After completely fulfilling the first deck, Open Secrets, under his new seal, Orion Playing cards, Bivas launches his second deck that promises to be another success: Chakravyuh. This name hides a war story from the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Chakravyuh is a curious labyrinth-shaped military formation used to surround enemies and defeat them in battle. With […]
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Of all the marked decks on this planet (and in the known universe in general), the most popular is, without a doubt, Ondrej Psenicka‘s Butterfly. An adventure that began seven years ago has already become an icon for card magic with dozens of editions and tens of thousands of printed decks. The Butterfly deck, in […]
A little earlier than in previous years, The wait is over. Costa Pantazis brings us the third deck of the DIVERGENT REALMS series, a collection where imagination meets the extraordinary: DIVERGENT REALMS: VOL 3 – GADDIS. From the passionate mind of Costa and the artistic talents of Charles Adi (Blackout Brother), this series is inspired […]
Simplicity is sometimes a sign of success and Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) has reached the limit of simplicity with this new deck: BICYCLE INDEX ONLY. It is not necessary to go too far to talk about inspiration or designs because there is NOTHING. In fact, this is a deck with white faces that include the standard indices. […]
In addition to making me feel older, birthdays remind me of how long I’ve been writing about playing cards and how many people I’ve met over the years. One of the most solid relationships I’ve had thanks to Max Playing Cards has been with Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com), who is celebrating 5 years of successful adventure […]
Sharic Bui (Falseforte) is a versatile artist whose passion and talent have led her to enroll in her first card project: FOUR KINGS. Sharic has a simple, minimal, linear, monochrome style that is charming. Her work is influenced by her love of graphic design and typography, with elegant vector drawings. In addition to her designs, […]
Today I bring you a special deck, for many reasons: AD FONTES. This deck is a display of artistic and historical rigor. Ad Fontes is based on a deep and serious study conceptualized by Christian Buss (Nova Lux Decks). The artists behind these illustrations and this deck are Ritu Bhattacharya and Bivas Bhattacharjee, a talented […]
Playing cards are a source of inspiration in themselves, and at the same time they are canvases to develop the imagination of any artist or creator. These small rectangles of black cored paper become a perfect means of transportation for any story that also offers multiple possibilities to tell it. A group of passionate artists […]
The story of the Viking warriors is a story of strong and reckless men and women, eager to explore and conquer new territories. Those who died did so in the hope of being chosen by the god Odin and led by the Valkyries to Valhalla, where they would join many other dead heroes to prepare […]