These are playing cards unlike any you've seen before.
All of our playing cards uphold to a high level of quality. Wether you use these cards for magic, cardistry, poker or collecting, we guarantee your satisfaction.
The retro-looking playing cards from magician and cardistry expert Zach Mueller are back in black. After the initial run of 5,000 red Fontaine's quickly sold out Zach KickStarted a blue edition which reached an astonishing $67,000. Even we are amazed!
Now, he's back with an new Black Edition, limited to 15,000 decks - it says on the box. In addition to the new colorway the cards handled great, maybe even better than the two previous editions!
We at Art of Play are happy to have the exclusive on a small batch. Get them while you can!
Virtuoso Playing Cards
The worlds first deck of playing cards designed exclusively for Cardistry.
The all new Spring/Summer 2015 Edition of Virtuoso Playing Cards sports the same innovative design as the two previous editions but with an all new colorway that is sure to compliment this season's trending styles... and your cardistry!
Printed by the US Playing Card Co. Our supply is very limited so don't think twice about picking up a few of these... it might already be too late.
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Alice in Wonderland
These limited edition playing cards, designed by Steven Watson of Turnstyle, are inspired by Lewis Caroll’s classic fairy tale.
Modern styling combined with lavish Art Nouveau and Art Deco ornamentation transport us down the rabbit hole to a surreal world presided over by the Queen of Hearts.
The Players Edition features a gold back design
The Cardistry Edition features a black and gold back design with multi-color face cards.
Turnstyle is a graphic design firm specializing in branding, art direction, print, packaging and websites. We believe that design is strategic, but that strategy is not design. We believe that the way something looks and feels really matters. That craft and execution really make a difference. We believe that style is an emotional shorthand; a simple way to say complex things. That ideas spark the intellect, but that design in the service of an idea stirs the soul.
Antler Limited Edition
Dan & Dave
Born from the wild forests, rolling hills, and snow-capped mountains of Northern California, the Antler Playing Cards showcase the majestic beauty of the great outdoors.
This Limited Edition features two fully colored back-designs: Hunter Green and Deep Maroon. The attention to detail in both hand illustration, coloring, and presentation are extraordinary. Twin Bucks are enshrined within beautiful flourishes that mimic the lush greenery found within Yosemite National Park. The Ace of Spades features a noble Buck with herbaceous ornamentation crowning his dignified antlers, and each Joker offers the Antler name.
Each Limited Edition deck is hand-wrapped in parchment paper before boxing and is sealed within by a perforated stamp for easy opening.
The composition of both the cards and box marries the spirit of Nature with the substance of Modernity. Whether they’re in a canvas tent or a chalet nestled in the valley, they’re essential in the pockets of anyone who seeks adventure.
Printed by The USPCC to our specifications.
Smoke & Mirrors
Dan & Dave
Back by popular demand, the entire selection of Smoke & Mirror Playing Cards available now for individual purchase.
Smoke & Mirrors brand playing cards were designed to be a personal deck for Dan and Dave. They were custom tailored to their taste with original art by Si Scott. That was back in 2007. The cards quickly sold out so they printed more, and more, and more. Eventually they changed the color and altered the design to fit their minimal style. For five straight years they released a new "version" of the brand until 2012 when they decided to revamp the entire series and release them all in a limited edition box set.
Antler Playing Cards
Dan & Dave
Born from the wild forests, rolling hills, and snow-capped mountains of Northern California, the Antler Playing Cards embody the majestic beauty of the great outdoors.
This Standard Edition features two monochromatic back-designs: Hunter Green and Deep Maroon. Twin Bucks are enshrined within beautiful flourishes that mimic the lush greenery found within Yosemite National Park. The Ace of Spades features a noble Buck with herbaceous ornamentation crowning his dignified antlers, and each Joker offers the Antler name. The tuck-case features rich embossing and metallic accents all around.
Each deck handles beautifully, but we encourage you to embrace them as much for their superb handling as for the sense of adventure that they inspire. These are as perfect for formal performance as they are for an evening enjoyed around the campfire.
Printed by the USPCC to our specifications.
Spring Playing Cards
Art of Play
Homegrown in the heartland. Spring Playing Cards take inspiration from the beautiful water banks of the spring-fed Missouri river. Hand-illustrated by Carrie Shryock and Beth Synder; the deck features an original back, designed to mimic a meadow of wildflowers when fanned out (depicted below) and twelve playful royalty illustration for the court cards.
Printed by the US Playing Card Co. to ensure quality and longevity.
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” - Henry David Thoreau
Bruce Lee Playing Cards
Dan & Dave
In 2013 D&D teamed up with Bruce Lee Enterprises to produce a new deck of playing cards inspired by the martial arts master. Although they quickly sold out, this second edition has been updated with new quotes and features a brand new box design that showcases the unique quality of the cards.
