EPHEMERID playing cards - the Collectors editions

Created by Mr Cup

Following the success of the first 2 editions of the Ephemerid deck, here come super limited collector versions!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

The decks, the sleeves, the stamps and the boxes !
11 months ago – Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 05:12:25 AM

Hello, patient supports!

I am so impatient to have all this in my hands and send everything. For now on, here are the news :

  • the decks are almost all ready. The hot foil seals make the process longer, as they need to be put one by one... Noir arts team hates me right now! But I am sure you will agree it worth it.
  • The sleeves are all printed and I have them with me, I visit Studio Pression and bring them back to my studio. They also are waiting for the decks.
  • Thibaut Malet starts making the wood deluxe boxes and it is fascinating to see that coming.
  • I finalize and get the "tax stamps" this week and I am so happy with them. They will give the final touch to everything.

I guess the decks will be finished and sealed in August, then they need to travel to me, and I need to prepare everything. So early September seems to be a good estimate to send everything. Fingers crossed.

My only concern now is to get the dices in time. I will explain when I have more info. But if I will send them separately if I do not have them soon.

Now here comes some photo of the making of. Hope you enjoy this as much as I do and make you wait a little more.

Thanks again for your support and patience. 



First photos from the decks, the coins arrived!
12 months ago – Wed, Jul 01, 2020 at 01:50:49 AM

I hope you are fine and safe in these crazy times. I hope you will appreciate this news. Noir Arts just send me a first picture of the Copper edition of the decks before they are sealed. I am so pleased to see the hot foil seal work too! Here are more

I still did not know when I will have them all, because this is just the visible part of the iceberg! Also, Noir arts told me the situation is still complicated in Ukrain with COVID... Just hope it won't be too long.

The coins are here !!!

I just get them delivered to my grandmother's house! Yes, because it is 450 kg of packages and she has a large place to put them! My design studio is on the second floor and even if I need to lose some weight after the quarantine, I was not ready for that! Here come some photos...

Thank you all for your patience and support!

Fabien www.mr-cup.com

Step by step
about 1 year ago – Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 07:31:16 PM

I hope you are fine and safe.

4 of the 5 boxes with the tuck cases are now in Noir arts hands! They start production, but can not tell the exact time it will take, as one box is missing. It is as frustrating for you as for me. Keep fingers crossed.

The sleeves are printed

As you can see from the above picture, we finally expend the "precious metal" concept... Instead of doing them all in copper, we did it in 3 hot foils: double sleeves are copper, triple sleeves are silver, and quadruple sleeves are gold! I hope you like this.

The coins are finished!

So cool to see these coming to life. They are now traveling to me, hope it won't be too long... Here is a preview photo send my the workshop

That's all for now. Thanks for making this happen.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones and thanks again and again for your support.

Fabien www.mr-cup.com

Slowely but surely
about 1 year ago – Fri, May 29, 2020 at 09:53:36 PM

I hope you are fine and safe. 

I always want to have images to come with updates, they tell you more than simple words... But this can not be explained with images. The tucks cases are still traveling to Ukraine. This time I send them in 5 packages, as last time we lost weeks when they well sent all together and stuck in customs. I firstly sent 2  boxes, then 3. The good news is that 2 first boxes are now at Noir arts, in Ukraine. I hope the 3 others will arrive next week. Then they can finalize everything and send the decks to me. 

As a lot of you are collectors, here comes the final quantities of the Precious metal edition and the collector's edition. I hope this answers all your questions.

The sleeves

Studio Pression will start printing the sleeves next week too now they can work fully and... order paper! Also, we decide to do them in hot foil instead of just letterpress printing. So they will be in copper hot foil on black. The 4 shades of grey edition will come with a grey paper / white hot foil sleeve!

The coins

The production is well engaged in these and I just get photos. The coins have been cast, and now they are going to move to the next stage of the production, adding varnish, coating, and color.

The coins will come in a small black tote bag with white silkscreen printing. 

The box

We also went to the next step with Thibault Malet on the special box set. It will finally be made of wood, painting in black outside and leave it in wood inside. We try to see how to print on them... 

That's all for now. I really hope you like this update and improvement, I am so happy with these. Thanks for making this happen. 

Take care of yourself and your loved ones and thanks again and again for your support.

Fabien www.mr-cup.com

Production updates in this strange times...
about 1 year ago – Mon, May 04, 2020 at 11:07:08 PM

Hope you are fine and safe.

The coins

First, the good news. I moved on with coins production and found a maker in Greece! We are working on prototypes and I needed to adapt the design as there were too detailed. Here comes some of their past production and how I needed to change my design.

Lockdown is supposed to end, in France, in a week - on May 11th. After being hard to stay inside, it is now hard to go outside! I send around 15 orders (from my shop) on April 22th, and since then the tracking device is « on hold » position - Frustrating. Hope it will change soon. Everything is still unsure and it is hard to plans...

I will try to resend the tucks cases (printed in France by Studio Pression), to manufacture in Ukraine (who print the cards and will finish them) in the coming days. I took the risk to send them at the start of lockdown but they came back after some weeks. So now I will send them in 2 times and hope there will be no more customs problems.

The special sleeves

The printing of the sleeves is on hold too. Studio Pression should start the printing soon, hoping to be delivered of the paper needed. There will be double, triple and quadruple sleeves. So, as some of you asked details, here is the plan :

2 decks: double sleeve

3 decks: triple sleeve

4 decks: quadruple sleeve

5 decks: 1 double + 1 triple

6 decks: it will depend on the decks : 3 doubles / 2 triple / 1 double + 1 quadruple

You see the idea...

Deluxe box set

It is sadly on hold too. I want to make it in wood, and Thibault Malet who made the first edition box set can not get wood! Everything is complicated, but it is just a question of time.

Thanks for your support!