Infinitas Playing Cards by Rian Lehman and Murphy’s Magic delivers something new to playing cards. Minimalist in color, the design is unique and with only 5,000 deck printed and at a $9.95 price point, they may go fast, real fast.
The ad copy states:
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?
Before you open the tuck case, you will see the script word “Infinitas” printed across the front of the box with interconnecting ovals. The background of the box is an off white color that looks like a close-up photograph of an old wall painted white, faded by a slight covering of dust. The flap of the tuck case says “Your choices are half a chance, so are everybody elses.” Very philosophical!
The Clubs and Spades have only black color on them set against the white back. The Hearts and Diamonds have a brick red ink with black ink. The only exception is that the Court cards have bright red tiny Diamonds and tiny Hearts on the character’s outfits. Each Court card has the infinity sign on it which some may think is the number eight on the royal uniforms. Interestingly, the tiny Diamonds and the tiny Hearts on the Court cards, as well as tiny Spades and tiny Clubs on the Court cards, are instantly recognizable. However, the suit index pips on every card (and on the Aces) are difficult to discern. The Hearts look very phallic and the Diamonds are a cool design, but they certainly don’t look like Diamonds at first glance. The Clubs look like Clubs as we know them and the Spades look very much like the custom Hearts, just upside down. All the artwork is custom and the Queen of Hearts has a tear drop falling from one eye.
The card backs are symmetrical and look like a series on interlocking ovals. There are two identical Jokers that contain the printed word “Joker”, but do not have any graphic of a person or individual, just an infinity sign and some of the letters that make up the word “Infinitas”. There is also a double-backer and a blank-faced card.
The cards feel a bit thinner than your standard Bikes, but because I did not measure them, I cannot say for sure.
These cards are not made from a mold and they depart from any standard issue. The original artwork is incomparable to anything else and for those that like eclectic cards, you should pick-up a deck, before they are sold out.
This unique and cool deck of cards can be found at any Murphy’s Magic outlet!