Hello - and thank you for taking the time to look at my Kickstarter campaign! I'm hoping to fund this lovely deck to be printed in the USA by USPCC in a limited edition (to be finished September or October of 2019). This deck combines my two career tracts, Graphic Design and Animation, by featuring flip-book style animation on both sides. It is visually based on NYC and its art deco style; should this first "clockwork" become popular I would like to make this the beginning of a series based upon other international cities.
Do know that the animation on the backside is "event neutral," meaning that one cannot tell what is on the faces of the cards by studying and memorizing the individual backsides of the deck. You're safe from cheaters!
This will be printed standard CMYK process, no metallic inks will be used on this deck.
The animation on the faces of the deck includes a speedy clock, my logo (which includes a raven landing and taking-off), and in the crescent moving clockwork with letters passing under a magnifying glass - hmmm . . . what words do they spell? Included will be instructions on returning the deck to its original order to view the animation. To see all of the face cards and a demonstration of the animation, you can view the movie above.
This has been printed by USPCC in a limited edition of 2500, and was funded on Kickstarter. The face of this deck is animated, but not the back.
This deck is based upon the city of Paris, France, in a brilliant art nouveau style (with some inspiration by Czech artist Alphonse Mucha). The artist's goal is to give the beholder the experience of holding a clockwork jewel-box while viewing the flip-book animation. As a new feature of all future fig. 23 decks, there are two different jokers, which both feature a Gallic Rooster, the national symbol of France. The pips are traditional. The court cards are different for each suit and show drawings in red for the red suits and in black for the black suits. The Jacks show knights' helmets; the Queens show open crowns; and the Kings show closed crowns.
The face features the fig. 23 animated logo and a day/night rotating image with rotating sun and moon. The clockwork is large and shows a great sense of depth.
The backs are two-way and as pictured on the back of the tuck box. The deck is dedicated to Terry Menefee Gau.
Full Deck Scan: https://cardscans.piwigo.com/index?/category/155-clockwork_la_ville_lumiere