We all agree that 2020 has not been the best year of our lives. However, I wanted to make a small selection of some decks released this year that are worth remembering. The objective of this article is to review decks that I find interesting, without boasts of exclusivity, without impossible to get editions, […]
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For centuries, the Knights Templar have been the great defenders of the Holy Grail, the chalice used in the Last Supper Jesus shared with his apostles. These warriors have defended with their lives the constant attempts to steal the sacred object full of mysterious magical properties. But this secret Templar order has disappeared and, with […]
Arcadia Playing Cards has always made elegant decks, with clean and careful designs, with varied inspirations in which imagination and magic have always played an important role. Now they present their latest creation: HARMONY BACK. HARMONY BACK is a very special proposal that offers high quality decks, with designs inspired by old playing cards but with […]
Dmitrii Lebedev (Rattle Shuttle) has already achieved a place in the world of card creation on his own merits. Following his success with the Invasion and Lock-n-Load decks, Dmitrii returns to his roots with the remastered re-release of the first of his creations: DIAMONDBACK. In this deck the artist sets aside his elaborate and detailed […]
After posting about Cherry Casino series, many readers have asked me about similar series, especially one of them: GEMINI CASINO. Gemini Decks is a young company that has achieved a huge success thanks to its minimalist and geometric creations with bold colors, especially popular with cardistry fans. Among its decks we find Gemini Casino, playing cards […]
Penguin Magic not only offers one of the widest variety of magic tricks and playing cads but also make their own productions with awesome items. They have recently launched a very special deck of cards: TUCÁN. Inspired by the Mayan culture, the TUCÁN deck covers the iconography of this ancient and long-lived Mesoamerican civilization known […]
One of the most talented contemporary artists in playing card design, Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards), surprised us a year ago with Luminosity, a project in which he completely changed his style to offer us an authentic graphic fantasy inspired by Norse mythology and enriched by the fascinating story written by Ricky Cassford. Now, Jody […]
Three years ago, two good friends started an adventure together that has grown into a prolific succession of decks. The team formed by Mike Wilson (The Doc/@thedoc318) and Randy Butterfield (Midnight Card Company) has already offered us three successful campaigns and has just launched the fourth: SLOTS. Mike is a passionate of magic and cardistry who works trying to incorporate them into helping autistic persons […]
Following the success of their Alis Luminis campaign, the charming Old Gravity team of Ritu and Bivas are back again with their most ambitious card project yet: ENTWINED: SUMMER. The art of Old Gravity is characterized by its delicacy and its colorful harmonies. The illustrations, completely hand-drawn with advanced digital techniques, are extremely beautiful and […]