ABOUT THIS DECK
Introducing the latest LEGENDS deck, our #098 Persian Edition. Continuing our theme of exploring myths and legends around the planet, the #098 edition doesn't disappoint. Featuring Persian floral and animal motifs, as well as one of the most innovative tuck boxes ever, with actual thread stitched into the box to create our LEGENDS logo.
Working closely with artist Allison Lee and her inimitable carving technique, we were able to create a beautiful deck of cards created in a traditional style.
The tuck box features black thread stitched to form our logo as well as the motifs on the side of the tuck box. This is a first we have ever seen on a deck of playing cards, and to our knowledge has never been done before. This is also a service we can now offer to select print customers who desire to print 1,000 decks or more with Legends.
The hand-carved and printed designs for this deck were inspired by my fascination with Middle Eastern history, and incorporate motifs from the Persian Empire and remains from its ancient capital Persepolis, including the double-headed stone griffin, Ahura Mazda, the Zoroastrian God and creator of the universe, and Nowruz, the Persian New Year, represented by a lion devouring a bull to signify a changing of the seasons.
The designs were carved by hand into linoleum panels, and printed with a press using oil-based ink for a water-resistant finish. It combines my love of history and printmaking.
COMPANY:Legends Playing Card Company
PRINTER:Legends Playing Card Company
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