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 first card gear of 2017, we have the EDC of Alexander Chin, founder of Seasons Playing Cards (@seasonsplayingcards) which released the Seasons, Magna Carta, and most recently Apothecary series. The 27 year-old designer Chicago-based designer also created Portfolio52 which is the world's largest online playing card database dedicated to helping collector's manage and grow their collections. He has an obsession for cards as a medium of portable interactive art.
Alex has a background in Architecture and is extremely interested in packaging and interactive design experiences. Currently when not designing cards Alex is writing his first novel which has been a long standing bucket list item he's hoping to finally cross-off for 2017.
Alex's gear (Italics are Alex's comments):
+ Skagen Watch with Secondary Date Dial (I use the secondary dial as a visual progress bar for the month which helps me stay on track with my goals.)
+ Samsung Galaxy S7
+ Home Made Black Leather Wallet
+ Magna Carta Royals Deck
+ Jaybird Wireless Headphones (I'm super big on podcasts and audiobooks and when you move around a lot in the office, wireless makes the biggest difference especially when drawing.)
+ Stabilo Black Marker (Any gel/felt black pen 0.4 or under is good by me.)
+ Mini Post-It Pad (I used to carry a small notebook but it was too bulky. The post it pad is great for reminding me of my priorities for the day or jotting down random ideas so I don't forget. I like keeping things physical over using my phone for this kind of stuff.)
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