Craig Lewis Custom Playing Cards & Product Design Studio Specialising in product development and production for the card industry, game industry and magic industry
Specialising in custom designed playing cards, incorporating images from top artists around the world to create inspiring card designs.
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Coming soon to Kickstarter GOLD DRAGON (STANDARD EDITION) MAGIC TRICK DECK + [LIMITED EDITION] TURNING JAPANESE PLAYING CARDS Featuring illustrations by world famous artist Marine Loup! LAUNCH DAY OFFER OF FREE DECKS FOR ALL BACKERS OF THIS KICKSTARTER PROJECT WHEN IT GOES LIVE!
Specialising in custom designed playing cards, incorporating images from by top artists around the world to create inspiring card designs. Current decks available are the newly released Black Dragon Series Playing Cards. These Decks are signature limited edition decks (only 500 of each printed). These are available to order from the following leading Magic Stores as well as from several Ebay Stores which include -
Introducing Black Dragon Series Playing cards Created in collaboration with world famous artist Marine Loup, this deck series incorporates her world famous illustrations that meld ancient Japanese tradition and folklore into stunning visuals with modern appeal. After a very successful Kickstarter campaign the Dragon Series is back with our Limited Edition Alternate Art Deck Collection
The Black Dragon Series are playing cards reimagined. From unleashed dragons to the determined black koi … these cards are made to be played, but designed to capture the imagination. Each deck comes themed with unique images and color combinations that are coated with a special treatment making the decks ideal for sleight of hand manipulation and tricks for professional magicians.
Unleashed worldwide in Standard Edition Black Special Edition Black Special Edition Green Special Edition Silver Special Editon Gold Limited Edition Gold. For a limited time, each Special Edition deck features signature on each joker card as well as four themed King Dragon cards, with each cards face printed in the matching color of your chosen deck style.
The Special Edition Gold Dragon Deck comes features signatures on four golden King Dragon cards , a golden Ace of Spades, as well as two golden Alternate Art Joker Cards.
Note * Sample images only, final product differs slightly from images shown on this website
Built upon legend.....inspired by ancient tradition as well from the inspiring illustrations created by the amazingly talented artist Marine Loup, it is with great honor and pride that I am able to share with you, the 'Black Dragon Series' of playing cards, developed by CLCPC Studio 52. THe Black Dragon Series Of Playing Cards has just been unleashed to the world through Kickstarter and all 'unleashed' decks are now available for a limited time with a production limit of only 100 of each deck style.
DECK REVIEW by Craig Lewis ''On every level these cards are amazing!. From the design, look, feel and functionally, the black dragon series of playing cards offer an unforgettable experience you will never forget once you place your hands on them. For me, from the moment I first took them out of the box and felt the crisp cards in my hands, I was excited. The first thing I noticed was the awesome details of the black dragon card backing, it's hard to take your eyes off. Immediately after I noticed the impressive air pocket finish as I proceeded to fan the cards. I turned the cards over to look at the face of the cards. Straight away I noticed the black finish, which looks absolutely awesome, and you can really notice the premium quality look of the card stock. Going through the cards you notice the details in each of the card designs, especially when you get to the jacks, queens, kings and aces, which offer the ultimate level of eye candy with the illustrations they have on offer, provided by the amazingly talented Marine Loup!. After an impressive start, it was time to test the functionally the black dragon has to offer. The air pocket finish, which I like to call the dragon scale finish, offers a level of card control I have not yet experienced before. I found I had much greater control when manipulating the cards and it was much easier to perform all the regular tricks of the trade. I was so impressed with the black dragons that It was hard to put them down, and when I did, I put them on the bar next to the deck box and stood back in great admiration of what had just been created... and this was only the first sample product I had my hands on to see how it performed! from there it has grown and evolved to where it is now, in production and available for all to enjoy.....for a limited time that is! and trust me, you do not want to miss out on the opportunity to own one of these amazing decks!''
黑龍演替 中國撲克 Black Dragon Series Playing Cards Perfect for card enthusiasts, cardists and street magicians.
