The Bicycle® Calaveras is limited, hand numbered. The shipped calaveras deck limited number will be random.
Chris: I've always loved the artwork and pageantry of el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). There's a whimsy, and a seriousness to it that underscores the common bond we all share—and the art is just amazing. So I'm creating a deck of playing cards that's true in spirit and design to the roots of the Day of the Dead.
With that aim, I'm harkening back to the work of José Posada—a famous Mexican printmaker who brought this art form widespread attention. He worked at the time of the Mexican Revolution and his Calaveras really caught on—surviving to this day as iconic expressions of the holiday, the social views he held, and the times he lived through. These all-original cards and their illustrations are designed to celebrate Posada's work without being limited by it. I'm paying homage, but I'm bringing my own voice to them.
The United States Playing Card Company will be printing these cards and has agreed to let me use the Bicycle® logo from their original 1895 "Expert Back" deck. I believe this is the first time this logo will be used on a Kickstarter deck, and I'm so thrilled to be able to offer these cards to you.