‘Serpentine’ Playing Cards
The latest production from Lawrence Sullivan’s Legends Playing Card Co (LPCC) is an exquisitely crafted poker-style deck in which vintage playing card artwork has been given a 21st century makeover resulting in a classically ornate look with modern elegance. The deck also includes new pips and a custom Ace and Joker illustrated by Stuart Palm.
The cards are a showcase of cutting-edge manufacturing technology from a new factory somewhere in Asia. The court card designs chosen are attractively patterned with very precise printing registration. The box is tasteful in a classic style with embossing and subtle colour schemes, giving a pleasing retro feel. The backs are a crisp and sophisticated reworking of the classic artwork. And above all the deck handles ultra-smoothly thanks to the ‘Emerald Finish’.
Martin Mystère based on the comic book by Alfredo Castelli. The cards were designed by Giancarlo Alessandrini.
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