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UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:58 am  



The artists for the UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks is Edgy Brothers, Dave & Chris, and the deck name is "Avant-garde", an Art Deco deck following our very successful Art Nouveau (& Bourgogne) decks by Karin Yan of Bonafide Playing Cards.

Here are some renderings, as well as the announcement of the Kickstarter campaign launch date, which will be 8-October at 5PM EDT / NYC time.

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The first deck is the blue back deck, and the sketch goal is the (UC lime) green back deck, shown here as it would appear foiled, as in the Ultra Limited Edition deck yet to be specifically named, but similar to the Gran Reserva deck last year.

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The plan is to use their standard courts for the blue back deck and the Royal House courts in the green back deck. Everything is still subject to change depending on the feedback here, so let's get started.

I put a little "you're right chach" note on the SWTWC #2017 & #2018 thread, because he's also correct that Rick Davidson of New Zealand will be doing the UC2018 Sixth Annual Decks.

Anything specific has yet to be worked out, he's very busy with his follow up "History" of the UC 2014 Deck of the Year "Origins".
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby RichK » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:22 pm  

I like it. We'll get our Edgy Brothers cancelled/failed SELECT finally.

Green Royal House courts will look great too.
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby ecNate » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:55 pm  

Thanks for sharing Mike. As one of those screaming loudest for a proper art deco deck, I must say this misses the mark for me. There is way too much circles and arcs going on for a classic art deco style, it's closer to art nouveau with some art deco elements. Yeah, I get they share a lot of style elements, but there are few straight lines or waterfall styles here that evokes that classic art deco feeling. The font also while it fits the bill, starts with an A that is too stylized and closer to art nouveau which sets the wrong tone right off the bat. Plus, outside of the tuck, card back and ace the style is lacking across the entire deck. This is largely due to the use of semi-standard courts that for me are a huge disappointment and the custom courts on the special edition are a step in the right direction, the biggest issue will probably be cost. Perhaps when more is shared I'll change my mind.

Overall it's a solid deck one doesn't mind semi-standard courts or paying a (likely premium) for the special edition, the main issue is the theme isn't right for me.

Good luck anyhow, I'm sure it will do well.
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:12 pm  

Thanks, Nate! As always, a deck is previewed and the artists listen to feedback. The use of the EdgyBros standard courts for the blue version is a direct follow-up to their Select deck, and my request that we use the Royal House courts on the second (UC lime) green back deck is again - like we did last year - avoiding the cookie cutter process of recolor decks done by too many people these days.

Dave will be listening, pretty much the point for having the discussion here for nearly three weeks before launch on Kickstarter, and I am sure some adjustments will be made.
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby chach » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:22 pm  

Personally I love the look and looking forward to seeing it develop. What I'd really love to see for the UC version is foiled / Metaluxe backs. That'd be the bee's knees, the cat's meow and the dog's bollocks all rolled into one.

Also looking forward to Rick's work for 2018.
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:32 pm  

chach wrote:Personally I love the look and looking forward to seeing it develop. What I'd really love to see for the UC version is foiled / Metaluxe backs. That'd be the bee's knees, the cat's meow and the dog's bollocks all rolled into one.

It's likely a stretch goal for foiled and/or spot IV on the backs. Almost certain that those will be used on yucky, so let's see how it rides.

I'd love to see it, really! We're thinking foiled backs for the Ultra Limited Edition decks, but haven't really been given a thumbs up to doing a partial run with foiled backs, so maybe it will work out either way?

It's done as a separate pass - hot stamped foils, so seems reasonable to me that it would be a doable thing.
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby RickDavidson » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:29 am  

Really liking the look of that tuck and the royal house courts. And very happy to be on the team myself :) Guessing thats a gold foil on the blue. Foiled backs seem to be the in thing at the moment - out of interest, what's the general feeling on their handling?
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby vasta41 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:18 am  

First, I would like to say what a genius I am for mentioning this first: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7464&p=101493&hilit=select#p101493 :ugking:
Secondly I'd like to point out I was lied to!
Mike Ratledge wrote:Well, I agree that should have funded, but I am already in discussions with one of our artists about UC2017, and due to a similar circumstance(s), I don't want to vary the course.


All kidding aside I'm super psyched for these and I hope there's some kind of perk this time for being a UC member.
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby PrincessTrouble » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:51 am  

Which printer are we using?
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby Räpylätassu » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:27 am  

I like the front of the tuck! I am not too crazy about the backs, I think it is not enough Art Deco like.

The courts are good but I would like more to have completly new courts.
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby Thirdway Industries » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:28 pm  

Great choice :-)

I thought this deck was very good from the first time I saw it, I'm happy it will have another chance to get funded.

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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby daveEdgerly » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:29 am  

Hello all,
In an effort to make the standard courts more special, I've done some shading and coloring without changing the original designs.
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We plan on printing with EPCC
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby vasta41 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:34 am  

I personally like it A LOT. As long as the green version has custom courts then we get the best of both worlds!
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby Räpylätassu » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:07 am  

Great job on the courts! Really like the new changes!
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby PrincessTrouble » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:43 pm  

I want those courts (even though they are "standard") on the green foiled deck. Love them! And yay on EPCC.
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby shermjack » Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:01 pm  

The revised standard courts look awesome! :ugdance: Keep up the great work!
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby Cbkimble » Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:02 pm  

Great work. Homerun.
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby RichK » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:29 am  

Shading = winner!
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby tmcardsdotcom » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:05 am  

Very unique custom playing cards i have ever seen with nice design and look.
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Re: UC2017 Fifth Annual Decks "Avant-garde" by Edgy Brothers

Unread postby vasta41 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:25 am  

So, I ask this every year it seems but what (if any) perk(s) are going to be set in place for UC members?
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