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Bēhance: Card Noir Deck by AXL

These playing cards (a project) were designed by Hungarian artist AXL (nickname). His main inspirations for creating the deck were: the black and white world of the film noir genre, paper collages and the style of cigarette cartons with parallel lines and geometric shapes. AXL adhered to the rotated figures of traditional playing cards and he also kept the line-drawing style.

The artists used the four suits of playing cards to describe the different groups of characters. Basically the figures under the same sign are together, like they were in a film situation. He revealed the face and only one hand of each character to explore its personality and insider intensions. AXL also put symbolic objects around them to show their occupations or interests. There are some additional symbols on the ten cards too which can help with additional identification of the characters.

© AXL 2012

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D&D: Fulton’s Clip Joint Playing Cards

Dan_and_Dave_logoThese playing cards are produced by D&D in collaboration with its Creative Director Brad Fulton. Brad Fulton was the ideologist of this deck. D&D supported his idea with its knowledge and experience in the field of playing card production.

D&D was founded by two brothers (Dan & Davein 2001. Their catalogue has grown from a single homemade videotape to hundreds of books, videos, playing cards and accessories for magicians. They are mainly concentrated on card magic and flourishes.

The deck was printed by USPCC in 2011. Poker size. 52 playing cards + 2 Jokers + 2 Information Cards.

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