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USPCC: Discoverie Deck by Vanishing Inc. Magic and BBM

15 Aug

Court cards are converted Bicycle standard court cards. They as well as all pips, Jokers and the illustrated card imitate woodcuts (xylography) from the 16th-century books. Jokers and the illustrated card do that in classic way. Pictures on court cards and pips do that in creative way. Sam chose different tints of brown and red colours to create a visual difference between “black” and “red” suits. So “red” court cards have more different red tints and “black” court cards have more different brown tints. The text shows through pictures of court cards and pips which underlines the effect of woodcuts.

The King of Spades: Discoverie Deck – Bicycle Standard Deck

Discoverie-Deck-King-of-Spades-comparison

The Queen of hearts: Discoverie Deck – Bicycle Standard Deck

Discoverie-Deck-Queen-of-Hearts-comparison

Woodcut is a relief printing artistic technique in printmaking in which an image is carved into the surface of a block of wood. Printing parts remain on the appropriate surface while the non-printing parts are removed. The surface is covered with ink by rolling over it with an ink-covered roller. Multiple colours can be printed by keying the paper to a frame around the woodblocks. In this case a different block is used for each colour.

KINGS

Discoverie-Deck-King-of-Spades Discoverie-Deck-Kings

QUEENS

Discoverie-Deck-Queen-of-Spades Discoverie-Deck-Queens

JACKS

Discoverie-Deck-Jack-of-Hearts Discoverie-Deck-Jack-of-Diamonds

Back design of these playing cards probably imitates the inside of the book cover and is noticeably one way. I guess the book happened to be in possession of some curious magician who couldn’t get over the first page of it ;). I almost can see his thumbprint on the left bottom corner of the “cover”.

On the other hand it can be the front of the book cover as such “enhanced” corners of book covers were popular that time.

Discoverie-Playing-Cards-back

Find the discount code on BBM’s playing cards

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Other decks by Big Blind Media:

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See other playing cards printed by USPCC (Category: “USPCC”).

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