After successfully releasing the Burger Playing Cards deck, Flaminko is back with another juicy design, this time inspired by a favorite summer fruit. Watermelon Playing Cards recently debuted on Kickstarter, and is looking to raise about $7,900 for the production of the decks.
As with the Burger cards, this set will be printed by Cartamundi on 310 gsm black core stock with a B9 superluxe finish. The card backs are designed in a similar style to Burger, with an illustration of the melon rind printed in two shades of green. The pips are designed to look like parts of the fruit. The spades and clubs both imitate the rind, while diamonds and hearts show the fruit’s flesh and seeds. Each court card has a unique design, including crown-topped slices of fruit. Finally, the jokers depict honeydew and cantaloupe melons.
The artwork of the Burger deck secured many fans for Flaminko Playing Cards, and this new design looks like a treat that’s just as sweet. Check out the Kickstarter page for the complete details. The campaign is open until March 23.
This deck is beefy, in every possible meaning of the word. Take a look at these Burger Playing Cards and you’ll get why. For starters, all of the artwork is burger-themed, from the embossed sesame seeds on the tuck box to the unique designs for each of the court cards to the pickle joker card.
Magicorthodoxy has a nice video review of the deck, a Kickstarter project designed by Australia-based Flaminko Playing Cards. Most critically for your card-slinging needs, he notes that the cards are printed on very thick stock from Cartamundi. How thick? Ten cards measured 3.08 mm across. He opines that the study material means this deck would hold up well to lots of use and abuse, say from you cardistry pros out there.
If you’ve got an insatiable cow craving, then head on over to rareplayingcards.com to buy a Burger deck.