Card Gear is our monthly feature dedicated to discovering new inventory, setup and accessories used every day by card designers, cardists, magicians and collectors. The concept originated from the popular social media site, Instagram: #passthepockets. Whenever one of these hashtags come up on the social news feed, there's always something new to discover, no matter who that person is.
For the final card gear of 2016, we have the EDC of Blake Brenneman, founder of Kairos Playing Cards and producer of the Revelation playing cards, a deck that was born of Blake’s love for theology. Ordained as a pastor, awarded an honorary doctorate in Divinity, and an atheist by the time he was 22, Blake has distilled his love of religion and medieval architecture into that deck of cards.
When he isn’t producing playing cards, Blake is studying Marketing and Behavioral Economics at George Mason University, right outside of Washington, DC. He has a special interest in proposition betting and gambling sleights, as can be seen in his gear spread: lucky dice from the Civil War, a half dollar, and an Erdnase pocket bible, among other essentials. He is always looking both backwards and forwards for inspiration.
Feel free to check him out on Facebook or Kairos Playing Cards. If you like the art of the Revelation deck, check out the very talented artist on Instagram (@mfmessar).
+ Lucky Civil War Dice (1863)
+ Kennedy Half Dollar
+ Skagen G.E.E.F Special Edition
+ Retro 52 Pen Joker Special Edition
+ Lanxivi Jinhao Century Celluloid Pen in Smoke
+ ZTE Prestige
+ Sacchi Leather Card Case
+ Orange Expert at the Card Table Pocket Bible
+ Brown Leather Journal from C.R. Gibson
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