Designed by sleight-of-hand artist, magician, and "young entrepreneur" Noah White, the Seraphim deck is an exercise in monochrome minimalism that, unfortunately, only ships within the US. The deck's Kickstarter campaign is looking for US$7,500.
The Seraphim card backs have a sleek, one-way design which produces some fantastic effects during flourishes and fans, as demonstrated by White himself in the video above. The fronts are standard, save for a winged Ace of Spades and a pair of red and gray jokers that add a splash of color.
The deck will be printed by the United States Playing Card Company on thin crushed stock and comes with a few extra features for you magician types. There's a duplicate Jack of Spades, a two of diamonds mark on the tuck flap and the cards come in Mnemonica order. On the subject of the tuck box, it's been tweaked since White shot the promo video. The new design features a black box with a white logo and looks very fine indeed.
The Seraphim Luxury Playing Cards Kickstarter will run through to April 19th. The lowest pledge tier that earns you a deck is $12 plus $5 shipping. Uncut sheets will be made available if the Kickstarter reaches a stretch goal of $8,000.