The first deck in Uusi's six deck series, Blue Blood features hand-drawn illustrations by artists, Linnea Gits & Peter Dunham, for all the court cards and original layouts for the pip, (number) cards. An artful take on the classic poker deck. Entirely original. Purely enjoyable. 52 cards. 2 Jokers. 1 unforgettable deck!
limited edition of 2500
air cushion & magic finish on bicycle grade stock - 52 playing cards / 2 jokers / 1 double back card
Blood Amber, one of the decks in "The One" playing cards series specially designed for cardists and magicians. The deck's design is centered on the experience of striving as a human being.
Every human will have lost their freedom of being - or freedom of expression - the moment they set foot into society. To fit in and to be accepted, one must mask him - or her true self lest he or she faces social rejection. Consequently, this societal pressure has forced everyone to assume the role of a Joker, each equipped with masks of their own to "entertain."
Growing up, we were taught to abandon our dreams because they aren't realistic. We'd grow to become "the working dead" that no longer pursue dreams nor desire. In traditional playing cards design, red is typically applied to hearts and diamonds; however, in Blood Amber, we've turned things another way round to deliver an essential message to everyone. To "think and act beyond the convention" if it is what it takes to progress. Conventional mindset must be changed, lest one stays in uncertainty and inaction forever.
The custom courts cards' design is an amalgamation of many thin lines, which are arranged closely together with multiple layers to form the shape of the courts cards. Just like in our lives, if we want to work towards a goal, we have to start small and work step by step to change ourselves. And one day, all the small changes would accumulate to form a complete image of our ideal selves.
Ace of Spades:
The Ace is the highest-ranking card. Similarly, the Amber gemstone is a symbol of success or highest achievement in Blood Amber. We must be willing to shed our masks and work hard to grow beyond what society expects of us to reach our true potential-the gem that is hidden inside every one of us.
Now, are you prepared to find your true potential through Blood Amber?
Features of Blood Amber:
- Printed by USPCC on thin crushed stock. It's flexible, thinner, and more durable-perfect for daily use by magicians and cardists alike.
- Unique custom designed Court Cards and Jokers.
- Back design with eye-catching vibrant color. Catches attention even from afar when you are performing cardistry or magic tricks!
Blood Kings by Daniel Madison & Peter McKinnon are the last in the Kings series of playing cards.
Stacked in mnemonica straight out of the box, these cards ooze sophistication from their warm, blood-red backs.
The paper vault for these beautiful cards is a matte-finish tuck case, blood-soaked all the way through with a deep red ink and finished with gold-foil detailing.
Only the finest for Royalty...
The sides read 'Live Like Kings' - Die Like Kings', a nod to the previous best-selling versions and a final goodbye from this influential series.
The Angle Z Gaff is dead, but the double-backer lives on.
Instead, we've added a duplicate Queen of Hearts in each deck that sits proudly on top of your stack. Behind every great King, is a powerful Queen.
Blood Kings. Only in death can they live forever.