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Published June 14, 2022 Updated June 14, 2022

Nomad Luxury Playing Cards

Luxury playing cards produced by Theory11 in collaboration with The Nomad Hotel in New York City.

USA Theory11 United States Playing Card Co. Chad Michael Advertising Luxury 2015

Above: paper seal bearing the seal of The State of New York and the address of the Nomad Hotel. See the seal on the box.

Above: the Nomad Hotel in New York City.

Nomad Playing Cards from Theory11 were inspired by actual architectural elements of The Nomad Hotel in New York City. From the fireplace in the lower level to the hotel’s signature phrase: 'Made Nice'. The deck's intended to be sold to luxury deck collectors as well as visitors of the hotel itself.

Theory11 focuses on the production of luxury decks for franchises such as James Bond other hotels such as The Hollywood Roosevelt in Hollywood, Los Angeles

The Nomad Playing Cards are said to have a preimum quality and finish. Designed by Chad Michael the deck features a custom vintage design, reimagined Jokers, a gold embossed tuck case - and a stamp bearing the seal of The State of New York.

There are 56 cards in the deck: 52 playing cards, 2 jokers, 2 gaff cards. One gaff card reads "abracadabra" and the other reads "Fronti Nulla Fides • The Magician", which means no reliance can be placed on appearance.

Above: the front of the box.

Above: the back of the box.

Above: custom joker, with The Simple Fool on a bannerol.

Above: custom ace of spades, with Luxury Playing Cards on a bannerol.

Above: the back and a selection of court cards which are decorated with gold metalic ink.

Above: side of the Box. Luxury Playing Cards, Crafted in the United States for the Nomad Hotel NYC.

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