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Interview with Playing Card Designer Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards)

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Interview with Playing Card Designer Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards)

Who is Jody Eklund? Jody Eklund is the man behind Black Ink Playing Cards, a creator of more than half a dozen successful playing card projects on Kickstarter, and a popular designer with a strong following of fans. The market for custom playing cards often feels saturated, so to be successful you have to have something that sets you apart. But Jody Eklund has that special "something", because what makes his decks of playing cards unique are two things, and the combination of these two elements has created a real demand for Jody's decks and contributed to the ongoing success of...

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Interview with Playing Card Designer Karin Yan of Bona Fide Playing Cards

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Interview with Playing Card Designer Karin Yan of Bona Fide Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Karin Yan? Bona Fide Playing Cards is a creative outfit based in Spain, that has produced several beautiful decks of custom playing cards. The expression bona fide comes from Latin, and literally means "in good faith", and so hence today "genuine, real, sincere". And that's what Bona Fide Playing Cards strives for in their decks of playing cards, as they explain: "a genuine union between the genuine love for art in general and beautiful and unique playing cards in particular, covering a wide range of themes and styles. Despite their relatively short history, Bona...

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Interview With a Living Legend of Card Magic: Magician Harry Lorayne

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Interview With a Living Legend of Card Magic: Magician Harry Lorayne

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Harry Lorayne? A brief biography American magician Harry Lorayne is a living legend of magic. Born in 1926, he recently turned 92 years old, and has outlasted nearly all of his contemporaries. Anyone somewhat familiar with the history of magic and with the biggest names of card magic from the second half of the 20th century, will certainly recognize Mr Lorayne's name and be aware of his work. He has sold more than 17 million copies of over 40 books, including a large number of classic works on card magic. He was one of...

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