Creative Agency: Chad Michael Studio
Lead Designer and illustrator: Chad Michael
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Dan and Dave Industries, Inc.
Location: San Diego, CA
Packaging Contents: Playing Cards
Packaging Materials: Paper, Wood, Leather, Brass
After two long years of meticulous design we’re pleased to unveil a project that will rival all those that came before it. MAKERS are the most intricate and luxurious deck we’ve produced to date. From the moment the cellophane comes off, to the first perfect faro, it’s evident no detail was spared. MAKERS is the meeting point between art and functionality—they are an experience to behold.
We produced MAKERS to our highest standard of production. Each tuckcase has been embossed and stamped with layers of gold-foiling. The result is nothing short of breathtaking. Out of the box, conjurors and collectors alike will enjoy 14 custom illustrated court-cards representing the foundational “makers” civilization has been built on. To us, these individuals are the pillars of unparalleled craftsmanship: something that we hold in the highest regard. MAKERS are both a tribute and a celebration.
Printed by the U.S. Playing Card Co. using our proprietary “crushed stock” process to create a more refined and lighter deck of playing cards.
Collectors Box Set
Never in the history of our company have we created a piece that we’re more proud of. Crafted out of solid wood, the MAKERS Collectors Box Set boasts a gorgeous green-leather interior and a vintage-inspired lock and key. While the two decks of MAKERS inside are safely secured, this is not a lockbox to be stored away with card-trimmers and secrets of old. This special edition box is made for display—be it the drawing-room or the private lounge, the gold lettering etched into these individual works of art is sure to catch eyes and start conversations.
Limited to only 500 editions, this box is undoubtedly the highest level of precision and craftsmanship that we’ve seen in years. Additionally, with every set, culled from our Private Reserve, comes a deck of white label MAKERS, a deck so phenomenal we’ve only made enough for this limited run and ourselves.