News: Bicycle Monster Montage Playing Card Project Launches On Kickstarter


It has been an interesting few months here with In fact, I haven’t posted much and some of you may have wondered why? or where I went? I’ll have you know I didn’t go far. Over the past few months I have been meticulously working on my very own Bicycle playing card deck. The deck merges two of my ... Read More »

News: The Blue Crown Releases Crown Luxury Deck: Diamond Edition (Only 2500 Printed)


Tonight on 12/26 The Blue Crown released the next playing card deck in their Crown Luxury Series and it is limited to only 2,500 decks. The new deck, which is dubbed the Diamond Edition, was designed by Randy Butterfield and boasts a brilliant white, silver and gold color scheme. According the The Blue Crown, the “faces are a classic Arrco design ... Read More »

Exclusive: Bicycle Monster Montage Playing Cards Coming In Late January To Kickstarter


In about a month’s time, Artist Carlos Bercini and I will be launching a custom playing card project on We have been designing a playing card deck for release in late January called Bicycle Monster Montage. The deck is inspired by vintage monster and horror movies from the first half of the 20th century. While most of the designs are ... Read More »

Press Release: World-renowned Playing Card Expert Buys Largest Internet Playing Card Forum – Match Made in Heaven


For Immediate Release: Toronto, Ontario. – December 17th, 2013 – In a surprise announcement, world-renowned playing card expert Tom Dawson stated that he has purchased “the Discourse at,” the world’s largest playing card Internet forum from previous owner and playing card designer, Alexander Yusupov.   The inspiration for selling The Discourse recalled twenty-two year old Alexander Yusupov, original founder ... Read More »

News: Bicycle Seven Seas Playing Cards Coming Soon To Kickstarter, Sneak Peek

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Douglas Ian Koozer and Jason A. Kreiger, of Harrisburg, PA design firm Brain Vessel, are gearing up to release a brand new nautical themed playing card deck on Kickstarter called Bicycle Seven Seas. The deck project, which is currently being teased on Brain Vessel’s Facebook page, will launch this winter and will also include custom coins and other reward items. If funded ... Read More »

Interview: Emmanuel José Discusses Playing Card Design And His Upcoming Release Clipped Wings

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Artist Emmanuel José, designer of the Curator Deck,  is somewhat of an  anomaly in the world of custom playing cards. Not only does he produce playing card decks in a style that is not often done but his art form is unlike standard graphic design. Instead of sitting down with a Wacom tablet and pen, Emmanuel works with X-Acto knives ... Read More »

News: Ellusionist Releases 60′s Ad Era Inspired Pressers Playing Cards


After a weekend of Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness, Ellusionist released a new deck today that is inspired by the 1960′s advertising era called Pressers Playing Cards. In fact, Ellusionist has gone as far as to say that the deck is “one of Don and Roger Sterling’s favorite sets of playing cards” and “is the talk of Sterling Cooper.” ... Read More »

Traction Gives An Inside Look Into The Development Of Bicycle Espionage Playing Cards (Guest Post)


Bicycle® Espionage is an all-new deck that launched on December 1 for members of Bicycle®’s Club 808. It’s another deck by the team at Traction, so invited them to share more behind their process and about the deck. Enjoy! The minute Traction knew this deck was a go, we had ideas for conveying secrecy in every element of the ... Read More »

News: Conjuring Arts Research Center Teases Thanksgiving Exquisite Playing Card Release


In a Facebook post earlier today, Conjuring Arts Research Center released an image of an upcoming playing card deck called Exquisite. Conjuring Arts has teased the deck in the past which features a tuck case functionality that is unlike a standard deck of cards. Instead of the top flap opening, the case opens from the side flap for side loading ... Read More »

News: Introducing Requiem Playing Cards; Designer Searching For Producer/Founder


This week Swedish-based designer Lorenzo Gaggiotti unveiled his playing card project called Requiem Playing Cards by launching a Facebook page for the project. Developed over the Summer of 2013, the deck is a 100% custom designed  and features broken Hearts, Clubs with thorns, cracked Diamonds and the Spades are actually dry leaves. The deck is neither a white or black deck but ... Read More »

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