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Sinis Playing Cards - Mark Ventosa
$12.00
Available in Raspberry https://www.murphysmagic.com/product.aspx?id=65452
or Turquoise https://www.murphysmagic.com/product.aspx?id=65453

The Hype:
BREAK FREE from mainstream custom playing card designs with SINIS Playing Cards.

With modern base-line art reflected throughout the deck, EVERY detail of SINIS Playing Cards was considered to create an original and authentic artistic expression.

The custom Court cards mirror the square block theme on the tuck. The Aces reflect the explicit typograph approach.

Together, the striking balance between thin and thick objects is an intriguing surprise for the collector, cardist and magician when viewing or fanning the deck.

Even the name itself, SINIS, is a Palindrome integrated into the card artwork.

Highlighted on the backs, the name SINIS is completely symmetrical (rotational and front-to-back), breaking the traditional two-way design --while maintaining the feel of symmetry.

Available in Turquoise or Raspberry and Black on Bee stock, both are a tasty treat.

Features:
Custom seal
Custom designed Court cards, Jokers and Aces
2 gaff cards included
Bee stock
Printed by US Playing Card Company
Designed by Marc Ventosa
Created by Cardinates

My Take:
As you would expect from the United States Playing Card Company, the quality of these decks is first rate. Bee stock has been used so they will have a familiar feel to them. Two extra cards are included. One blank face and one double back giving you just about everything you need to get started.

Sinis is a palindrome so the name can be read both forward and backward. The clever design on the back of the cards allows the name to be read four ways. Unlike a lot of the new decks coming out, the design on the back is understated so it will not be distracting for your spectators.

Unlike a lot of the Bicycle decks that I have gotten lately, the Sinis deck seems to Faro nicely. The cards allow false counts to flow smoothly.

The thing that makes it for me is not the back design but the faces. Number cards have the same old familiar look, but you will enjoy the rest. We are all used to the Ace of Spades sticking out like a sore thumb. Once again the design of the Ace is understated with no big black areas. The face cards are printed in two tone and have some attractive drawings. The face cards are not double ended however. They are one way (on the faces only) and the actual name of each is printed within the illustration. This is a nice touch that I have not seen before. I am sure with a little creativity this feature could be included in a routine.

Conclusion: A nicely made and attractive deck. If you are into collecting different decks or just want to add a little variety to your magic, it would be a good buy.
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