52Kards was founded in 2011 as a free educational resource for students of card magic. In 2016, they created their first brand of playing cards Mint, and in 2018, they launched the next edition: Mint 2. After two years in development, they have created a brand new playing card design: Waves, an exceptional project with a design concept that is intriguing to magicians, cardists, and collectors alike. This complete set includes the standard and limited editions, as well as the special Day One edition (for first day backers), the rare foil edition, and the ultra rare signed prototype deck.
The most striking feature of these decks is the back design, a mesmerizing illusion that will play tricks with your mind. Stare at the card for a while and watch the design come to life as it sways back and forth with subtle movement. At a tilted angle, the cards appear to have a three dimensional depth illusion where the design rises above the surface of the card to take the form of waves. It is also a subtle one-way design which creates a low-key flipbook animation effect when the cards are shuffled in reverse directions and riffled. Magicians can also take advantage of the one-way design to secretly locate and track cards of interest.
Printed by Cartamundi, the tuck boxes feature premium stock, multi-color foil stamping, embossing, inner tuck foiling, and custom seals. The cards have been printed on premium FSC sourced 270 GSM black core SlimLine card stock with True Linen B9 Finish for exceptional handling.