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20 March

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…

02 February

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…

14 May

BRUCE LEE v3 deck by Art Of Play. Be playing cards, my friend!

In 2013, Dan&Dave, well-known magicians and businessmen, partnered with Bruce Lee Enterprises to create a new deck inspired by the most universal of martial arts masters: BRUCE LEE. The deck was produced to become an icon of Bruce Lee’s philosophy through a set of his most popular quotes. The first edition was sold out very quickly and a few months later, in 2014, Art of Play launched the second edition with some small changes in the case with inner printing and…

08 May

HONEYBEE ELITE Playing Cards. Quality, design, price .. as sweet as honey

When a magic shop with international scope joins a renowned artist to create a playing cards line, the success is assured. That’s exactly what Penguin Magic did in 2015 by counting on Randy Butterfield to create the first edition of the HoneyBee Playing Cards. The success was brilliant and the first two editions sold out in a very short time so a second edition and a special edition using the Metalluxe back foiling technology were produced. That success was followed by…

14 October

FORMA Playing Cards. Geometry at the service of Cardistry

In search of fresh proposals for custom cards designed for cardistry, TCC Cardistry has collaborated with an expert illustrator to create a quite interesting deck: FORMA.     FORMA is the result of the work by Ale Urrutia, a Uruguayan designer based in China whose works are characterized by an intense use of color and simple forms. For this deck Ale has taken the basic geometric shapes as the main design elements, wisely combined with flat colors (blue, red and white)…

25 September

OCULUS Playing Cards. The pointillist deck for the best flourishes

Two friends, Mike Wilson (The Doc/@thedoc318), a cardistry and magic fan and  Randy Butterfield (Midnight Card Company) a talented designed and a good friend of Max Playing Cards,  have teamed to create something new for both: OCULUS. For Mike, a passionate of magic and cardistry who works trying to incorporate them into helping autistic persons grow in their social, motor and self-knowledge skills , this is his very first playing cards project. For Randy, Oculus is the very first deck designed with cardistry in mind. Both wanted to…

23 March

Joker and the Thief Playing Cards. The review of the reviewers

  James Milaras y Reuben Nutt founded in 2012 “Joker and the Thief“, a YouTube channel devoted to do original reviews of playing card decks specialy focused in the cardistry and flourishes perspective.  Now, they launch their own deck: Joker and the Thief. This is a deck that flees from boring minimalist proposals and tries to look for a balance between design and handling. The deck has its own story to tell and its own interpretation of the classic cards through symbolic designs…

30 July

The International Cardistry Open. One hundred decks in prizes

  The ICO (International Cardistry Open) is a worldwide championship which will both find one of the greatest cardist in the world and also encourage beginners to join in the fun. There will be prizes for the winners of both the beginner and veterans classes with a total of about 60 decks going to the winner, a brick to the winner of the beginners class and giveaways to random entrants and non entrants It starts on the 1st of August…

24 February

The best decks of 2013. United Cardists Hall of Fame

  United Cardists is formed by a group of amazing people interested on playing cards and one of the most active forum where you can find almost everything related to any cardistry aspect. After picking up all the community votes, the list of the best deck of 2013 has been published. For that purpose, 17 categories were defined, and three winners for each category have been declared. The 18th category is for “The best deck”. These are the categories: Best Ace…

27 June

Galaxy cards 2nd edition. Something more than a reprint

Perhaps you remember previous projects by AlieN InK, Galaxy and Flowers. After a series of vicissitudes, a renewed company eager to work has launched a new project: Galaxy Cards 2nd edition.   This new edition maintains the same concept as its predecessor, but many elements have been redesigned such as the pip set, the layout, pictures and, of course, the back and the tuck case.     Furthermore, there are two finishes of the deck available for backers, paper and…