As a magician I am always looking for unique playing cards. I have been studying the art of magic since the age of 6. A few months back I was inspired for a deck of cards unlike any others. With your help and the Kickstarter community, this dream of the M?li?s playing cards can come to fruition.
In 1902 a French director named George M?li?s came out with a revolutionary film titled "A Trip to the Moon". The film was about a futuristic voyage to the moon, where there they have the first encounter with aliens on the big screen. Watch the original movie below:
This deck was designed with numerous different pieces of inspiration from the movie.
The back design highlights the "rocket in the moon's eye" imagery considered one of the most iconic parts of the film as the cards focus. The rest of the deck shows other imagery like the aliens and the stars in the background of most scenes.
Other iconic images from the movie were taken, re-drawn by hand, and then modernized in illustrator.
I Designed the deck with help from my grade school friend, Logan Max. He did an incredible job taking my vision and expanding it then turning it into something even beyond my imagination.
We spent the majority of our summer break going into freshmen year of college working on various concepts. Below you will see the initial inspiration, to the first hand-drawn rendering, and then the premature computer sketches to the final design.