Banksy Playing Cards Piatnik
Banksy Playing Cards
This is a single standard deck of playing cards featuring the art of Banksy.
Created in Austria by PIATNIK. The Piatnik factory was established in 1824 and is a recognized symbol of Vienna. When speaking about Playing Cards in Austria or anywhere else in the world, PIATNIK inevitably comes to mind. Both the production methods and the assortment have changed significantly in the 185 year history of the company. An annual output of 25 million Playing cards, 1 million Board Games and 1 million Jigsaw Puzzles is proof that traditional games have lost none of their appeal. As ever Playing cards remain the central product category and PIATNIK offers the largest selection of standard and luxury Playing Card items worldwide. In the interest of product diversity and quality PIATNIK constantly pursues technical advancement and innovation in the production and processing of its wide range.
Deck is brand new and sealed in cello wrap.
The finish makes the cards feel a little cheap and stick together more than usual, but the card stock is thick and holds up fine to repeated shuffling. There is a good variety of pieces, but unfortunately a few are cropped in a way that cuts off part of the art. Overall a decent deck, but probably better for casual use rather than cardistry or magic.
This is a really cool collector deck. I don't know that it would really worth using for playing or cardistry so much but still nice. Every card has different artwork and while it is listed as "Unofficial" I have my doubts about that as there is a small Banksy art piece next to the ad copy that speaks about how it is an unofficial deck and in that artwork is a rat holding a sign that says, "You lie". Soo, who knows?