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Black Dragon Series Playing Cards are premium quality cards, designed and produced to meet the needs of a broad range of card enthusiasts worldwide. They are made from a very professional 310gsm casino paper cardstock from France, which has a linen finish with added air pockets making them more durable, better handling and more slippery due to the air pocket finish. Each card produced also contains the added quality of a black core layer center to block light shining through. The Black Dragon series of playing cards are perfect for professionals that require top quality cards, with the superior card handling and duribility that these card provide, they are a great addition to any cardist or magicians tool kit. With the added value of featuring illustrations by Marine Loup, this deck series really stands out as a great investment for any card enthusiast and/or card collector. You do not want to miss out on the chance to own your very own Black Dragon Deck. All Alternate Art decks and 'Unleashed' Standard, Special and Limited Edition decks never to be repeated after this offer ends.
(The Black Dragon Series Playing Card Development, created by CLCPC Studio 52, has been conducted in collaboration with the amazingly talented Marine Loup, with her 'Turning Japanese' gallery of illustrations featuring as the inspirational foundation for this card project).
Special thanks to Marine Loup for her contributions to the project.
Where it all began, and the inspiration behind this project...... The first image to take shape, which was then eventually applied to form part of the black dragon series of playing cards, was the "Black Koi" (featured as the joker card in this deck series) which was created by Marine Loup back in 2014 after she felt inspired by a legend about a group of Koi fish. The legend goes that through determination and perseverance, a single black koi was able to swim upstream to reach the top of a waterfall against all odds, overcoming demons that laughed and mocked the koi's efforts and who had also heightened the waterfall out of malice. It goes that after reaching the top of the waterfall, the gods who had witnessed the koi's efforts, turned the black koi into a Golden Dragon, the image of power and strength. This project draws it's inspiration from this legend and from Marine Loup and her Turning Japanese illustrations, and represents the determination and perseverance demonstrated by the black koi, battling against all odds to succeed. This representation has been symbolized by the black koi being featured as the joker in this deck series, to reflect the legend of how the demons had mocked and made fun of the black koi's efforts to swim upstream. The deck series builds to the release of a Limited Edition Gold Dragon deck to symbolize the black koi reaching the top of the waterfall and will feature the black koi's transformation into a Golden Dragon.
How the Black Dragon Series came to be........ I was working on several other game and product developments when In February 2017, after discovering Marine Loup''s Illustrations on social media, I immediately felt inspired to start a new project, so I contacted Marine with a project proposal. After presenting my ideas to Marine, she was happy to see where it could go so I got straight to work putting together some product design concepts to share with Marine and to then build from there. After countless hours and 4 months of designing and perfecting the final product, we are now launching the Black Dragon Series of playing cards and although this project took 4 months, technically, since the first image for this project was created by Marine back in 2014, this product has actually been 3 years in the making!. When you look at it this way, that really is a lot of time and artistic effort that has gone into eventually creating these decks of cards. Marine Loup is able to convey so much feeling and empathy into each subject matter for her artwork and there is a great sense of purpose and meaning behind each one of Marine's illustrations that has been used for this project, ones that are definitely worth drawing inspiration from.....and in knowing that, there is this certain feeling that you get when you hold one of these decks of cards in your hands .....it's pure magic!
Want more? Put a shoutout on our Facebook to your favorite cardist or Magician, and I will do my best to have them to feature as part of this deck series by having them personally sign a few decks which we can then be give away to those who helped make it all happen.
Upcoming Black Dragon deck releases Standard Edition Silver Standard Edition Gold
Followed by -
Turning Japanese Deck [LIMITED EDITION] + ???????????????????????? (To be revealed)
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Black Dragon Series Playing Cards are available from the following leading online retailers - - Vanishing Inc at https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/playing-cards/black-dragon-series-playing-cards/ - Penguin Magic at http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S22925 -Buyworthy at http://stores.ebay.com.au/buyworthy/ - Murphy's Magic at https://www.murphysmagic.com/ If you like, you can view the Black Dragon Series launch page where it all began as well as following us by clicking the follow button at www.kickstarter.com (to receive notifications of new deck launches on Kickstarter) To view the launch page, go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/754282482/black-dragon-deck-series?ref=nav_search or click the button below.
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