"AKAW!" Playing Cards

A unique and iconic deck of Playing Cards

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Completion Date: Wed 23 Nov 2016

The “AKAW!” deck 


Inspired by the classic designs and culture from the surfboarding and skateboarding community. The “AKAW!” Deck is an iconic deck of playing cards for magicians, cardists, playing card collectors and anyone everyone wants a cool deck of playing cards. I need to raise £10,000 to produce limited run of 2500 decks.


Who me?


Growing up I immersed myself in two things… Magic and Skateboarding. Admittedly I wasn’t particularly good at skating but I would spend the whole of my summer holidays skating during the day and practising magic by night like some kind of nerdy Batman.
My name is Myles Thornton; I am a magician and business student at the University of Chichester, West Sussex, England.




“AKAW!” The story begins…

 

At some point during the 1950’s, surfers in California had the bright idea to surf concrete; this was the birth of skateboarding. Skateboarding continued to evolve with manufacturers producing skateboards, and skaters like The Z-boys (The Zephyr skate team), dragging the sport into the limelight. The classic bold and simple designs on surfboards and skateboards from this time period are what inspired me to create the “AKAW!” deck.
 
“AKAW!” is old school surfer slang; surfers would shout “AKAW!” when they spotted a huge, perfect wave. I want the “AKAW!” deck to be perfect, so perfect in fact that, every time you take the cards out of their box, you can’t help but scream “AKAW!” … Okay, maybe not scream “AKAW!” but at least think it.  
 
When you donate £x, you are not only securing yourself a deck of playing cards but a piece of history, culture and art. So give me your monies, YO!
 
 

 The best things in life are free, apart from “AKAW!” playing cards


The money from your pledges will be used to turn the “AKAW!” deck from a pipe dream into reality.


Pledge £9 or more : Receive 1 deck of “AKAW!” playing cards + 1 “AKAW!” sticker// UK shipping included// International Shipping add £5 at checkout (value: £9) 



Pledge £17 or more : Receive 2 decks of “AKAW!” playing cards + 1 “AKAW!” sticker // UK shipping included// International Shipping add £5 at checkout (value: £18)



Pledge £24 or more: Receive 3 decks of “AKAW!” playing cards + 1 “AKAW!” sticker// UK shipping included// International Shipping add £5 at checkout (value: £27)




Pledge £42 or more : Receive 6 decks of “AKAW!” playing cards + 1 “AKAW!” sticker // UK shipping included// International Shipping add £5 at checkout (value: £54)



Pledge £52 or more : Receive 8 decks of “AKAW!” playing cards + 1 “AKAW!” sticker // UK shipping included// International Shipping add £5 at check out (value: £72)



Pledge £66 or more : Receive 12 decks of “AKAW!” playing cards + 1 “AKAW!” sticker // UK shipping included// International Shipping add £5 at check out (value: £108) 
 


Rewards 


No matter how much you pledge, from the minimum pledge amount to the maximum pledge amount, you will receive at least one deck of “AKAW!” playing cards. This design will never be reproduced, i.e. there will only be 2500 in the world, so think like a collector when you pledge.



Introduction the “AKAW!” deck

The “AKAW!” deck (above) its bold and simple. However, look closely and see the intricate detail in the background of the design.  A wood pattern that pays homage to the classic surfboards and skateboards of the 50’s and 60’s that inspired the design.
The faces of “AKAW!” playing cards are the standard United States Playing Card Company design. So the deck is perfect for magicians, cardists, poker enthusiasts and everyone who wants a cool deck of cards. However, the jokers will be customised to reflect the deck design.
Being a magician I have kept one trick up my sleeve. The tuck box for the playing cards will be released at a later date, to keep you on the edge of your seats, begging for more details… evil I know.
 
 

Find us here!


You can find us in the phone book under the name Mr AKAW… that’s a lie but we do have: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Follow us on all platforms to keep updated at AKAW!PlayingCards. 
Alternatively, we will keep you updated on this page with regular updates on the project milestones.  


“Please sir, I want some more…”


As a student I know what it’s like to be tight on money, surviving on microwave noodles like a rather less impressive Bear Grylls. If you can’t make a pledge for “AKAW!” playing cards at the moment, please take the time to support it through spreading the word to your friends and family.

Frequent Asked Questions?


What is the meaning of life?

Where do babies come from?

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it still make a sound?

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

There is one simple answer to all these questions… and its hidden within the design of the “AKAW!” deck. Seriously though, if you have any question don't hesitate to contact us through our social media or email!

Contact us!

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat at AKAW!PlayingCards.  

AKAW@yahoo.com




 


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Pledge £52 or more : Receive 8 decks of “AKAW!” playing cards + 1 “AKAW!” sticker// UK Shipping included// International shipping add £5 at checkout (value: £72)

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Estimated delivery: 1 December 2016

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Pledge £66 or more : Receive 12 decks of “AKAW!” playing cards + 1 “AKAW!” sticker// UK Shipping included// International shipping add £5 at checkout (Value: £108)

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Estimated delivery: 1 December 2016