54 images of the art of ballet including great dancers from Taglioni to Nureyev and Fonteyn and beyond, Bakst costume designs and enchanting paintings of ballerinas by Degas. A pack for all who love the grace and athleticism of this peerless of classical dance forms.52 cards + 2 Jokers. Printed by Piatnik.
Funded as a Kickstarter project on January 16, 2015 with $7,933 pledged from 211 backers, this was a project from Market of Heroes that featured light and dark heroes (aka villians) on respective decks. The cards are printed on Designer Cardboard 270 g/m2 Gallery Art using offset printing full color with protective offset matte varnish in Germany.
The distinguishing feature of the English standard playing card is that the Jacks are lansquenets – mighty warriors or foot soldiers. With such a rich and illustrious subject matter, nothing needed to be added that wasn’t already there. All that was needed was to give each of the characters dimension and expression. Nothing was done to disturb the basic foundation of the deck. Rather, conscious decisions were made to preserve and extend the tradition. Each and every card in the WhiteKnuckle Deck is a unique hand rendering in keeping with the style. Where ambiguity gave way to artistic license, reference was made to its ancestor, the French Rouen design.
This project includes the end of the Draconian series that I started a few years ago - the Draconian WIGHT Deck. After watching the latest season of Game of Thrones, and seeing the amazing storyline play out, I was immediately inspired to do a white / ice version of my Draconian design. Upon receiving the prototype Cards and Physical Proof Tuck Box, I was thrilled by that choice!!
The Draconian WIGHT Tuck Box will be printed on a premium Matte stock + PANTONE Black + PANTONE Grey + UV Spot Ink + Blue FOIL. The clear UV Spot Ink on the white dragon scales is extremely cool in person! The UV Spot Ink also covers all of the Black elements on the Tuck, and it really helps the Black pop. And as you would expect, the Blue FOIL is a true attention getter. I've designed over 50 different Tuck Boxes in the last 6 years, and the Draconian WIGHT Tuck Box is one of the coolest I've ever created, or seen!!
The Back Card for the WIGHT Deck features a borderless optical illusion design formed from Dragon Scales. The Face Cards feature random fire / crackle fissures of Blue over a subtle light grey background. The fissures are also incorporated into the designs of the PIPs, Courts, Ace heros and Jokers. The Classic Courts are flanked with the Dragon scales spiral-shaped designs. Everything comes together to create a cool look that is also very playable!
The Draconian WIGHT Deck will be printed by Legends Playing Card Co., with their TAIWAN PRINTER (and with their Classic Finish). The Classic Finish is a softer and slicker paper. It's more comparable to a vintage Bicycle Deck. This will be my fourth time printing with Legends Playing Cards.
Conjuring Arts information: Conjuring Arts proudly introduces our new exclusive Professional Bicycle® Playing Cards to the magic community. These new Professional Bicycles® may look familiar, but they have been custom designed for discerning card handlers. They feature an unprecedented level of quality along with a handful of clever surprises. These cards are printed on the highest quality casino stock with USPCC’s finest coating. This makes for a deck that not only feels as good as cards from 10 years ago, but even better. These cards will make many common sleights easier, and certain sleights and flourishes wouldn’t be possible with any other deck. These decks are arranged similarly to the Spanish, or Fournier, order. It is a natural Stay-Stack or mirror stack and will allow those of you who use Mnemonica to get into stack more quickly than with regular Bicycles. As with our other cards, users can decide whether they prefer the feel of an Air Cushion or Ivory finish. Clever magicians will create “sorts” by mixing the two finishes together in one deck. A very powerful secret weapon from nearly a hundred years ago that has not been available for decades!
There are a total of 12 different editions of this deck. The difference is the prediction readable in the bar code.
2020 design update from original artist Jackson Robinson, the Haunted 8's emerge from a dark cold place with shimmering foil features around the tuck case and back design. Each creepy-crawly card is sure to help you reign in the Fall season on this dreadful Halloween.
Each deck will have gold gilded edges. It gives each deck a luxury and shinny look. This is an example of the Gold Gilded Edges that will come with this deck. My previous deck, Foil Collectors Edition Playing Cards, had gold gilded edges and it came out very clean and shinny.
Printed by MPC
German superior smooth finish/stock
Gold Gilded Edges
52 Cards + 1 Producer Card + 1 Custom Numbered Kickstarter Backer Card. 1 Extra Cards
Custom Suits w/ Remastered Standard Court Cards
LIMITED RUN (250 DECKS ONLY)
you save more on each deck the higher reward you pledge
Gold Foil Stamping
From the kickstarter:
BEYOND, the space exploration inspired deck. Printed by Cartamundi.
With inspiration leaping from the build up to the first Luna landing's 50th anniversary, this project started out in 2018 as a series of sketches visualizing the classic court cards as astronauts.