The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby nur1988 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:54 am  

davegk wrote:Just so you know, we'll be using Keen Hong for international fulfillment so the international shipping prices will actually be much more reasonable than past projects.

I would love to launch all 8 decks as a set but we haven't even created all the art yet and I can't budget for that until after Mercury is completed. All the decks will definitely get made...it's just a matter of timing.


Are you not able to do 4 projects with 2 decks each project?
Or 2 projects with 4 decks each project?

So many projects in the past have been successful with 2 deck and 4 deck projects, including your own.
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby davegk » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:57 pm  

Hey all,

Just a quick update to say the time has finally come! The Kickstarter campaign will launch in less than 72 hours. Specifically, we launch on Sunday, September 10th at 3pm PST.

Please check out the campaign draft here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/goldklangdesign/2118485605?ref=337353&token=1a1e3819

Thanks!
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby Räpylätassu » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:23 pm  

Looks great! Well designed page. And a great price of just 10 USD per deck!
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby davegk » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:59 pm  

Räpylätassu wrote:Looks great! Well designed page. And a great price of just 10 USD per deck!


Thanks! I should point out that the reward prices do not include shipping costs, but the total price will be comparable to other decks of this caliber. I wish I could offer products at a lower price point but it really is very expensive to produce high quality decks with custom art and have proper fulfillment operations in place.
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:17 am  

The shipping is actually very reasonable (compared to other projects)
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby portcullis » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:02 am  

montecarlojoe wrote:The shipping is actually very reasonable (compared to other projects)


Initially I would have disagreed with you, but I think that's down to a pretty ordinary exchange rate here to US$. $5 per deck - if you buy the whole set, is actually not too bad.
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby davegk » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:07 pm  

Hey folks,

As you probably know, the Kickstarter ended a couple weeks ago and was successfully overfunded. Here's the link, in case you missed it:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/go ... ury-1-of-8..

Also, here's the other forum thread that references the Mercury deck:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10474..

Now for something new and exciting...
Srdjan has started working on concept for Venus and I just received his initial concept art (image below).

Notes from him:
I read that "Venus and Earth are often called twins because they are similar in size, mass, density, composition and gravity.", so I imagined creatures from Venus to be the most similar to humans, because they develop in similar conditions.

But, they have to be different somehow. I din't want to make them with one eye, big nose, or something like that, because then they would appear ugly and Venus is the goddess of "love, sex, beauty, and fertility." So, they would have to be beautiful. So I thought maybe they could have long ears and long hair, like fairies are often presented.

Kings don't have to be so tough, they are more lovers then fighters. My idea for Jacks is to draw a woman instead of man ( and that can be something special for this deck ), because "women are from Venus", as the saying goes.

I tried to keep illustration in the same style like in Mercury deck, but with different kind of clothing.


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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby BfPC » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:55 pm  

looks great, i'm loving the concept of the Planets series, keep up the great job :)
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby Bradius » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:55 pm  

I like the concept and direction for Venus. If this is about beauty, then go for it within the original design constraints. The move away from armour and more frilly outfits makes sense. Perhaps a bit more jewelry as well.
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby davegk » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:50 pm  

Going to post an update on Kickstarter as well...

After some discussion, the plan is to make the Venus courts entirely female, as Venus is associated with femininity & beauty.

Here's a progress image from Srdjan:

venus-courts.jpg


Mercury deck printing by USPC is complete. Now waiting on tucks and assembly should happen 1st week of December:

mercury-8cards-1200px.jpg


We've revised the Planet color scheme based on input from a few people. The final colors will be:
Mercury: Copper
Venus: Magenta (feminine/beauty)
Earth: Green
Mars: Red
Jupiter: Purple (royal/regal/grand expansion)
Saturn: Gold (wealth/value)
Uranus: Silver (innovation/electricity/surprise)
Neptune: Blue (water/Triton/Neptune)

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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby BfPC » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:10 am  

I love the colors, specially Earth and Jupiter. Can't wait to see what the other species will look like
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby davegk » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:29 pm  

I've posted these in Kickstarter updates but wanted to share here as well...

Venus spade court images:
venus-spade-court.jpg


First look at Earth courts (basically a stylization of original Bicycle court artwork)...Earth will look the most familiar to you all:
earth-courts.jpg


And proofs of the holographic foiling that will be on the tucks:
mercury-SE.jpg

mercury-LE.jpg
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby portcullis » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:45 pm  

These are going to be worth the wait. That holo-foil looks amazing. Is it planned for all 16 decks?
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby davegk » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:38 pm  

Yup, holographic foil on all decks. The SE decks have 1 holographic colored foil + white foil. The LE decks have 2 holographic foils (silver + gold).

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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby Azazaaz » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:47 am  

:drool: Gorgeous!
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