In-Yō (陰陽), or Yin-Yang, describes how opposing forces are really complementary and interdependent.
This deck's fanciful swirling lines and contrasting pallette are inspired by these interconnected cosmic forces: opposites, forever in balance, each leading into the other.
The concept for this deck came to me after a year abroad in Beijing and Tokyo.
Welcome to the end of the world.
The Dystopian Deck started as a question: what would magic, cardistry and playing cards look like at the end of the world? Then I realised: perhaps Dystopia is not the future. Perhaps it is now.
As well as the images of oppression, I also wanted to capture the raw sense of rebellion and uprising through the smog of this bleak society the deck comes from.
This is a deck from a world, where freedom is frowned upon, the people are being silenced and stripped of the necessity for free speech, free lives and happiness. The court cards are the leaders of the deck, and in this post-pandemic scenario, the leaders are either blinded or unable to speak out.
The red cards are a deeper, blood-soaked red and Ace of Spades has been marked by rioting and uproar. The border of the cards is quite literally a border - of barbed wire. And to cap it all off, the watch tower stands eerily as a silhouette in a cruel sky.
I hope you find the Dystopian Deck compelling, and wish to join us in Camp 52. Back the deck today and own your own piece of the future...
To celebrate the warm and sunny summer, we are launching a very limited deck of Butterfly Playing Cards.
Of the 1000 Summer Edition decks printed, 900 will be available to those lucky enough to be here on the first day of summer: June 21, 2021.
The Butterfly Playing Cards Summer Edition is suitable for players, cardists, magicians, and playing card collectors. The deck echoes the beautiful color palette of summer and includes custom court cards, aces, and jokers as well as a blank face card and a double backer. These cards are not marked in any way.
The Butterfly Playing Cards Summer Edition was produced by Ondrej Psenicka, designed in Sweden by Stefan Eriksson, colored in the Czech Republic by Tereza Kovandová, and printed by Cartamundi on Slimline stock with a B9 linen finish.