Artifice Second Edition : Purple
Trust everyone, but cut the cards.
Think about the most exquisite, luxurious lounges you've ever been in; those oak-paneled New England rooms that have hosted generations of movers and shakers. Everything stands out and blends in at the same time. All the touches give it a glow that makes everything feel naturally beautiful.
That's what the latest edition of the Artifice deck accomplishes. The Purple Artifice doesn't need to scream, because it radiates quality; featuring a classy design, resplendent without saying a word.
It's just the right amount of flash.
With true metallic line-art, performance coating finish, the Purple Artifice has been produced using the same technological advancements at USPCC, originally created specifically for the printing of the First Edition Artifice deck. Yet purple, the color of royalty, adds a level of detail to the deck that gives it a top-of-the-line aura.
The experienced card worker knows that moves and sleights should always be quiet, in the background. Yet he also knows that a hint of quality says much more than any words he could think up. Rocking a purple Artifice deck is the card-table equivalent of speaking softly, but carrying a big stick.
• Exclusive Performance Coating provides exceptional handling
• True-metallic silver line art
• Prime casino-grade stock for control and durability
• Built-in reveal on jokers
• Printed at the US Playing Card Company, with the highest quality control available
• Latin Script on box reads 'Ars Est Celare Artem'
When I first saw the Artifice cards, I was amazed by it's graphics, they look absolutely stunning and can even satisfy my extreme sense for detail, but still look very stylish and classy. After trying a couple of these decks, I was in love with them. They handle smooth and light and are very springy. I excessively tortured a deck, just to see how far I could push it, practicing false riffle shuffles, springs, Faro shuffles, everything I could think of to put strain on the cards with bending and twisting them and did this for whole days, day after day. It took me almost 2 months to get the deck so worn out that it started to lose it's tension when I do a spring. This is a deck I will be using for a very long time to come.
I love Artifice with a passion, hands down favorite deck series. That being said, i don't think purple is the best version for multiple reasons. Personally i prefer borders, the ace of spades is rather small, the joker reveal is hard to use because the card is too dark against the joker's back. Good quality and a nice deck but still, do yourself a favor and buy literally any other artifice.
Great looking cards. The back design looks great and the faces are amazing, especially love the Jokers! That would be good enough for most people, but to make these cards even better they have great handling as well! They have a great finish and perfect handling, ideal for any cardistry. Worth getting for sure!