The team at Enigma Cards based out of Monterrey, Mexico launched Enigma Playing Cards earlier this year on Indiegogo. Unfortunately, the project did not reach the funding goal. After reworking and enhancing some elements of the deck, ENIGMA Playing Cards are now available on the popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter and is already 101% funded!
Two years ago, Enigma Cards wanted to create a deck that would set itself apart from any known deck available in the current market, using elements not commonly used in playing card designs. To do that, they enlisted the help of Anagrama Studio, a world-renowned Mexican design team known for their work on architecture and branding.
The end-result is certainly intriguing! The card backs use horizontal traces to maintain and enhance the movement and flow of cardistry moves. It also suggests the idea of a riddle, a labyrinth, some might think there is something hidden in it. At the same time, the back design produces an optical illusion were the spectators brain might try to fill in the empty spaces between the horizontal traces enhancing the decks presence when performing.
The court cards have been designed with the same minimalist approach as the tuck, stripping down all the “heavy” elements from the court cards and making them simple and sleek. The ace of spades features the all-seeing eye embedded in a big spade that is being pierced by 2 swords.
You’ll also notice that the tuck box has taken more of a classy and elegant approach compared to the initial launch. It will feature the "spot UV" process that allows printing over black paper, leaving a shiny black print with an embossed effect over a black matte paper. On the front, the logo and the eye will be adorned with silver foil.