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.
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