The Tarot Book and Card deck will be based on the images of the incredible Island of Ibiza, considered to be one of the most spiritual places on Earth.
Based on revising the Golden Dawn’s astrological interpretations as well as incorporating Thoth concept, I have finally started moving toward the publishing stages of my book. There is also a great deal of Elemental concepts that are presented in the new deck as well as many cards having relationships to specific dates and times of the year. This will help those using the deck to get greater accuracy in their predictions.
The Blue Crown information: In 2010 stories and artwork were discovered in a book from the early 1700’s that appear to provide evidence about a secret society of magicians. Formed to protect magicians during the Salem Witch Trials of the late 1600’s, the Order of the Owl was founded in the Northeastern US. We have painstakingly restored and recreated the artwork we found in order to put this deck into the hands of modern magicians and keep the memory of this society alive. Some believe that the order still exists, though we cannot be sure. Secrets are everywhere. We have printed 5,000 of these amazing decks on top-quality stock and finish. The tuck box has metallic ink, a custom seal, and other surprises. We have also created a limited run of 2,500 white Altruism decks, which we have dubbed Snow Owls. The Snow Owls have been released in limited numbers - keep an eye out for future contests and promotions! -Detailed Artwork by Hydro74 -High-Quality Stock and Finish -Secrets are Everywhere Due to a printing error made at US Playing Card, 1st edition Altruism decks have a duplicate Queen of Hearts. You will receive the Queen of Diamonds for any decks ordered in a protective envelope alongside your decks.
Ono, an inhabitant of Mino (says an ancient Japanese legend of A.D. 545), spent the seasons longing for his ideal of female beauty. He met her one evening on a vast moor and married her. Simultaneously with the birth of their son, Ono’s dog was delivered of a pup which as it grew up became more and more hostile to the lady of the moors. She begged her husband to kill it, but he refused. At last one day the dog attacked her so furiously that she lost courage, resumed vulpine shape, leaped over a fence and fled. “You may be a fox”, Ono called after her, “but you are the mother of my son and I love you. Come back when you please; you will always be welcome”. So every evening she stole back and slept in his arms.
Excerpt from Come and Sleep by the monk Kyoukai, 9th century AD
Sumi Playing Cards – Kitsune is Card Experiment's 2nd collaboration with ToKMR Graphics following our highly successful
In Kitsune, we continue to translate and transform the traditional Japanese tattoo art form of Wabori into playing card style, retaining as well as enhancing many of the interesting and delightful features we had in Sumi Playing Cards. The focus of Kitsune centers around the fox spirit, a staple in Japanese folklore. We scoured many different sources of folktales, stories and myths about fox spirits and selected a few well-known ones as sources of inspiration for the characters in the court cards. Kistune continues to serve as a homage to Wabori and faithfully represents the visual nuances and quality that is the hallmark of Japanese traditional tattoo once again, creating a visual playing card masterpiece like no other, a masterpiece that weaves fantastical stories of begone time with modern playing card aesthetics.
Illustrated by ToK, Illustrator & Graphic designer based in Japan and edited by Card Experiment based in Hong Kong.
Fully custom pips & courts.
Cards printed by the United States Playing Card Company. Made in USA.
Craft Edition Tuck cases made of Premium Cotton Gmund Paper from Germany.
Letterpressed ink/metallic foiled tuck cases for Craft Edition produced and assembled in Hong Kong.
Doraemon is a Japanese comic series that has been adapted into a successful anime series and media franchise. The story revolves around an earless robotic cat named Doraemon, who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a boy named Nobita Nobi.
This deck were made to celebrated 50th anniversary of the comic
From Tannen's website:
"Tannen's Signature Playing Cards. Designed by Art of Play and printed by the United States Playing Card Company on premium crushed stock. The Tannen's Signature Deck comes in a luxury tuck box embossed with Gold foil.
Each deck is printed using metallic ink and contains a custom Ace of Spades, featuring an Art Deco New York City skyline. Each deck includes a custom joker, custom ad card, and a set of mis-pipped cards for three card monte."
The gaffs from the Optricks Red Deck broke new ground, opening up another dimension of magical possibilities. But we were just getting started. The new Visualies Gaff System picks up where we left off... and then some. This isn't just another gaff deck, it's a whole new system -- a totally new way to approach gaff cards.
It's the perfect extension of the Optricks Red Deck. However, you can use it all on its own, straight out the box with no other deck required. Contained within are 17 core concepts with our trademark visual style. They're not just amazing standalone tricks, you can combine nearly all of the effects into a cohesive routine. Unlike other gaff decks, we've focused on just a couple of key cards, mainly the Queen of Hearts, but also the 4 of Clubs, allowing you to combine the various tricks like never before. There are enough face cards of different values that enable you to spread to show a 'fair' deck, should the need arise.
With this system, we've engineered cutting-edge magical illusions while keeping the handling simple. All of the effects are easily achievable with a bit of practice, regardless of your skill level. We have a host of tutorials that cover each concept and offer easy-to-advanced handlings for each concept. We've also applied the Visualies approach to some classic plots in magic such as Triumph, Twisting the Aces, Transpositions, Sandwiches and Torn & Restored.
BLACK DECK TIGERS (White Pip UV500 AIR Flow Finish) [BICYCLE]
This deck came in a white pip version and a later red pip version. The White pip version was manufactured with the UV-500 (aka UV500) Airflow finish. This entry is for the White Pip UV500 Airflow version, printed in Ohio.
To get a better understanding of all the different Black Tigers versions, check out this youtube video, starting just before the 5 minute mark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUCGP4g1Cfc&feature=plcp&context=C348732dUAOEgsToPDskLRkJuP_Vtf7OgSDTYnP-WX