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09 April
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PIP BOX CLUB. The postman brings you a surprise with playing cards inside

Last month I talked about this new initiative of Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) and it seems that the acceptance by the community has been very good so it is time to talk about the PIP BOX CLUB. The idea is as simple as stimulating: a surprise box that contains several decks shipped to almost any part of the world. There are two different boxes. The small one, with three decks and the big one with six decks (two of each of the small…

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11 March
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WORST DECK Of Playing Cards. Celebrating the Worst Show in Vegas!

Las Vegas is undoubtedly the casino games and also magic mecca. Among the huge variety of shows you can find, there is an especially fun proposal: The Worst Show in Vegas. A funny name for a fun show for the whole family that revolves around music, adventure and, of course, magic.     Brian Daniel South (Discover Magic) is a tireless worker, father, magician, designer, entrepreneur, optimist and a good friend of Max Playing Cards. After creating the Different decks,…

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08 March
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BICYCLE HYBRID Playing Cards. A powerful weapon for a dark future

Elite Playing Cards is especially known as the producer of cards in which luxury and ornamentation are the keys to success. Now, they leave aside the golden decorations and the ostentatious engravings to offer us a post-apocalyptic vision: BICYCLE HYBRID. Like all Elite creations, Hybrid has a story to tell and an interesting inspiration that sometimes (and unfortunately) goes unnoticed. In a world of chaos where humanity is in danger, the only ray of hope is Hybrid, a powerful outlaw…

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02 March
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STRIGIFORMES OWL BICYCLE Playing Cards. The disturbing beauty of nocturnal creatures

Nocturnal, silent, observing … So are the owl, both beautiful and disturbing. Inspired by these enigmatic creatures, Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com)  has just launched the BICYCLE STRIGIFORMES deck. Will has teamed up with the talented artist and writer Renee LeCompte, who already tried to fund this deck and, after making important changes in the design, now present a beautifully illustrated and completely customized deck.     The cards are almost an ornithological study on nocturnal birds showing a total of 17 different…

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18 February
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The latest releases by Collectable Playing Cards. Bright exclusivity and oriental design

Collectable Playing Cards offers us once more two interesting Bicycle decks:   BICYCLE PRISM GILDED LIMITED RED     Following the success of the Prism Gilded deck that offered an amazing iridescent finish on the side of a Bicycle deck, CPC has launched the second edition of this deck, this time in red. That red will be applied to the tuck case shine and also to the gilding. Again, it is a reprint of the original cards, a Bicycle deck with standard…

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12 February
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FCKYRBRND Playing Cards. A new brand born of passion

Joey Minor has been doing doing magic for seventeen years and after high school he got a degree in Graphic Design. Collecting cards became a hobby and also an escape route in a difficult personal moment. His activity on Instagram at this stage connected all these episodes of his life: design, magic and collecting, through the playing cards design. After creating several decks and trying to print them a couple of times without success, the loss of his father made…

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05 February
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BICYCLE MONSTER Playing Cards. Monsters are not so terrifying

Since his fisrt own crowdfunding project in mid-2017, Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) has not stopped offering us a wide variety of designs collaborating with all kind of style artists from around the world. His new deck  is BICYCLE MONSTER. Designed by the American artist Joe M. Ruiz (studio Urge), the illustrations are inspired by traditional monsters but from a funny vision and a fairly mature comic style.     Each one of the suits represents a group of monsters, from the aquatics…

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04 February
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BICYCLE ANTAGON deck. Beautiful and enigmatic medieval women take the playing cards power

Michele Spatola is one of those creators full of passion and tenacity. He has launched several projects that unfortunately (and sometimes unfairly) have not been funded. Now, he takes a step forward to offer a very interesting deck: BICYCLE ANTAGON. Following the style of his previous unfunded deck “Kingdom of the fourteen ladies”, Michele has assembled a set of beautiful hyperrealistic illustrations of women made by talented designers to be depicted int he court cards and jokers. These women are…

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25 January
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Latest BICYCLE decks by Collectable Playing Cards. Look at these fish and they will hypnotize you

The customization of the traditional Bicycle cards with a main theme of inspiration and some color changes in court cards and pips is one of the success formulas of Collectable Playing Cards, that has become the most prolific producer of Bicycle cards of the moment. Find below their latest two campaigns:   BICYCLE KOI     “Koi”, which means carp in Japanese, is the name used to refer to those beautiful colorful fish that decorate gardens and ponds especially in Asian cultures. These fish…

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30 December
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Collectable Playing Cards celebrate their hundred. Congratulations!

I perfectly remember when, in 2013, I was chatting with the Spanish Ana Albares, one of their first artists, about Collectable Playing Cards. The man behind an already consolidated company dedicated to the magic products in Magic Trick Store, Mike Guistolise, decided to begin a business venture about playing cards in which he would also produce his own decks. More than 4 years later, Collectable Playing Cards has become one of the most prolific producers of cards, mainly Bicycle. Many designs and…