This custom deck pays homage to one of the everyday creatures that makes our lives possible: the bumblebee. From the intricate card backs to the “bee rider” custom joker, apiarists and rare card collectors alike won’t be able to resist the custom illustrations. In recognition of the bee’s vital role in our world, 10% of all profits from the decks’ sale will be donated to honey bee preservation through the International Union of for Conservation of Nature.
This juicy deck design has put a new twist on a simplistic concept. With our recognizable custom court cards and our bright, vibrant color pallet this deck is perfect for any magician or cardist.
We have also taken our organic concept a step further with a juice box tuck case. Our favourite thing is you can squeeze every drop of goodness out of our deck and they will still handle exceptionally.
Quoted from Draconian & Knights kickstarter page.
My newest project is a 3 Deck Set that includes a new version of my popular Dragon-inspired design (the Draconians), and a pair of all new designs - the Knights Decks. ALL Decks, AND the 3-Deck Case for the Kickstarter-Exclusive GILDED Set, will be printed by Legends Playing Card Co., with their TAIWAN PRINTER (and with their Classic Finish).
I've always been a fan of Fantasy literature. Some of my favorite authors include J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin and Raymond E. Feist. The original Draconians were a nod to the captivating Dragons in their stories. I think of the Knights Decks as spinoff designs of the Draconians. They're the brave Knights that risk life and limb to protect their lands from the dangerous Dragons!
The Draconian Wildfire Deck exudes the energy of an intense green fire. The Tuck Box will be printed on a premium soft-touch smooth paper stock. The printing features on the Tuck includes Green FOIL, PANTONE Grey and a UV Spot Ink overlay (and an Embossing Stretch Goal). For a closer look, here's a link to the Draconian Wildfire Tuck flat.
The Draconian's Back Card features a Borderless optical illusion design formed from Dragon Scales. The Face Cards feature random fire / crackle fissures of Green over a full-bleed Black 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! More images of the Draconian Wildfire Cards can be found at the bottom of this project page (including the Jokers).
RED BAR (LIMITED EDT = 1,000 decks) has 12 unique and highly detailed jacks, kings and queens for court cards. Number cards and aces have ornamented ghosting as subtle, grey background decoration that reflect the card backs.
These cards are offered to the public in commemoration of the enduring mystery of The Expert at the Card Table and its author, S.W. Erdnase. Among the men whose names have been discovered as anagrammatic equivalents (?) to the pseudonymous writer, W.E. Sanders emerges as perhaps the most compelling. A longtime card player and a student of magic, Sanders was the kind of person who took half-a-dozen decks with him on a camping trip. Skilled in deception, he rearranged the letters in his name, tore pages from his diaries and snuck out of his home for late night visits to high-rolling private clubs. A mining engineer and professional writer by trade, Sanders was eccentric and brilliant, offering no justification and seeking no credit for the knowledge he imparted. But whatever the result of his actions may be, if they inspire lovers of card entertainment and legerdemain, then they will have provided the primary motive of card table artifice, as it needs the mystery. Take a step back in time, when Erdnase was alive. The Bee® Squeezers box is an exact reproduction of an early 1900′s classic. The Bee® Worm back playing cards inside have been imprinted with an original Scott Kim ambigram that says, “S.W. Erdnase” or “W.E. Sanders” when turned end-for-end. Traditionally cut and printed by the US Playing Card Company on premium paper using their casino quality web press
Leifelden Museum Facsimile of the 52 card pack of playing cards originally published in France with characters from the Comedia del Arte. This facsimile dedicated to Carlo Goldoni\'s Servant of Two Masters. Goldonia was a celebrated Venetian theatrical author ranked among Europe\'s greatest playwrights. On the Queen of Spades, above a bag of coins, the initials HB of the engraver.
For thousands of years humanity has stared up at the night skies with amazement and wonder. The natural rhythms of the stars, planets, and the sun and moon took on more significance than just their clock-like movement across our skies.
Early stargazers divided the night sky into 12 equal partitions or ‘signs’ —each with corresponding constellations which are the basis of what we know as the Zodiac. These zones of the night sky fall along what's called the planetary ecliptic - the plane of the planets in our solar system - hence the name of this project. I've always loved looking up at the night sky and seeing how the planets cut a line straight across the heavens.
Over the centuries, the Zodiac signs and constellations were represented by symbols and incredible artwork—engravings of fantastical creatures and mystical gods from mythology.
This project is inspired by that rich tradition.
For the past year, I've been pouring myself heart and soul into the art for this project. The idea that I could reimagine the way constellations have traditionally been represented was too tempting a thought to resist! Each of the cards is a new spin on the signs of the Zodiac—blending tradition with my own interpretation. It's with great pleasure that I'm bringing you these cards!
There are two editions of Ecliptic Playing Cards—the Standard Edition (SE) and the Limited Edition (LE). Both decks share the same art and linework. The Standard Edition has a nebula background that is a continuous, painted nebula image on the uncut sheet (see add-ons below). The Limited Edition is a celestial blue and will be a hand numbered edition.
Many of these Bicycle WSOP deck editions exist. Differences are usually in the back (different designs and years) and in the bottom (with and without information). Furthermore, there are different presentations (individual, celo wrapped pairs and also double sets in boxes).
The cards are smooth cut, fully customized with deep detail. Each fresh look uncovers a new secret. Aurelians are so intricate that we had to employ specialists to experiment with different weights of foil and ink to create this modern artifact. Own a piece of playing card history today.
270 AD: the Price of Loyalty
Aurelian's first bold move into power was to take control over the imperial mint. Forging gold coins to donate to his troops, guaranteeing their loyalty. We've captured that narrative with a strong border topped with his signature coin, drawing inwards to a medallion-inspired centre piece that looks hypnotic in your hands.
271 AD: Rags to Riches
Emperor Aurelian, born to humble beginnings, understood the people's wants. Upon rising to power he cancelled the people's private debts to the treasury. Each courtier card has been draped in gold and fully re-worked to stand proudly with the powerful design. The faces have also been completely re-sculpted to create a timeless pip arrangement, whilst still remaining recognizable for magic.
272 AD: Paid in Blood
Exquisite detail meets historical significance. Aurelian's custom ace is a symbol for the "Soldier-Emperor". His reign, though short, was marked by bloody and glorious conquest. Gold ink swords, whips and throwing spears drape themselves over the stunning spade. It's the most important card in a deck and it's the only one with golden pips.
273 AD: Power and Glory
Aurelian was a celebrated military leader, enjoying amongst his titles the moniker "Restitutor Orbis; Restorer of the World, claiming back much of the previously lost Roman Empire. The Jokers are a homage to the Tally-Ho cowboys we've all come to love. These soldiers stand resolute ready to defend an empire...Or to overthrow one.
Bridgit No. 227 by Russell Playing Card Company. 1912 - 1940s. The Ace of Spades and Joker are from the Kalamazoo Playing Card Company, which was merged with the Willis W. Russell Card Company to form the Russell Playing Card Company in 1912. The Ace is from the Rouser deck, and the Joker is from their Fortuna deck, both originally from c. 1905. Nice ad card for Willis W. Russell\'s famous Blue Ribbon brand that eventually ended up in the USPCC stable. The Blue Ribbons first came out in 1907.
Printed in Belgium for US Game Systems, copyright 1996, this deck features 54 different classic styled Christmas scenes featuring angels. It was also produced in a double deck boxed set, this entry is for the single tuckbox product.