Peau Doux, Turquoise Edition

Peau Doux, Turquoise Edition

Released for a very short window by Art of Play, and then included in the 2021 Mystery Deck list, the Peau Doux - Turquoise Edition playing cards is an elegant deck that was inspired by a fascinating story of Cardini.

In collaboration with Potter & Potter and Pitchford Entertainment, Media and Magic, Art of Play produced this limited edition deck to celebrate the life and career of Richard Valentine Pitchford (1895-1973). Under the stage name of Cardini, Pitchford's flawless sleight of hand, effortless charm, and infectious humor garnered him the adulation of fellow magicians and international audiences.

Epiphanies await the curious mind.
Quote on the flap of the tuck.

This deck is a modern poker-sized replica of the special Peau Doux playing cards Cardini used in the performance of his legendary nightclub act "The Suave Deceiver." Special features include a vintage-inspired tuck box, letterpress-printed with gold metallic ink, and embossed typography. Custom tax stamp, ace of spades, and matching jokers depicting a silhouette of Cardini illustrated by Wade J. Callender.

This edition was limited to 2,500 decks.

The deck consists of 56 cards:

  • 52 playing cards
  • 2 identical jokers
  • 2 ad cards

This deck is created by Art of Play and designed by Wade J. Callender. It's beautifully printed by USPCC on D&D thin crush stock with an air-cushion finish. The deck features custom pips on all cards, and two identical jokers. The tuck case has an embossed, letter-pressed design, and is secured with a sticker seal.