There have been quite a few new decks rolling out over November, in time for Christmas. In this edition of Bicycle Cards UK Best Decks, we have picked three decks that stand out for their originality. The Peak decks have two options, night and day. This is a really nice touch as you can theme which deck you use, to the time of the performance, or use it for ‘colour changes’ or transformations. The puzzle deck is simply stunning and the clever design gets even more fascinating, the more you examine it. Finally we look at the Dia de los Muertos deck. Seen James Bond Spector? Get in on the action with this stunning design..
Peak Playing Cards illustrates each of Colorado’s fifty-three 14ers, which are mountains over 14,000 feet above sea level. The suits are custom created. The font for the pips is contemporary, thin, and compliments the design. A nice detail is that the direction of the lines for the hearts/diamonds and clubs/spades lean in opposite directions, making it easy to quickly distinguish between suits of the same colour. Find out more
Puzzled Playing Cards have Puzzle piece card backs. It’s a cohesive strange aesthetic, as the more you inspect them, the more they start to look similar. The King, Queen, and Jack are represented by letter shaped puzzles which looks great! The ace of spades looks like many puzzle pieces that fit together creating a spade. With a soft colour tone, this deck handles well and looks beautiful. Find out more
Dia de los Muertos 2nd Edition Black have a new design and new illustrations but still printed by USPCC, the Second Edition is a continuation of the themes explored in the first – the spirit, art and tradition of the holiday that is Dia de los Muertos. This time artist, Dave Edgerly, has added more depth of field, vibrancy and detail to a design that is a true evolution from last year. Find out more