These official playing cards were inspired by the master of his craft, Bruce Lee, and honor his philosophical teaching with a different quote on every card.
"The possession of anything begins in the mind" and with a set of these limited edition playing cards.
Don't miss out on this legendary collaboration, yours for the taking!
Dan & Dave
In the late 1970s and early 1980s the Arrco Tahoe’s were some of the finest cards available anywhere in the world. Tahoe’s were the preferred cards of Derek Dingle and many other top cardmen of the period. They were produced in Chicago by the Arrco Playing Card Co. A curious feature about these cards was that the box said, “No. 84” on the front, “Back No. 9” on the back, and “Cartouche Club Back” on the side of the box! No. 84 was also listed on the top of the flap, so that’s the name we’ve used here. Incidentally, a cartouche is a type of decorative, oval design.
When USPCC purchased Arrco in the late 1980s, production of Arrco cards ceased. They became highly sought-after collectibles and still command high prices on the secondary market. A few years ago, the Tahoe back design was faithfully reproduced by a private company. Get them while you can.
Art of Play
In collaboration with Dan & Dave, PRIME is our first custom deck designed and illustrated by Ben Newman in the United Kingdom. Using only primary colors and simple shapes, this deck is striking and simple.
The borderless design is ideal for Cardistry techniques such as card fans and display cuts, something our founders know a thing or two about.
Turn the deck over and you will find a collection of custom illustrations featuring minimal court cards designed from nothing more than shapes and colors.
Printed to perfection by the Expert Playing Card Co.
Limited to 3,000 decks.
Dan & Dave
The Ultimate Deck is a one-of-a-kind, luxury deck of playing cards showcasing stunning works of art on every card. Produced in collaboration with award-winning design firm, Stranger & Stranger.
The Ultimate Deck features 54 unique works of art, each with an elaborate back design. Every single card in the Ultimate Deck is represented with a story, incorporating classical art, as well as works from todays leading illustrators.
Packaged in a gorgeous tuck-case of extraordinary detail featuring embossed elements and foil accents. Each deck is carefully packaged and sealed with a vintage-inspired tax stamp.
Stranger & Stranger is a packaging design and branding company specializing in alcoholic drinks. Since 1994 they have named, researched and registered wines and spirits brands worldwide.
MailChimp Playing Cards
Flesh & Bones
Each card has been rigorously designed to create a unique deck that combines digital precision with illustrative flair.
The court cards feature detailed, hand-drawn illustrations based on mythical creatures like the Kraken and a Nymph, and ancient gods, such as Triton and Medusa.
Designers, Chris and Marylou have always had a passion for the weird and wonderful and wanted to express their take on it through this deck.
Contrastingly, the tuck box and back designs are precise and minimal, consisting of illusional line patterns and geometric shapes.
Art of Play
Inspired by the Dragons of lore, Draconian Spitfire (blue) and Lightning (red) are a premium pair of custom Playing Cards. Designed by Randy Butterfield and beautifully printed by the Legends Playing Card Co.
The cards feature a borderless optical illusion design formed from Dragon Scales. The face cards incorporate a clean design that keeps them very functional and provides the highest level of playability.
The tuck case is intricately embossed and debossed with foil and a shinny uv coating that really makes this deck stand out from anything we've seen before.
Dan & Dave
After over two years of production, you can now wander down the Champs-Élysées with a pack of our Voltige playing cards in hand. Designed in collaboration with Henri de Saint Julien & Jacques Denain, the creators behind Tungstene, a deck that’s become not only a rarity, but a paragon in the collections of those lucky enough to own a pack. We are confident that in the same way as its fabled predecessor, Voltige will quickly become a modern classic.
Voltige, a name stemming from the french word for “aerial” often used to describe the apex gesture of a flourish, is a true testament to our creative ingenuity and drive to constantly push the boundaries of custom playing cards. Not unlike Georges Haussmann’s reconstruction of the streets of Paris, each deck features a design that’s innovative, modern, and exceptionally bourgeois.
Perhaps one of our most tedious endeavors to date, we’ve managed to create a custom lateral opening tuck case. Often times while in production the slightest error meant disposing of the entire batch. Each deck of Voltige, fitted with our innovative perforated seal, comes packaged in the exemplification of our standard of perfection.
In an effort to continue the transcendence of our limitations, each box attributes a layer of “soft-touch coating” - a texture that will surely add an entirely new dimension to the future of playing cards. Every pack off the line is printed and hand-assembled in the USA.
The back design is a display of two separate hands working in tandem to reach a singular goal. To us, this is the epitome of not only our life story, but of our brand as a whole. Today we work in tandem to bring you the next chapter in the future of playing cards.
Rarebit, Copper Ed.