The goal of the design was to create a collection of works that used simple elements to compose a complex layout. This lead to a back design that is symmetrical and conducive for magic. With cardistry in mind, the two eyes on the back give viewers a point of focus when cutting the deck. The slight bleed into the borders makes your fans all the more alluring. Viscid also features an assortment of 55 fully custom faces.
The Courts have been modeled after the classic Arrco playing card faces but redone in grime style. The indices and pips are recolored in Flux blue and orange to reflect the classic red and black but provide some variation. These assets also feature a subtle outline to make them pop out even more. The ace of spades has been given special attention in order to create a design that fully encapsulates the mood of the deck. The two jokers were made to pay homage to grime portraits and we personally like to use them as a way to create our own real-life grime portraits. Finally, the deck also features a double-backer for our friends in the magic community.
The box reflects the deck design well without it being a direct copy. It provides a negative of what lies within while still having a few unique aspects. As most cardists and magicians would agree, there is no substitute for the quality that comes with a deck printed by USPC. For this reason, the long-time printers of Bicycle, Bee, Fontaine, OPC, and many other decks will also be printing Viscid. It is printed on a crushed bicycle stock for a premium shuffling experience. Paul Robaia and the Virts have famously used this stock on their decks in the past.
Card design: Samuel Gordon
Box design: Daniel Newton
Box renders: Simon Akers