Implicit Playing Cards came to life in 2017 when over 300 of you beautiful people funded the V1's. After 4 days they were 100% funded, and by the end of the campaign the V1's were 200% funded, had secured deals with companies like Murphy's Magic, and they were enjoyed by many people worldwide... absolutely insane!
And now, after almost a year of researching ways to make these better/prototyping new ways to make these stand out, I think we're onto something. I have taken on board all of the feedback I have received and have made some changes which I'm sure you will all appreciate.
Ok, so what's different?
One of the big differences with this campaign is that this time I have looked into/decided to use Gamblers Warehouse to fulfill all of the orders to ensure you all get them on time + to make postage more affordable. Last campaign I may have messed up... I never expected it to be so successful so my original plans were to send ALL orders out myself...would not recommend, it took so long and ended up costing way more than expected (AusPost isn't the friendliest service to use). Hey, we all make mistakes right?
Now that that's out of the way, on to the physical changes.
The V2's, to me, have such a candy/tasty color vibe to them. Various shades of blues, yellows, and reds come together to make these cards a vibrant fashion statement while in your hands.
DID SOMEONE SAY FOILING?
Picture this, you're at a party and one of your friends tells a bunch of people that you're a magician. Those people immediately think of their cringey uncle who knows one self-working card trick that he does at every family gathering...not a good visual. They ask you to show them something, so you go ahead and whip your deck out (puns) and as you do so, the light catches on the foiling of the box and the cards which draws everyone's attention to you and your deck. All of a sudden you notice people start cheering and asking you for your autograph before you've even done a trick because they know that you must be a big f-ing deal if you have a deck that looks this good #BigDeckEnergy.
Manufacturer and Card Stock
For the V2's, I tried to find a manufacturer who would be able to do all the different colors of foiling on the cards and box. Turns out that any more than 2 colors of foiling makes the process very difficult. The only company to come back to me with enthusiasm to find a way to make these a reality was Cartamundi in Belgium. These guys are the legends behind decks such as: Regalia, Ravn Playing Cards, Cardistry Touch, Copag 310's, etc., etc., etc.
- Standard Poker size
- Superlux paper stock, especially selected for cardistry and magic (snappy, soft touch perfect for springs and aerials).
- True Linen B9 finish (developed purely for cardistry and magic. The True Linen structure gives the cards their distinctive texture. Topped off with N °9 Cardistry & Magic Varnish.
- Cold foil