VIZAĜO Playing Cards have Arrived!
VIZAĜO - red and blue tuck boxes, card backs and the two jokers

VIZAĜO Playing Cards have Arrived!

The artwork for VIZAĜO was almost a year in the making, followed by two months (2 campaigns) on Kickstarter, and then, just under 5 months in pre-production and printing. The…

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VIZAĜO Pre-Printing Updates

It's been a busy few weeks since the campaign on Kickstarter ended. Collating numbers and getting everything prepared for printing is such an exciting phase of this journey and a…

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Prototype Decks – First Look at VIZAĜO
VIZAĜO Lumina Tuck box - prototype printed by MPC

Prototype Decks – First Look at VIZAĜO

I ordered a couple of 'prototype' decks of VIZAĜO to get a proper indication of how this deck will print.  At Make Playing Cards (where I ordered these preview decks)…

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Hopes Dreams & Kickstarter
VIZAĜO's queens frolicking around a whimsical teapot

Hopes Dreams & Kickstarter

One thing I discovered when launching my first campaign on Kickstarter, is that as a project creator, you become immersed in a 24/7 all consuming adventure! My semi-regular blog posts…

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VIZAĜO – Launching Today on Kickstarter

VIZAĜO playing cards are launching on Kickstarter today! Watch the project video and get ready to bring out the virtual champagne as this colourful deck goes live ...

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VIZAĜO Playing Cards – Launching soon on Kickstarter
VIZAĜO - playing cards by Abolina Art - launching soon on Kickstarter!

VIZAĜO Playing Cards – Launching soon on Kickstarter

VIZAĜO is now in the dressing room, excitedly waiting for the curtain call - to officially launch on Kickstarter hopefully next week! As soon as the project goes live, I…

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VIZAĜO – Tuck Box and Final touches
VIZAĜO - red deck: Lumina - Full design on tuck box

VIZAĜO – Tuck Box and Final touches

VIZAĜO is getting close campaign mode - All the artwork is complete, leaving only last-minute touch-ups, which means I have finally approached printers! Quotes should be in the pipeline within the not too…

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VIZAĜO – Playing Card Back Design
VIZAĜO - Fire red card back design

VIZAĜO – Playing Card Back Design

Introducing the card back design for upcoming playing cards VIZAĜO - in two colour versions. There's also an update to the Jokers, bringing this deck very close to complete.

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VIZAĜO – Number cards and Aces
The four Aces in Vizaĝo playing cards

VIZAĜO – Number cards and Aces

On the last day of 2016 is a long overdue update on where the Vizaĝo playing cards are at. Following early draft versions the Aces and number cards are now coming together, allowing this little deck to jump another step closer to reality.

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Revised Court cards & Ace of Hearts
Ace of Hearts - the lovers

Revised Court cards & Ace of Hearts

This post introduces the King of Spades, along with latest revisions to the 12 court cards. I also talk about name ideas for this still to be named deck of cards - and share Work in Progress on Aces and number cards.

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Introducing the Royal Spades
Queen of Spades in colour - with black spades in the artwork

Introducing the Royal Spades

My new deck of playing cards is growing with the fourth suit starting to take shape.  Time for the Jack and Queen of Spades to make their entrance ... The spades are defined by…

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Introducing the Royal Diamonds

The Diamond colour palette is accentuated by green - and after a week of painting, three Diamond courts are excited to step on to the scene. I will be showing comparisons between the…

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Designing a Playing Card Back

Colour sets the tone, look and feel of almost everything. If you change the colours around, the same design and artwork can take on a completely different look... This post is a short journey through designing with colour in mind. And a reminder: Today is the last day to vote in the deck design contest!

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Cover Designs, Websites & a Deck Design Contest

My mother writes books, over the years she has published several books and collected poems, she also writes regular reviews about the many different books she reads ... Wielding a pen…

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