Alterna Playing Cards is a deck of cards like you have never seen before. Fusing beautiful custom illustrations with bizarre anatomy has never been so fun! Elevate your cribbage night and get your friends and family talking with these fantastic cards. From culture to carotid arteries, this deck of tiny art is sure to be a conversation starter and a great fit for any collection.
Printed by Cartamundi
B9 True Linen Finish on Slimline stock
Tuck box printed with cold foil accents and embossing by Fresh Impression
Fully-custom design with hand-drawn illustrations. This deck will be the true art deck of this project. The illustrations feature incredible full-length characters, adding to the bizarre and incredible aesthetic.
Cold Foil backs & faces
56 Cards (52 Cards, 2 Jokers, Double-Backer, Ad Card)
Limited to 800 decks
Hand-numbered in order of backer number for first Alterna deck pledged. Additional Alterna decks (like with two of each or in the split half-brick or split brick) will be randomly assigned.
Blueblood Redux is an entirely custom, limited edition playing card deck based on our most popular and sold-out deck, Blue Blood – the first deck we created in our eventual six deck series. All imagery in the deck is taken from entirely original, hand-drawn artwork by Linnea Gits and Peter Dunham. The tuck box for this deck is printed on heavy, archival stock and has detailed embossing that emphasizes the intricate artwork on the box. Extremely limited in it's edition, Blueblood Redux is blue through and through and will never be reprinted again. One last chance to capture these indigo monarchs for yourself!
Hi, my name is Edisun Sun. I am a person who is constantly inspired by traditional elements, especially those of the Japanese tradition. No matter if it’s the beautiful vistas, the food or just the Japanese culture in general, I have always been fascinated by the way how fully it has been preserved in the tradition. There are many symbols that one could mention when talking about Japanese culture. Cherry blossoms, kimonos, tea ceremony, they all have a very deep meaning behind them. However, the one that must be the luckiest and happiest must be the Maneki Neko (the Japanese Lucky Cat). Maneki Neko is a traditional cat-shaped decoration, which has been highly esteemed especially in the Edo period more than 400 years ago. This is my first deck of cards and therefore I chose this lucky charm as the theme in the hope of portraying our never-ending pursuit of happiness. Bicycle Maneki Neko has two versions, Blue and Red. The overall style is subtle and beautiful but also manages to show the cat’s cute and mischievous nature. Red Edition The red and blue versions are designed to be quite similar, with differences in small details. - The red color is also derived from the Ukiyo-e style and appears bright and vivid. - The design looks as if it’s spreading around from one central point, adding a sense of dynamics to the illustration. - Instead of Mount Fuji, the red version has a torii gate, symbolizing the channel for gods through which they can pass on blessings to the people. Each of the version is sealed with a sticker, which is also decorated with a lucky cat. The blue version uses a silver sticker, while the red a gold one. The overall style is consistent with the Ukiyo-e style and appears light and easy on the eye.