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The Latest Design - Codename "Intersect"

What happens when you take inspiration from a classic, engraved-style deck, mix it with the complete opposite style of an abstractionist painter like Kandinsky, and confine the design foundation to only use a pencil and a set of french curves? Well, I'd say the result can be quite interesting.

One of my favorite classic decks is the red Aristocrat. I've had one on my "favorites" shelf since I began collecting cards and I've always loved the detail of the lines, coupled with the simplicity of just white lines on a single color. There is a purity to having a single color back,...

Behind the Scenes

Over the years I’ve had a lot of fun putting together some handmade items, and with last years Deco Personal Edition I took that to new areas with the custom made tuck boxes with personalized die cuts. It was a real challenge to develop those techniques but the results were great, and for the new Tendril project I’ve been able to advance this even further.

The Tendril Trilogy Megatuck and the Ascendant Special Edition both feature custom construction, die cuts and great little details, and I thought it would be fun to show you the steps needed to...