Pearl Playing Cards HCPC
Pearl Playing Cards
Not sold as a set, available in 2 editions
Pearl is inspired by the beauty of nature. There are two versions of Pearl Playing Cards: Sunrise and Sunset. They complement each other.
As "Impression, Sunrise" is a famous painting of the impressionism master, Monet, the Pearl Deck reminds us of the same style. That's why these decks are named Pearl Playing Cards: SUNRISE, and Pearl Playing Cards: SUNSET. These cards show a vivid color combination of Mother Nature with the impressionism theme. It's a varied version of SUNRISE.
It took more than one year to prepare this Pearl project, to perfect the final result. We repeatedly tested various aspects of Pearl, such as paper stocks for the tuck box, color rendering of designs, metallic inks, and finish of the cards. All these make Pearl one of a kind. The tuck box is made of specially imported paper stock, which shines like a real pearl! For Sunrise, the tuck box is gold foiled. Gold and bright-red metallic inks are applied on the face of the cards. On the other hand, for Sunset, the tuck box is bronze foiled, and bronze and dark-red metallic inks are applied.
Besides the difference of color rendering, the touches of the cards are different, too. Sunrise is made with Magic Finish, which makes the cards more slippery and shining, and easy to fan. Sunset is made with Royal Finish, which is less slippery and more suitable to apply fan powder. Each has its merit, so it depends on what sleight or flourish you wish to use.
Artwork is by Toomas Pintson, an Estonian card flourisher, and multimedia designer. He has designed several custom decks like Gemini Casino, Big Boy No.1, Mondrian, and Mako. All of them are so hot that they are out of stock now. Printed in Taiwan by Hanson Chien Production Company. Limited to 5000 decks.
I was just blown away by the Pearl Sunrise and Sunset decks when I first saw them, and was impressed from the moment when I held the colourful tuck boxes in my hand, with their pearl-like sheen. The impressionist style artwork on the bordered card backs were nice, but what really blew me away was how this had been incorporated onto the gorgeous court cards and signature Ace of Spades, with a stunning visual look that still employed classic pips and indices. Metallic inks for the clubs and spades finishes off the elegant look beautifully. It's an absolute treat to hold these cards in your hands, and I love how they are a fantastic blend of the traditional and the artistic, making them suitable for practical use and for visual flourishes. It's hard to say which of the two I like best - I think in the end I appreciate each of them even more alongside each other, because they complement each other beautifully as a set. Outstanding!
WOW ! i have to say this deck is great, IMO one is for cardistry as the finish feels like it is "Powered" , the other is smooth in turn of spread. Both are equally amazing.
Looks even better when they are Giant-Fanned