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Subject: Lucent Playing Cards by Sean Whelan rss

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Sean Whelan
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Hey Everyone,
Just came by to get some feedback from the community. I am the creator/designer behind the Bicycle Galvanic Playing Cards which launched on Kickstarter a few months back.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1293645903/galvanic-play...

Well, I'm looking to do that whole experience again by launching my second Kickstarter deck.

I wanted to take a break from the sci-fi theme and focus on beauty and elegance. Not too mention there isn't a whole lot of purple decks out right now on the market. I'm looking to launch Dec. 15th on Kickstarter.

Lucent Playing Cards offer a completely custom deck unlike the Galvanic. This means custom: Pips, court cards, numbers, fonts, tuck case, ace of spades etc etc.

I would love to hear some of your thoughts in regards to the design. I'm open minded and willing to adjust anything to keep the crowd happy. As I learned from from someone in this field, you need to change it for them regardless if you like the outcome.

Please visit the Facebook page to check out the designs uploaded so far. I am unable to upload them on here due to size restrictions. Also, please like the page for future sneak peaks, daily updates and contest!

http://www.facebook.com/LucentPlayingCards

Thank you so much and I'm looking forward to doing this all over again!
Sean Whelan
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Sean Whelan
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Mock up design has now been uploaded to the facebook page : D
Court cards will be revealed within the next week

http://www.facebook.com/LucentPlayingCards
 
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Marianne Waage
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Hi Sean,

I like your switching of red to purple, the purple and gold go very well in some of the preview shots. I feel like the art style of the Royal cards don't match up well with the style of your pips, which have more drop shadows and softer edges. I'm not entirely sure how you'd get that with the royal cards, but perhaps it'd be easier to harden the edges of the pips instead.

Also, I feel like the pips have a finer grain of detail than the royal cards. The royal cards feel like just a copy-paste of standard cards, with a palette swap to purple. Redrawing them even as a similar design but providing a bit more attention to creating finer lines and pattern like you have in the center of the diamond would make them more consistent as a whole.

Hope this makes sense. Good luck with your second deck!
 
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