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Legends Porcelain Chinese Zodiac Playing Cards LPCC

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Legends Porcelain Chinese Zodiac Playing Cards LPCC

$17.99 USD
 per 

Legends Porcelain Chinese Zodiac Playing Cards

The Blue & White Porcelain deck was designed and illustrated by Shann Larsson as part of a project between the SCAD Collaborative Learning Center and the Legends Playing Card Company.

The ‘Blue & White Porcelain’ deck features hand painted and digitally refined illustrations that are inspired by traditional Chinese blue and white ceramics. To mimic this as closely as possible, we have printed Spot UV varnish over certain parts of each card back as well as the tuck box, giving the artwork a highlight and shine that enhances the color and gives the cards that extra special, yet subtle, elegant touch. We can now offer this print service to any of our customers who want a similar feature for their artwork.

Thematically, the design references the twelve animals of Chinese astrology. The zodiac animals of each face-card were individually hand painted in watercolor, with their edges digitally refined to create a clean, modern, yet subtly traditional work of art. Pattern like abstractions both construct the face-cards and serve as decorative embellishments to the tuck. The deck's geometric and organic forms also draw inspiration from modern Scandinavian porcelain.

The deck is a fusion of east and west, much like the city from which the deck was born – Hong Kong. The home of Legends Playing Card Co., bring you a new standard to playing card quality and innovation.

Printed in a limited 1st edition print-run of around 1,000 decks, this is a truly special piece of art and design that you can hold in your hands!

2017 Release

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L. F. Antrider
great deck

To describe it in a limited wordspace, the deck is porcelain. It legitimately feels like a glazed porcelain tea cup or something. The *emerald Finish is a contender. I'm not saying it's the best finish, not saying it should be the last one you try, but it allowed Legends to literally create texture on the back of the cards with the ink. The little white spots and the blue waves on the card backs have the slightest texture which further tricks your mind into thinking you're holding a deadly piece of pottery. (*Cough * card throwers might like this deck*)

Now we get to the trouble and that's the fan. This design is meant to fan and it does fan and when it does fan it does so beautifully. However, I wouldn't expect this to fan right out the box. I had to use the deck for a few hrs just to get it to fan at all and after about 8-10 hrs of random play it can still clump at times. I'm guessing that is a tradeoff you make for having the aforementioned texturing on the back. Still. You can fan it eventually and I can only imagine how fine a big fan is going to look.

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L. F. Antrider
great deck

To describe it in a limited wordspace, the deck is porcelain. It legitimately feels like a glazed porcelain tea cup or something. The *emerald Finish is a contender. I'm not saying it's the best finish, not saying it should be the last one you try, but it allowed Legends to literally create texture on the back of the cards with the ink. The little white spots and the blue waves on the card backs have the slightest texture which further tricks your mind into thinking you're holding a deadly piece of pottery. (*Cough * card throwers might like this deck*)

Now we get to the trouble and that's the fan. This design is meant to fan and it does fan and when it does fan it does so beautifully. However, I wouldn't expect this to fan right out the box. I had to use the deck for a few hrs just to get it to fan at all and after about 8-10 hrs of random play it can still clump at times. I'm guessing that is a tradeoff you make for having the aforementioned texturing on the back. Still. You can fan it eventually and I can only imagine how fine a big fan is going to look.