A clean and simple deck based on the Burning Man Festival. The front of the tuck has a simple representation of stadium seating. The back of the tuck has a single minimalist “Burning Man Statue”, and the cards have two on the back, making it a two-way back design. The faces are standard USPCC courts and indices. The deck is made with a crushed stock and air cushion finish. Only 2,500 were produced by Doc’s Playing Cards and, at the time of this writing, were only available through promotions at docs playing cards.com and their social media accounts. They handle as well as any other crushed USPCC deck and have a slim border and simplistic back design.
This series takes as reference the relationship between the nomads of Xiongnu in ancient Northern Asia and the well-known Chinese lunar calendar represented by 12 animals. In this calendar each animal is related to the lunar year of birth and also marks, according to its beliefs, the destiny of each person.
Since a series of 12 decks would be too ambitious for a single project, we decided to launch the first deck dedicated to the PIG year (2019) and then to continue within a year.
About the Deck:
Cards have been beautifully illustrated combining ancestral and modern techniques. The original drawings have been created with a Buddhist painting technique called “nagtan”. This technique uses dark backgrounds and luminous brush strokes. The digital treatment of these illustrations eliminates the dark backgrounds to achieve cleaner and more colorful cards.
Each deck has been customized according to the animal it represents. Thus, the court cards show animals with human aspect and dressed in colorful period costumes. The faces are full of details.
Each deck also includes texts with relevant aspects for each sign such as positive and negative colors, lucky numbers, matching signs and enemies, etc…
In addition, each deck will have four jokers for joker collectors.
2 and 3 foils (Gold, Silver, Green, Violet) for tuck boxes for both editions
German premium black soft-touch cardstock for LIMITED EDITION tuck box
Italian pearlescent coloured cardstock for STANDARD EDITION tuck box
Spot UV glossy varnish for LIMITED EDITION tuck box
Designed by Stuart Palm and produced by Legends Playing Card Co., the new and elaborate Gnostic decks reveal an elegant motif designed with the mystery performer in mind. The design is both classical and mystical and features many built-in secrets. The tuck cases for the Gnostic decks are some of the most intricate of all time, extravagantly featuring two colors of foil on the outside and complete foil on the inside. The cards themselves display an original and beautiful use of metallic inks. Only 1,000 decks of each color were produced.
For nearly all the Elixirs, each one is run out of 15 decks total. For all this each one of these decks isn't extravagently priced, because as an artist it's about connecting with your fans and this is my way of connecting with you all. The kind of event where people will be talking about long after it ends.
This was more of a concept that never came to fruition. The whole idea was that when you ordered the Elixir from the site the Apothecary or magical tree would give you a deck. But the whole gimmick was that based on the time of day you bought the deck, the deck would change based on the season. Tested that concept around with a few people and it wasn't as well received as I was hoping for so I'm just releasing them all at once.
Zenneth Kok and the Coterie of Prestidigitation Artists (www.coterie1902.com) information: \'We designed the Coterie Bee Gold Edition in year 2011 with its color variations and themes, the original Gold Edition was considered by many as the most elegant Bee playing cards ever conceived. 900 decks out of the initial 5200 decks run were sealed and reserved for Artiste and higher classes members of Coterie of Prestidigitation Artists. After Coterie Bee Gold Edition was sold out, we planned to proceed with new edition of Coterie Bee. However, after over a year of correspondence and negotiation, USPCC informed us that they will not print Coterie Bee anymore nevertheless. We had to discontinue the Coterie Bee series and subsequently decided to abandon the Gold Seal Coterie Bee playing cards as part of the Artiste membership package. 650 decks of Gold Seal Coterie Bee playing cards will now be made available for purchase, after they were gone, the remaining stock will become part of our special promotion offer.\'