Just a tought:
Wouldnt twirly, swirly, thin-thick, artistic picaso court cards with redesined suits and numbers that would have 100 little lines and curles and dots and holes and whatnot, be a little confusing to the spectators?
"Now tell me, what was your card?" - Magician
"It was this water, roller coaster, waterloo, something, thingy...." - Spectator
Well, several of Si Scott's designs work his signature flourish designs into more traditional shapes. If you go to his studio website you'll see several examples. For instance there is a swan design made up of a complex swirl design. I guess I was hoping for something more along those lines. I was convinced at one point that Si was completely re-designing the indexes of the cards, so my expectations were probably out of sight from the beginning. After looking at Si Scott's galleries I don't know how you could describe these cards as indicative of his "intricate" or "complex" pieces.
I think some of you guys aren't yet getting the feeling that is being put across with these cards. These are reminiscent of a time gone by - a time when class and sophistication was important. Kind of like it was in Houdini's day. The tuxedoed and white-gloved magicians of the time really did make heavy use of smoke and mirrors. For most of the people viewing this site, class and sophistication is a foreign concept. Please - that's not a criticism of anyone! It's just our culture today. It's too bad, because I think that as performers, we could use some more sophistication and style. I'm not going to be running out to buy a pair of white gloves any time soon, but it doesn't all have to be "street", does it?
I was surprised by the design. That surprise led to an initial disappointment, because I was fully programmed and conditioned to expect a certain thing... yet another take on all the other decks that we're all used to seeing. And, I probably would have eaten it up just like everyone else would have. But, the longer I looked at the images, the more I was drawn into the concept of this deck. This is something different that might help shake my thinking free from some of the sameness that is taking over. They're a little bit retro. They're clean and classy, without being pretentious. And, instead of being "spooky" or "ferocious" like I was expecting, these give off a "fun" vibe. I think it's a refreshing change, and look forward to trying them out!
I agree with everything you said.I was thinking about the possible reasons for having the D's. Ego, that's all I can think it is. why the hell else would you put your own initials SO big on a deck of cards? cause you have a big fat head.
"look, look at MY cards, look here, see? those are mine and my brothers initials!"
"cause they look good when you finger spin them", big deal.
I'm not bothered about how they feel. there are many decks out there that feel great, eg. plain old bikes. they need to redesign these cards. just get rid of the ridiculously stupid double D's. I was looking forward to having a new style of card but not anymore. I like the bucks, but my opinion of them just took a vicious bashing.
oh yeah the court cards look like crap, they must really love yellow