From the award-winning card design company of the world's first color changing cards, SEASONS returns with more interactive curiosities from the other side.
The Apothecary is an elaborate art project that captures the intangible concepts of ideas and thoughts and transforms them into physical totems that you can hold. Represented through the medium of playing cards, these ethereal concepts are captured to deliver an inspiring and awe-provoking experience that you've never felt before with regular handheld art. The Apothecary is an homage to all things handcrafted and inspiring featuring intaglio printed sleeves, patented responsive inks, and fantastical illustrations & design.
Features of the Seronda Virtues
Gorgeous gold hot foil stamp highlights the deck.
Upgraded sculpted embossed tuck cases printed on exquisite linen-textured stock.
Cards printed with our winning combo of linen (Aristocrat) stock and coated with premium magic finish for professional grade handling.
Mysterious "Ingredient Logs" and "Directions of Use" on each pack.
Cards printed with the United States Playing Card Company
Printed by EPCC and produced by Vanishing Inc.
Deck has a hole in the middle.
What other surprises will you find? What mystery will you uncover?
Deck is brand new, but is not plastic sealed.
Custom stamp style tuck seal.
Our Most Amazing Deck to Date Designed by Randy Butterfield, The Blue Crown Luxury Deck is an elegant and premium version of our original Crown deck. The back design is printed in deep blue and metallic gold inks. The faces are a classic Arrco design with custom coloring on the court cards. We also have brand-new designs for the Ace of Spades and Jokers. The tuck box is a thing of pure beauty. Fashioned from blue vellum paper, the tuck does not have any printed ink. The design is created entirely from Blue, Gold, and Silver foil and multiple levels of embossing. Only 2,500 Decks Printed - Custom Brick Boxes Available For every 12 decks purchased, you will receive a custom-printed premium brick box. Each box offers dual functionality for storage or display and has a metal plaque autographed by Alex Pandrea. This is not only the best deck we have ever made - it is the best product we have ever made.
Welcome back guys! Chris here. Welcome to the seventh edition. Orbits are going 80's. For this edition, the crew and I sat down and reviewed a lot of 80's art to come to this final design. We missed clean borders and wanted something more minimal than the V6 but still with the element of intricacy within some part of it.
The V7 features a pink dominant center along with the mountain range from the V5 Orbits that are now inverted, so they are a window to what's behind the card rather than the original mountains. Upon close inspection, constellations can be seen in the star belt.The rainbow at the bottom of the box inside the Orbit logo is a direct tribute to the lives lost in the 1986 space shuttle Challenger on their mission STS-51-L.
The last names of the crew can be found on the inside of the V7 tuck because those who gave their lives for space exploration should never be forgotten.
NASA halted missions for 2 years after the tragedy but when they came back, the mission patches had a rainbow in the center to signify life along with 7 orange stars to remember the 7 lives lost. Gregory Jarvis, Christa McAuliffe, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Michael Smith, and Dick Scobee.
The rainbow was saying that NASA is back and alive but will carry the life of their fallen astronauts. It is a beautiful tribute to the lives lost in 1986. We're doing our part to ensure their legacy lives on.
Pips and indices. I knew I wanted a retro design that people would have been using in the 80's. I asked USPC if they had the retro Arrco pip package. Their archives didn't go back that far.
Luckily, I have a retro Arrco deck in my private collection from the 70's that Nick Stumphauzer gave to me as a gift -- it was found in his grandparent's attic. Holly scanned over the cards, we sent them to Daniel, and he did the rest. If you look closely at the pips and indices, you'll see that they are a bit thinner than previous Orbit pip packages (that are also Arrco) and look a little wavy. This was not an accident. I wanted to capture the essence of a 70's deck that would have been used in the 80's, imperfections and all.
You won't find another deck in this millennia with this retro pip package. The red has been replaced with pink on the V7's for an extra eye-catching aesthetic.
New Court faces. We have added 3 new faces. The Queen of Clubs is my childhood best friend's mom, Nancy. I've known her since I was 11 and she is like a second mom to me. The King of Clubs is her husband, Matt (Big Matt). They have been there for me during some pretty important moments in my life and have guided me through some tough times. They deserve to be here in the deck. The final card is the King of Spades, none other than my mentor in magic, John Bodine. John has kept me headed in the right direction in my magic career, is a life mentor to me, and even invested in the my website to get it up on its own two feet back in 2012. Not sure I'd be where I am today without him in my corner.
These very special decks are developed and created by the MPC team using a technique called high gloss embossing with a metallic layer fused in to bring a very glossy looking gold and silver finish that is both extremely eye catching as well as providing a unique touch and feel aspect to the cards that has to be seen and felt to be really appreciated. Arriving at the chosen shade of gold and silver was a huge task in itself as we had gone through many different color shades and production tweaks until we were truly happy. We settled on the color shades that is able to best depict luxuriousness and also best complements each other.
Hi, my name is Edisun Sun. I am a person who is constantly inspired by traditional elements, especially those of the Japanese tradition. No matter if it’s the beautiful vistas, the food or just the Japanese culture in general, I have always been fascinated by the way how fully it has been preserved in the tradition.
There are many symbols that one could mention when talking about Japanese culture. Cherry blossoms, kimonos, tea ceremony, they all have a very deep meaning behind them. However, the one that must be the luckiest and happiest must be the Maneki Neko (the Japanese Lucky Cat).
Maneki Neko is a traditional cat-shaped decoration, which has been highly esteemed especially in the Edo period more than 400 years ago. This is my first deck of cards and therefore I chose this lucky charm as the theme in the hope of portraying our never-ending pursuit of happiness.
Bicycle Maneki Neko has two versions, Blue and Red. The overall style is subtle and beautiful but also manages to show the cat’s cute and mischievous nature.
The specific shade of deep blue is supposed to represent the sea, as we know it from the traditional Ukiyo-e style paintings. The front is adorned with three chubby white cats sitting behind a folding fan with the signature gold koban, a “ten million gold coin” decorating it.
The moment you look at the box, you can feel the cordial and welcoming nature of the Maneki Neko, who can become your very personal lucky charm. When you turn the box around, you’ll be greeted by a multitude of lucky cats waving at you. They are drawn in three styles – black, white and mixed. Each of them is a charm of something else and represents a different kind of good wish.
All the small details are symbols that I specifically chose for their implications:
- The whole box is covered in subtle symbols of wind, which appear very elegant and retro.
- You can find a cat holding a Koinobori (a carp-shaped windsock), and also a picture of Mount Fuji, the symbol of health and longevity.
- There is another koban golden coin on top of the box, so opening it feels like opening a treasure chest full of lucky cats.
- The traditional Japanese tomoe sign is added to the sides, and it represents the power of the Heavens and the Earth.
Each of the version is sealed with a sticker, which is also decorated with a lucky cat. The blue version uses a silver sticker, while the red a gold one. The overall style is consistent with the Ukiyo-e style and appears light and easy on the eye.