Knowledge is power. In a magic performance or when playing cards, it is important to be a step ahead. Owning a marked deck of cards is a diabolical secret weapon. However, many devised marking systems are complicated or so small that they are hard to read. Diamond Playing Cards are DJT’s solution.
As a professional magician DJT was focused on creating moments of wonder that would forever be remembered. DJT resisted the urge to use certain brands of cards because they looked suspect or were over the top in design and henceforth aroused suspicion. He pondered, “What If I could create a deck that had a classic look? What if, once I removed the box from my pocket, the audience knew they were about to see something special?” He has done that with the new Diamond Playing Cards.
The box is black with a matte finish and arouses intrigue. The mysterious Celtic Diamond conjures up an old world feel and is raised and printed in a silver foil ink. The almost hidden black on black ambigram that reads ‘diamond’ hints that there are surprises to come. The stylistic metallic seal completes the presentation. The box suggests high quality.
The cards are printed on USPCC’s finest stock with an air-cushioned finish. The faces of the cards are standard, so things look familiar to spectators, and they are easy to read. The Aces are custom with large pips and continue the mysterious Celtic theme. A blank faced card and a double-backed card are included for various magic routines. A subtle one-way element has been added to make locating a selection simple.
The best part is hidden in plain sight. There is an easy to read marking system for each card. Once knowing how to read the camouflaged marks, you’ll be able to do so from a couple of feet away. Left handed card players will appreciate the markings are in all four corners. There was a lot of time and energy put into this project. Award-winning designer Phill Smith from the UK and DJT collaborated to create this beautifully designed tool. Diamond Playing Cards will turn heads and allow card workers to perform miracles.