Hand illustrated by mentalist & magician Stuart Palm, Gnostic Playing Cards have been released by Legends Playing Card Company today July 16, 2014. According to the press release, Gnostic Playing Cards is "a deck of playing cards designed to inspire passion in those who pursue hidden mysteries. Ancient Gnostic imagery and alchemical symbols have been interwoven into exquisite hand-illustrated artwork. The elements of the design are a product of his research into Gnostic imagery and represent a love for hidden knowledge and ancient wisdom."
Gnostic is one of the first decks on the playing card scene to use foil within the tuck case, which is a feature that truly raises the bar in playing card design and production. Gnostic features thin 2mm white borders and a two-way back design - both of which are fan favorites of magicians and cardists alike. Gnostic comes in two deck colors, lapis blue and rose gold and black. There is also a limited edition red deck that will be available solely through the Conjuring Arts Research Center.
Gnostic Playing Cards are the latest release to come out of Legends Playing Card Company, which is based in Asia and run by Lawrence Sullivan. Lawrence is the mastermind behind the original Legends Playing Cards, which were release almost two years ago. The popularity of the original Legends lead to the creation of this brand new contender in the small world of playing card printing.