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A Bicycle Collectible Deck for a New Generation
The post 9/11 Frontline Generation abounds with Frontline Leaders stepping up here at home. As a spin-off from 2003's Most Wanted Iraqi playing cards deck, let's flip the script and bring awareness to successful and impactful members of the military community, and highlight 52 post 9/11 businesses and charities. Each card represents a deeper narrative about the post 9/11 military community—stories about grit, determination, passion, compassion, innovation, and leadership.
Every branch of service is represented in this deck, along with family members, and Gold Star Families. Enlisted to officers, men and women from all walks of life, rising to opportunities and challenges, the front lines of our time. The cards are embedded with stories, connections to deployments and the home front, and, moreover, offer moments of pain, inspiration, and then purpose.
Back of the Card Design
Original and exclusive artistry inspired by U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Richard Casper, Founder of CreatiVets.
Intertwined Ropes: Representing the two main conflicts, Iraq & Afghanistan
Helmets: Richard’s signature trademark, repeating pattern emulates the curve line known in military map symbology as a FLOT (Forward Line of Troops)
Star: 5 points for the five service branches, also triggering sentiment for the American flag and military traditions of blue and gold star families
Lines: Each horizontal represents a year in the ongoing Global War on Terror
Hourglass or Fields of Fire: Filled, timeless, different directions
Color: One color stands for less than 1% that have worn a uniform since 9/11
Center Circle with Propeller: Design inspiration from Bicycle's WWII Spotter Deck