Info from Series Two:
The Grid playing cards are a three part collection based on the design principals of the International Typographic Style, otherwise known as the ‘Swiss Style’ of graphic design. Series Two has been reworked from its original launch because I wanted to refine the design and bring the whole deck closer to the original concept set out by Series One. I feel now, the whole deck has a cleaner more precise and elegant look, one that is important to have in every collection.
Originally starting in the 1920s in Germany, the Netherlands and Russia, the ‘Swiss Style’ later developed in Switzerland in the 1950s. It’s main principals are readability and cleanliness, with most creations adopting an asymmetric layout, always based on the use of a grid. These grids, usually made up of hidden columns and rows, are used to align words, numbers, pictures and patterns and so each series in the Grid collection adopts these principals. The works of designers such as Ernst Keller and Josef-Müller Brockmann have been a real inspiration from a graphic point of view.
The cards are poker size and printed by USPCC but are far from traditional. These cards will be printed on linen, magic air cushion stock which I know first hand really does feel like nothing else with fully customised tuck box and seal. As a graphic designer more than an illustrator, as well as a card collector, I wanted to find a way to combine two of my biggest passions and make a collection of decks which truly stand out from the crowd. I fully appreciate the incredible work of designers of other playing cards currently in the world, I am often drawn to the cards with incredible detail and illustration. After all, I am a Kickstarter backer as well as a creator. Personally, I see the detail of my decks as ‘less is more’, doing away with traditional pips and instead adopting a typographic format, with each card acting like a miniature poster, with bold words setting the theme rather than illustration and numbers.
I have tried to keep the design minimal but functional, even the back of the card is super stripped back to just the name of the deck, with full colour bleed for real impact of colour. If, for example, you look at my version of the picture cards, they each have a diagonal line introduced as a minimal graphic, like a poster, but it replicates the diagonal line often found on traditional picture cards where the suit is duplicated and rotated. It’s a small detail but it’s my way of reflecting tradition.
With Grid Series Two, as well as vertical and horizontal alignment like in Grid Series One, I have introduced the circle to create a dial effect and explore how different grids can be adopted on playing cards. Each card has a bespoke set of alignment with the numbers and letters that sit on the edge of the circle so that they visually look to have the same alignment, whilst not always sitting in exactly the same place on each card.
Full Deck Scan: https://cardscans.piwigo.com/index?/category/782-grid_series_3
Elegant and beautiful design from the China’s mind magician xiaowo chang.
The garden deck is the most popular in China, which is designed with the flavour of the noble JQK and imprisoned Joker.
The greatest difference between Bicycle TRUTH Garden Black deck and Cage Garden black deck is that the second edition adds a white edge, which is more conducive to performing magic, as well as two soul magic Geff Cards. Compared with cage garden deck, the v2 Truth garden is quality better.
About Gaff card - many magicians, such as Derren Brown, James Brown, Patrick Redford, Banachek, etc. have performed a similar disappearance memory effect like RGM, but I still appreciate the version by Luke Jermay. The friends who purchase gardens V2 will get this Gaff Card. This process appears in Luke 's Skullduggery and 7 Deceptions, and you will find that the card is helpful to your performance.
More secrets waiting for your discovery.
Three years ago. Xiao Wo Chang released bicycle cage garden just in China market
. Now it is very expensive in ebay. Now Aloys ' store will help XiaowoChang release Bicycle Truth Garden Deck 04 in the international market, which will provide more convenient service to satisfy the international collectors.
VIEWS Playing Cards are a luxury, illusion-themed deck of cards created for cardists and magicians alike.
Manufactured by The United States Playing Card Company. Traditionally-cut and printed on crushed Bee® stock, a dream feel for any card handler.
No expense was spared to create this unique deck of cards. The box is crafted out of a synthetic soft-touch paper for a unique luxury feel. It is surrounded by the mind-bending illusion hot-stamped in white and mint foil. “VIEWS PLAYING CARDS” is embossed and hot-stamped with gold and white foil.
The cards are designed from scratch and 100% custom. The back design features the motion-like bending VIEWS dots with a mint undertone to create the illusion. The face cards have custom pips, and the courts have Pantone metallic inks.
Designed by Yves Krähenbühl
This deck is a limited edition of 10,000 decks printed. After they sell out, they will never be printed again.
These Bicycle limited edition decks will each have a print run of only 3500 decks. They are dedicated to all the hard workers who understand what it’s like to actually do an honest day’s worth of work. These are the men and women who earn their rights to relax with that cold glass of beer at the end of the day. These Bicycle decks where designed by Johnny Whaam. The fine detail of each hand drawn card is reminiscent of a hard working America.
Both decks printed by the United States Playing Card Company on their classic air-cushion finish. Each card hand drawn, original art including custom tuck cases, custom pips, and custom deck seals.
FORMA is the Spanish word for shape. The author's inspiration comes from the most basic geometric shapes, such as circles, triangles, squares, etc. Mix the geometry and the city popular wind, and then stitching color block, every detail is full of dynamic and fashion. FORMA's unique design allows it to be showcased in fans, displays, and even in dynamic effects. This is a playing card that will make your cardistry abilities especially exciting to your audience.
Full Deck Scan: https://cardscans.piwigo.com/index?/category/1107-forma
When the Bicycle® brand launched in 1885, bicycling was new-found fun. Over 130 years later, cycling is still one of the most revered sports around the world. With a nod to the classic rider back card design, Bicycle® Cyclist Playing Cards remind us how timeless and fun both can be.
Available in red and blue ** EXCLUSIVE Neon color available at Walmart stores **
Features original card back design
Standard playing card size
Printed on premium Bicycle® brand cardstock
Classic Air-Cushion™ finish for optimum performance
Heretic Playing Cards by Lorenzo Gaggiotti (Stockholm17) is based on alchemy and the hermetic world. Salt (for the Jacks), Sulfur (for the Queens) and Mercury (for the Kings) are the three basic ingredients of the alchemist. This PCDB entry is for the uncut Noctis Joker sheet which was a surprise gift to all uncut backers as the printing of these uncuts was also unexpected per the artist. It simply contains repeating cards for the additional 3 cards included in the Noctis deck (3rd Joker, double backed Lux/Noctis and the color change gaff card). While there technically was a Lux Joker set, none were left as uncut and instead distributed with the related deck. There also are Lux and Noctis versions and related standard decks of each. In addition, there was a VERY limited subset of both Lux and Noctis that were signed and wax sealed called Heretic Gran Riserva. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/requiemcards/heretic-playing-cards
Contains only 55 copies of Ace of Spades and a History of the Secret Weapon card. History from USPCC - The Ace of Spades served a famous purpose in the war in Vietnam. In 1966, two lieutenants wrote The United States Playing Card Company and requested decks containing nothing but the Ace of Spades. The cards were useful in psychological warfare as the Viet Cong were very superstitious and highly frightened by this Ace. The French previously had occupied Indo-China, and in French fortunetelling with cards, the Spades predicted death and suffering. The Viet Cong even regarded lady liberty as a goddess of death. USPC shipped thousands of the requested decks gratis to our troops in Vietnam. These decks were housed in plain white tuckcases, inscribed with Bicycle Secret Weapon. The cards were deliberately scattered in the jungle and in hostile villages during raids. The very sight of the Ace card was said to cause many Viet Cong to flee.