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19 May
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EQUALITY and JUSTICE Playing Cards. A fair relaunch

Only two months ago, Passione Cards  launched a set of cards that were intended to be a hallmark of their quality and hard job over the years and for the future. Unfortunately the project didn’t reach the funding goal so along the last few weeks they have made some changes to achieve the success deserved in the EQUALITY and JUSTICE Playing Cards. For the relaunch, two key changes have been made: a new printer that would allow a better scalability…

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15 May
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THE BOX AND LINE Playing Cards. A different deck, contemporary and with a retro touch

I have always said that one of the greatest satisfactions in my work on this website over the years is to have been able to meet new creators (and the great people behind them) and do my part in making their dreams come true, especially in their very first deck project. A few days ago I met Steven Summers, an explorer of art in motion who has been working in the creative video world for many years. Now he is…

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13 May
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Beta ONE deck by MPC. Playing cards not for playing

Make Playing Cards continues working to be at the forefront of the production of quality cards with special finishes. Now he makes his first bet for a different deck: MPC Beta ONE. With this deck MPC shows us a completely new development to satisfy the growing need for special cards for magic and cardistry. There are several aspects that MPC has taken into account for this new work. On the one hand, the design is adjusted to a minimalist concept…

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04 May
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CARDISTRY CLUB Playing Cards. Dozens of different decks for all cardistry fans

David Goldklang (Vanda Cards) has produced a good number of decks over the past few years. Now he is facing one of his most ambitious projects: CARDISTRY CLUB. With this name, an idea that goes far beyond a card project is presented. Starting from the exponential worldwide growth of the cardistry movement, David wants to create a new community around the playing cards design in which cardistry fans can have new and varied decks on a monthly basis and, at the…

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16 April
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BICYCLE SUPREME LINE Playing Cards. A “rider back” deck with many secrets for magic and cardistry

Sometimes I receive questions from my readers about stocks and finishes used to print playing cards. Although a thorough analysis of this topic would require a much longer article, it is possible to learn important aspects by observing the features of new releases. A good example is the new release by Di Fatta Magic: BICYCLE SUPREME LINE deck. Its appearance is that of a standard Bicycle rider back deck, with the traditional tuck case in red and blue colors. However…

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20 March
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EQUALITY and JUSTICE Playing Cards. The decks looking for the path to freedom

The representation of Iustitia, the Roman goddess heiress of the Greek Dice, has traditionally been linked to a woman holding a scale in one hand to symbolize the balance between truth and justice and a sword in the other hand to show the strength of its application. From the 15th century, a blindfold was added to the iconography to indicate that the justice must be impartial. With this inspiration, the artist John Cho and Passione Cards Team have created the EQUALITY…

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02 February
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NOC-turn Playing cards by Di Fatta. Inspired by the beauty of nighttime darkness

In 2012, magician Alex Pandrea launched a simple idea into the market that became something completely revolutionary: the NOC deck. With completely standard faces and solid colored backs, the NOC deck burst into the market and quickly became an essential item in the pocket of any magician or cardist. Since then, dozens of different colors and editions have been released both by the original creator and by different companies that wanted to print their personal stamp on an already legendary…

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23 December
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ART OF PLAY Christmas. Design, quality and a wide variety of Playing Cards

Christmas is a time for celebration and gifts. Our friends from Art Of Play offer us a selection of playing cards so varied that it will be impossible for you not to find the perfect gift for your loved one or, why not, for yourself. They are decks that combine the design and the avant-garde with the best printing quality.   DKNG BLACK WHEELS     The first DKNG deck (red) was launched in 2014 and was a real success. Since…

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21 August
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METROPOL NEXT Playing Cards. The future of the series

In 2013, Mike Lambert launched the first deck of what has already become the METROPOL series. Modernity and minimalism make a great team in these decks that have exploited different color schemes, from the fluorescent NOX to the new pastel colors on black and white backgrounds. Looking to the future of this brand, Mike has just launched METROPOL NEXT. This new deck keeps the essence of the series, with simple and very clean designs. The updated artwork in the faces…

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10 July
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ART OF PLAY latest releases. When art becomes Playing Cards

Art Of Play was created in 2013 by the popular magicians Dan&Dave with the aim of offering a carefully selected collection of  designer playing cards. Although they have expanded their business to other items such as puzzles and games, playing cards are still the flagship product. With all these items they have built an image that mixes beauty and elegance with mystery and, of course, magic. Among their activities, Art Of Play also produces their own line of decks teaming…