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Cardistry: 3 Questions with Bryan Fang of the Tessellatus Deck

Currently funding on Kickstarter, the Tessellatus deck features a mosaic-themed back design, paired with a vivid and vibrant color palette. The deck is fully custom and the face cards are designed with the similar vibrant colourway and mosaic theme. Designed by specifically for cardistry by Bryan Fang of Hunkydory cards, whose main goal is to contribute to the growing art of cardistry and community that he loves. Bryan said,
I first thought of the name when listening to David Bowies album "Hunkydory", when listening to his songs, it made me feel happy and free of trouble, which is what the word itself means. I want to translate this emotion into my cardistry and the cards we produce, to promote a positive environment.
We asked Bryan three questions about the Tessellatus deck, the cardistry community, and his favorite flourishes.

What is your inspiration behind the Tessellatus deck? How did you come up with the idea?
My creative process is purely spontaneous, ideas I think of are often completely unplanned. The Tessellatus design was spontaneous as well, which is kind of cool in a sense, where it represents my creative process. Tessellatus started out as a very different design, it also wasn't too well received from the community, so I took that response and played around with Photoshop a bit more. I found out how cool different geometric shapes looked when placed next to each other, so then the main design was made. The original design was only grey and a dark tone of blue, taking inspiration from Absolut vodkas, but I didn't like that either. I changed the colors around a bit, and the designed turned into the present day Tessellatus.

Funded in less than 2 days! What do you think of the cardistry community in terms of the feedback and support that you’ve been getting so far?
Haha ya. We were able to reach our goal of $5,000 in only 12 hours! I honestly did not expect this at all, thanks everyone! The biggest difference between Cardistry and all of the other art forms, is the community. The Cardistry community truly is amazing, everyone is out there to grow the art and help each other out. I'm a big reddit user and I'm also pretty active on the Cardistry discord, so to see them support the campaign means a lot to me.

Finally, what are your favourite flourish and playing card decks? 
My favorite flourish hmm, i'd have to say its either the riffle fan by Dimitri Arleri, or Pandora by Dan and Dave Buck. My favorite deck of cards are probably Tally-Hos (gotta love em), but I'm also a big fan of Cardistry Con 2016s, Smoke and Mirrors and Playrights.

Thanks Bryan and congratulations for hitting the funding goal! The Tessellatus deck is available now on Kickstarter for $12.
Cardistry: 3 Questions with Bryan Fang of the Tessellatus Deck Reviewed by Ivan on 4/28/2017 Rating: 5

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