Card tricks are a classic in the world of magic. They bring together everything that makes an illusion truly great: a familiar object in a deck of cards, whose contents and physical properties can be manipulated by a master magician to produce astonishment. Doing this right requires all of the qualities that a good magician should possess – namely showmanship, dexterity and an ability and willingness to deceive and distract.
These are just some of the reasons that card trickery has acquired such a rich history in the world of professional magic. Every famous magician in history seems to have made a start with a deck of cards – and some are still squeezing amazing tricks from this simple yet brilliant magical device.
On this site we sell a host of different decks of cards, as well as the expert instruction necessary to master the art of manipulating them. But we’re also interested in cards from an aesthetic and design point of view. The classic fifty-two card French deck has proven so enduring that its images are synonymous with magic.
That’s why as well as selling decks of cards, we also sell uncut sheets imprinted with the designs. With the addition of a frame, these make excellent wall decorations in the home of anyone with an appreciation for magic, card-gaming, or even simple good design.
Note that the edges of an uncut sheet may be slightly scuffed, as this part of the sheet is discarded when cutting a deck. This can be disguised, however, with the help of an appropriate frame.