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The Illusionist deck is a custom Bicycle branded deck of playing cards, inspired by Magicians and Cardists, and printed by USPCC.
The Illusionist deck is a custom Bicycle branded deck of playing cards, inspired by Magicians and Cardists, and printed by USPCC.
594 backers pledged $17,604 to help bring this project to life.

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The Illusionist Deck - Bicycle Playing Cards, printed by USPCC.

Magicians are Illusionists, and we wanted a deck to actually feature Illusionists. We tried to create a modern interpretation of an Illusionist for the deck that would stand the test of time for our Inaugural deck. This is a 100% custom designed deck, manufactured and printed by USPCC.

If you've missed this project, go to http://www.luxplayingcards.com    - You can also follow us on Twitter @luxplayingcards

We’re really thrilled to share what we’ve come up with here. See some of the art for yourself:

Illusionist Dark playing card back
Illusionist Dark playing card back
Illusionist Deck - Aces
Illusionist Deck - Aces

Bicycle Illusionist Playing Card Deck Features: 

  • Printed by The United States Playing Card Company
  • Bicycle® branded
  • Inaugural Deck of LUX Playing Cards
  • Limited Edition deck has “First” printed on each tuck case, indicating a First Edition deck. Also indicates our Inaugural deck.
  • 100% completely custom designed cards, including art, pips, royalty, backs, everything.
  • Custom Tuck Case
  • Designed by artist Megan Wyreweden 
  • 56 cards including a full 52 card deck, plus 2 Jokers, a LUX First Edition ad card, and a double backed card.
  • Normal sized poker deck of playing cards.
  • Air-Cushion Finish. Also known as Magic Finish.
  • Printed on premium Bicycle card stock. Opportunity for upgraded top-shelf Bee card stock.
  • Inspired by magicians, illusionists, and cardists
Illusionist Spades - Bicycle Playing Cards
Illusionist Spades - Bicycle Playing Cards
Illusionist Cards - 2 through 5
Illusionist Cards - 2 through 5

 The tuck case pictures are below. You can see both the Light and Dark versions. Hopefully this gives you a better idea of what this will look like!

We loved creating the design here. You’ll see that some classic magician’s illusions were used in the art design, and you’ll see this across the royalty cards. 

Illusionist Diamonds - Bicycle Playing Cards
Illusionist Diamonds - Bicycle Playing Cards

We are extremely proud of the card back design. The cards are exceptionally detailed. For example, the Illusionist card back shows different cards being thrown through the air. You can see cards on the cards, down to the pips.

Illusionist Dark and Light card backs
Illusionist Dark and Light card backs

 The top of the line Bee card stock is an option as well for this Bicycle branded deck, and it will be guaranteed premium Bee card stock for all decks at the $45k mark. Bee stock means a minimum of 5,000 decks per deck type, which equates to 10,000 decks in this case with 2 deck versions.

Illusionist Bicycle Cards - 4 through 7
Illusionist Bicycle Cards - 4 through 7
Illusionist Clubs - Bicycle Playing Cards
Illusionist Clubs - Bicycle Playing Cards
Illusionist Deck - Light Limited Edition
Illusionist Deck - Light Limited Edition

Exclusive: This is a Limited Edition set of our Illusionist deck. Only 2,500 or fewer of each color (Dark and Light) Limited Edition decks will ever be printed. This Limited First Edition deck is marked by the word “First” on the actual tuck case as you would see in a book that prints its first edition. We will never print First Edition decks again. We wanted to add this touch for enthusiasts, collectors, cardists, and of course illusionists.

Illusionist Cards - 7 through 10
Illusionist Cards - 7 through 10
Illusionist Hearts - Bicycle Playing Cards
Illusionist Hearts - Bicycle Playing Cards

Choose from a Dark or Light version of the Illusionist deck. Tough decision, I know, so just grab both!

Goals, Awards, Stretches...

Goals, Awards, Stretches
Goals, Awards, Stretches

Add-Ons:

These Add-ons can be added to any backer level. You will simply increase the amount of your pledge according to what you would like to purchase here.

Add-Ons - add items to your pledge.
Add-Ons - add items to your pledge.

Here is a rendition of the Black Stainless Steel Ace of Spades from the Illusionist Deck. It is remarkable. The unique Ace of Spades as well as the moon design is cut out into the black stainless steel card to give an astounding effect. 2.5” by 3.5”, giving the same size as the actual playing card. Because of the cutout going through the card, the same amazing effect can be seen on both sides, so we went ahead and printed the design on both sides as well, so no matter which way it's turned, you get the same incredible result. This is an astounding collectable add-on.

Illusionist Black Stainless Steel Ace of Spades
Illusionist Black Stainless Steel Ace of Spades

The concept for the Illusionist deck is by Bryan Sloan, Founder of LUX Playing Cards. Megan Wyreweden is the artist for the Illusionist deck. Megan lives in the Seattle area, and her work has captured audiences from all over the globe. Megan has a deep affinity for nature, sci-fi, and fantasy, all of which have injected themselves into her work. Her work can be seen in different shows and events around the country.

We hope you enjoy the deck as much as we enjoyed creating it.

Illusionist Bicycle Dark Case
Illusionist Bicycle Dark Case

Risks and challenges

This Illusionist Bicycle playing card deck is being manufactured and printed by The United States Playing Card Company (USPCC) and the artwork is already approved, so there should be close to zero delays or risks with this project. We don't foresee any production delays, but if they happen, we will keep everyone updated and work through it. We will put all of our efforts into fulfilling everything in a timely fashion. The cards as well as add-ons are being manufactured by the big players. We will always be transparent and open with you. It's our highest priority to have everything in your hands as quickly as possible!

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    2 decks PLUS the custom Black Stainless Steel Ace of Spades from the Illusionist Deck: 1 Limited First Edition Dark Illusionist Deck & 1 Limited First Edition Light Illusionist Deck.

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    2 decks PLUS 1 Uncut Sheet of the Illusionist Deck, perfect for framing: 1 Limited First Edition Dark Illusionist Deck & 1 Limited First Edition Light Illusionist Deck

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    4 decks: 2 Limited First Edition Dark Illusionist Decks & 2 Limited First Edition Light Illusionist Decks

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    6 decks (half a brick): 3 Limited First Edition Dark Illusionist Decks & 3 Limited First Edition Light Illusionist Decks

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    6 decks (half a brick) PLUS a Limited Edition Uncut Sheet of the Illusionist Deck: 3 Limited First Edition Dark Illusionist Decks & 3 Limited First Edition Light Illusionist Decks

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    12 decks (1 full brick): 6 Limited First Edition Dark Illusionist Decks & 6 Limited First Edition Light Illusionist Decks

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