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VIVID KINGDOMS PLAYING CARDS (Kickstarter)

Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ten......ng-cards

A custom deck of `art playing cards' by artist and youtuber Ten Hundred

Cost: ~US$16 per deck
Current funding level: over $1.8 million in funding
Kickstarter ends: Monday October 4, 2021

For the first time ever, a playing card project has generated over one million dollars in funding on Kickstarter. Right now Vivid Kingdoms Playing Cards has over 20,000 backers, and almost $1.9 million in funding. And with over ten days still to go, $2 million in funding is looking very achievable.

It's a staggering accomplishment given that the previous all time highest level of funding for a playing card project on Kickstarter was $630,300 (see this Top 20 list). This project has practically tripled that already.

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The creator of Vivid Kingdoms is Peter Robinson, a modern graphic designer who goes by the artist moniker Ten Hundred. He's achieved great success with his youtube channel TenHundred, which has over half a million subscribers. His style of artwork is vibrant and appealing, and in his videos he documents his paintings, murals, and many fun art challenges and other projects. He already has a solid collection of art, apparel, and other merchandise for purchase over on his website.

This custom deck employs the signature style that has earned him a loyal following. But before launching the project he wisely consulted some big names in the playing card industry, and worked closely with ideas and suggestions made by fans. As he designed the deck, he produced a series of videos documenting the process, and engaging with his audience.

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The result is a custom deck that had the benefit of considerable input, and had significant support as soon as it launched. The artwork on the cards is vibrant and stylish, and makes an immediate impression. The suits tell the story of four different cultures, each with its own thematic elements.

I especially like the number cards, which have transformational features. What's more, the number cards of each suit combine to form a larger image, known as a polyptych. I'm a huge fan of decks that have this puzzle-like feature, because it helps them stand out from your typical 52 playing cards.

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The court cards are especially spectacular, with a stylish one-way design, and showcasing Ten Hundred's unique brand of artwork.

The tuck case will have embossing and a custom seal, and there's even a custom die-cut sleeve that slides over the box for added style. Printing will be by the United States Playing Card Company, in their usual air cushion finish and embossed card stock for good quality and handling.

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KICKSTARTER LINK

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ten......ng-cards

More information:
● Official website: Ten Hundred
● Social media: Youtube channel, Facebook, Instagram
● Vivid Kingdoms Kickstarter: Vivid Kingdoms Playing Cards
● Video series about the project: Custom playing cards
● Article about the project: The First Ever Million Dollar Playing Card Project
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The final figure this project achieved was $2,143,826 with 23,147 backers.

It's an absolutely staggering result, especially considering that the previous best for a playing card project on Kickstarter was around $630,000.
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