Like a lot of kids I was incredible fascinated by magic while growing up. And even if I eventually had to focus on other things, like education and other boring stuff, that fascination never disappeared.
As a teenager I remember getting my hands on and studying old VHS tapes with legends like Michael Ammar, Michael Close & Tom Mullica. And then meeting up with a couple of like-minded guys in secluded room in a dodgy café in my hometown, and trying out new tricks on one another. My main focus was always close-up magic, the art of taking something ordinary and doing something spectacular directly in front of a spectator. For years I actually didn’t go anywhere without a deck of cards within arms reach and some coins in my pocket. You never know when they could come in handy.
Since I tend to associate card decks with magic, I’ve always had somewhat a soft spot for publishing well designed playing cards here on From up North. And in today’s feature I would actually like to take it one step further and do a whole gallery of stunning card decks. All of which are produced by the guys at theory11 – A bunch of professional artists in the magic industry that not only produces beautiful magic related products but also teaches how to perform professional tricks.