Three years ago, Landry Sanders launched his Phonograph 5 Playing Cards. Unfortunately, the project was not funded but Landry is a tireless and passionate creator so he decided to give that a complete twist and he has just released HIGH FIDELITY Playing Cards.
This deck arises from the collaboration between Landy and Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards), with one of his favorite designers (and mine too), whose style is perfectly recognizable. The result is an elegant deck inspired by the Victorian era and with references to one of the most important manufacturers of playing cards in history: Charles Goodall, who produced three-quarters of the decks printed in the UK.
In this way, the court cards are based on the designs of a 1899 deck produced in London by Charles Goodall that Landry has reinterpreted adapting it to a somewhat more contemporary scheme
The ace of spades is also a reinterpretation of the well-known Goodall design, in which the gramophone, a key item in the deck, is beautifully decorated.
The numbered cards have also a classic inspiration and a clean design to keep the playability without losing the originality.
The phonograph is also the protagonist in the back and the jokers.
The tuck case is very nice, with a blue and embossed paper and a bronze foil. The impressive logo stands out on the front, while the back depicts the card back in a symmetrical composition full of organic elements that adorn the design of the phonograph to reinforce its prominence.
Legends Playing Cards Co. will print a limited run of 1500 decks. If you want to get this beautiful classic–inspired proposal, visit the project website and raise your pledge.