Inspired by secret societies, Bicycle® Codex, is the new deck from Elite Playing Cards. High on quality and rich on symbolism. Each illustration has a meaning behind it. Dressed in a luxurious brilliant dark vellum tuck box, and stamped with brilliant gold foil. Bold, elegant, mysterious.
Bicycle® Codex Luxury Edition:
Our elegant limited edition Premium wood boxes feature a high quality glossy Mahogany finish, with the Codex brand carved and filled in gold. The inside of the box is lined with soft luxurious black felt. Each box comes with 2 autographed and numbered Codex decks. These boxes are a premium item for serious collectors and for this reason ONLY 10 will be available.
The Impressions series Playing Cards are designed and manufactured by MakePlayingCards.com (MPC®), a branded playing cards and card games manufacturing company with over 35 years history. With huge success from our previous Impressions series playing cards Kickstarter projects, we have not one but two very impressive additions to add to the highly-acclaimed range. The Rising Sun Ed. and the Aozora Ed., both of which are inspired by the colors of the amazingly-cultured country of Japan.
We are hugely proud to introduce the Rising Sun and the Aozora decks to our world-renown Impressions Playing Cards series. Aptly named, these two new decks are inspired by Japan and have an underlying Japanese theme.
We designed the two new decks with inspirations from Japan in mind. The Rising Sun Ed. is designed with inspirations drawn from the traditional colors on the Japanese flag which consists of a red circle in the center to represent the sun on a white background, often referred to as the “Rising Sun”. The Rising Sun deck is our main deck in this project as it features the most traditional and prominent colors of this amazing country. The playing cards bear a bright red background with contrasting black and white artwork.
Funded through a Kickstarter campaign
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Funded as a Kickstarter project on April 8, 2015 with $26,788 pledged from 555 backers, this was the 4th semi-transformation style deck from Emmanuel Jose with a food/beverage theme. This deck was also available in uncut form and printed by USPCC on Bicycle Stock and Air-Cushion Finish. It contains 52 custom playing cards, 2 custom jokers, and 1 custom back design with reversible triptych images are formed by the Spade and Heart court cards. While The Last Supperpainting inspired THE CRITIC'S SUPPER formed by the Club and Diamond court cards. A restaurant staff busily prepares dishes for the critic, and the "Judas" figure is the restaurant manager attempting to bribe the critic for a good review. Leonetto Cappiello's beautiful 1921 pasta ad for Pates Baroni inspired the Delicious Jokers with the first Joker is Pierrot, based on the figure in the original poster and the second Joker is Harlequin, Pierrot's comic foil.
The standard deck came shrinkwrapped without a seal, but for those 72 backers who chose the uncut tier the deck was signed either on the cellophane or directly on the tuck according to their choice.
NOTE - the quantity printed came from a direct request to the artist who provided 86 Delicious uncut sheets were ordered. 2,500 Delicious decks were ordered, but the due to 10% over/under 2,779 decks were created.
Mortalis Playing Cards is a deck of premium playing cards printed and manufactured in the USA by the United States Playing Card company. Fully marked, it hides its secrets in plain sight.
The optical marking system was designed in such a way that the closer you look, the less you see. It hides in direct sight to the untrained eye. Spectators, and even magicians, cannot identify it up close.
To the trained eye, it takes less than 2 seconds to identify and read a card just from the backs. It's designed in such a way that the whole system revolves around the working of a clock. If you can read a clock, you can read Mortalis's secrets. Perfect for close-up!
Printed by the USPCC on their premium stock, then double crushed to perfection along with an embossed air cushion finish. A traditional cut ensures perfect faro shuffles and table work. Saying that the cards handle like a dream is an accurate description.
The custom Court cards were built from the ground up, featuring borderless courts with popping, matching colors. The facial expressions on some cards have been tweaked to give a unique, personal feel. Every deck comes with a double backer, a duplicate card, and a full tutorial on how to read and use the marking system.
Designed by acclaimed artist, designer of the Mint Playing Cards, Christofer Lacoste in Canada, and realized and produced by Area52Magic and Pravar Jain.
A reproduction of a French Revolution deck. Pictures of the original cards are in the centres of the cards, with indices in all four corners. The numbered cards were grey with hand-done suits showing the number in these pictures (for example the two of diamonds shows two hand-done diamonds, and no indices, even for the court cards. The court cards have artwork showing various people, who are listed on the back of the tuck box. The flap tucks into the front of the tuck box rather than the back. The backs are two-way with borders. It is a concentric line-drawing with spears, ribbons, and leaves in brown ink on cream. There are no jokers, but three extra cards with liberty caps for indices. One tells about the original publication of the deck in French, and one in English. The other says, "Services Commerciaux de la Réunion des Museés Nationuax."
After a long wait, Sirius B has returned from its orbit in the universe. But this time, with a frosty looking design to blow you away - The Sirius B V3.
We kept its original wavy look and various ray designs from the previous versions. The Sirius B V3 is going to take you through the mysterious frosty universe. The layers of different color waves on the back design will be the beacon for you when you travel through the stars.
The original deck was published in 1676 of which only one Pack complete with the two Preliminary Cards is thought to exist, forms a small Atlas of England and Wales. As such, it is the first Atlas to indicate roads. The King depicted on the cards is Charles II and the Queen, his wife, Catherine of Braganza. The main part of the cards was printed from engraved copper plates, with the suit marks being applied later by stencil. The cards were clearly designed to give instruction to the young, rather than for serious play.
A facsimile deck produced by Il Meneghello of Milan from the uncoloured original owned by Osvaldo Menegazzi in Italy. Though national suits were eventually developed German card makers were extremely inventive with their suit signs. Packs of cards used flowers, combs, fishes, crowns, bellows, frying pans, shields, knives, and the four suits of this deck: Books, Printer\'s Ink Pads, Wine Pots and Cups. This 52-card deck is one of the most significant works of Jost Amman, one of the more prolific wood cut artists of the German Renaissance. The courts are Kings on horseback, and the usual German Ober and Unter. On the 10s are women, perhaps borrowing from the 10s of Spanish packs which are sometimes female figures. The pips feature many illustrations of everyday life as associated with the suit of the card they are on. Placing detailed little pictures on the pip cards was common in German decks, often with a plant rising up in the background of the scene with the pips attached to it as though they were leaves or fruit of the plant. The cards are protected by the usual hand-made Meneghello book cover that ties with a ribbon at one side and has an inner card wrap. Card dimensions are true to the originals at: 6.8 cm x 10.9 cm.