Sullivan was an incredible architect that the world has somewhat forgotten. I used aspects of his beautiful ornamentation as inspiration and homage on this card back design:

Louis Sullivan card back for The GuildI'll be using that general motif for the tuck case and also integrating the design into the card faces, though here's a sample of the cards - still a work in progress:

Art style for the Guild

There's a lot to do for this project, but I'm targeting a Jan. 1st 2020 date to launch on Kickstarter. Let me know what you think of the project and just a heads up that Dead On Paper will be off Facebook soon (privacy, etc.) so if you want to keep up with all our doings, be sure to join our mailing list.


Chris and Adria

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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:


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!


Chris and Adria

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