Designed by New Zealand cardist Eliot Slevin, Clouded Paper Playing Cards feature 54 completely unique playing cards. This deck does something quite unusual - no two backs are the same. Every card is unique, yet tied together as a deck with a marbled paper aesthetic. This is a deck designed for cardistry and appreciation.
I never wanted to make a standard deck of cards. After lots of experimentation and inspiration, I really started to love the idea of a deck with unique backs. However, all the cards have to 'feel' as if they're from one deck - there needs to be a central theme. I realised texture could provide this - allowing a uniform aesthetic with variations and imperfections between the cards.
With such strong variation coming from the backs, I felt the faces needed to be neutral and expected to balance the deck. The faces are standard American faces, with a few surprises.
There is one double-sided card with duplicated backs. This was requested to be added for some unique magic routines.
Limited edition. Printed by The U.S. Playing Card Co.