Infinitas Playing Cards USPCC
Infinitas Playing Cards
Creativity is boundless, endless, unlimited. A world of possibilities.
The Infinitas Playing Cards, designed by Rian Lehman, is a tribute to the world of infinite possibilities and interconnectivity. Printed by US Playing Card Company, with all custom art (pips, faces, even the indices), the theme carries throughout the deck -- and each artistic nuance begs to be discovered. Made in the USA and includes specially printed gaff cards.
When placed in capable hands, the magician or cardist can let their creativity flow -- not bound by convention.
Let your mind be open, wrap your fingers around each card, and feel it.
What are you going to create?
The deck handles very well, but the pips are a bit hard to read and will take some getting used to. Back design is a little too minimalist for my liking
This deck uses a modernist sensibility while maintaining the classic design philosophy that best works with playing cards (that philosophy being consistency, simple line art, a tight concept, and a small and defined color palette). The pips are beautiful, though slightly confusing for some people to identify at first. And the backs, while pleasant, don't look the best when fanned in somebody's hand during a game, since all the cards fanned behind the first card give the impression of having blank backs. The only other thing I don't like is the gunmetal gray detailing used on the black-suited court cards, since it makes the artwork slightly muddy-looking when compared to the clean, energetic look of the red cards. However, this last thing is really a small complaint, as the gray is sparse.
Infinitas is Spanish for infinite, and this deck pays homage to this paradoxical concept of that which never ends. Rian Lehman's goal was to pay tribute to the infinite possibilities that lie before us, as well as the idea of interconnectivity. These concepts find a home on the tuck box, which has multiple figure-eight symbols - the classical and elegant image of pure infinity - linked together.
The cards defy traditional stereotypes, and are good examples of the boundless potential that awaits when we break with the standard. The custom backs offer a minimalist design based on interlocking infinity symbols, which looks gorgeous in cascades/waterfalls. The infinity symbol is the key that unlocks this deck, and you will find it everywhere, especially as the defining shape used to construct the custom pips, making them more artistic than practical. With the court cards minimalism continues to be king.
The printing is by USPCC, which proves that even our Bicycle loving companions are willing to join us in a class of philosophy if it is quality that we're after.
The Infinitas deck invites anyone with a pioneering and creative spirit to be its companion. If you're looking for something truly original and unique, and want to be inspired to spread your wings and break free anything that constrains, this is a deck for you. This minimalist deck is durable and smooth, and should last even longer than your dreams. - BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame