Madison, WI – Wisconsin based startup company, SprayNation Games LLC, is proud to announce the release of its first product: Playing Cards for Tiny Hands. The inaugural product highlights the company’s mission to fuse professional quality art with entertainment and is available now through Kickstarter.
Playing Cards for Tiny Hands is a deck of standard playing cards featuring 54 hand-drawn caricatures of political figures who were involved in the 2016 presidential election such as Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell. Company founder and artist, Eric Spray developed the concept while watching the 2016 presidential debates. In an effort to bring light-hearted humor to the politically charged arguments that were crowding social media, Spray began sketching humorous caricatures of key individuals involved in the political scene. The idea to turn them into playing cards was then born.
“I posted the sketch of Sean Spicer to Facebook and was surprised by the large response,” said Spray regarding the inspiration behind the caricatures. “Having friends and family members on both sides of the political spectrum, the replies were unanimously favorable of the sketch, and the comments were nearly void of negative political banter. That was easily the biggest surprise. In response to how well received the drawing was, I decided to continue trending the political drawing sessions on a somewhat regular basis. As the sketches piled up, so did the demands to take them further. Since this was proving to be a way to bring together friends and family from both sides of the political fence, much like a board game or card game can do for feuding families, the concept of melding the two was born.”
A graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design, Spray learned at a young age the time commitment and dedication required for an artistic endeavor like this. An estimated 130 hours were spent on the artwork for this product. The Kickstarter campaign will run until August 17, 2017 and offers over 10 levels of support. Financial support will go towards production and promotion of the cards, which will be offered in two sizes: Original Playing Cards for Tiny Hands (2.25” x 3.25” – $16 with shipping included within the U.S.) and The BIGLY deck (3.5” x 5” – $20 with shipping included within the U.S.) Estimated distribution will start in October 2017 (contingent on funding).