One of the world’s most innovative card magicians now has his own incredible deck of cards.
“Harapan Magic Playing Cards” are a joint collaboration between Creators Playing Cards and Harapan Ong (creator of bestsellers Principia and “Opticks”). They were designed by the talented Mike Davis to offer the perfect balance of unique aesthetic and functionality. Paired with a powerful marking system, they are as much an ideal alternative for the working performer as they are a showpiece in any deck collection.
Across the back of these elegant playing cards you’ll find a simple, yet striking, interweaving lattice back design that also cleverly hides the marking system. This imagery was inspired by the Harapan Magic logo, which you can also find emblazoned across the front of the tuck box. Each deck of “Harapan Playing Cards” comes sealed with a distinct, bright red oval seal that offers an appealing contrast to the black-and-white color scheme.
While the design alone makes these cards worthy of any collection, Harapan was adamant that they must maintain functionality, which is why he decided to forego the current popular trend of creating custom-designed faces. By using standard faces, “Harapan Magic Playing Cards” are instantly identifiable by laypeople and don’t raise any unnecessary suspicion (something that is especially important when using a marked deck of cards). Combined with the understated monochrome tones, these cards seamlessly blend into any performing situation.
Upon opening each deck, you’ll quickly notice that every single one of the 56 poker-sized cards can be used for amazing card magic. Harapan didn’t waste any spots on Jokers or advertisement cards, instead opting to replace them with versatile gaff cards that allow you to add hard-hitting effects to your repertoire (AS/AD Double Facer, AH/7S Double Facer, AC/3H Monte Card, Double Backer). Those familiar with some of the best tricks from Principia and “Opticks” will immediately recognize the potential of these gaffs.
“Harapan Magic Playing Cards” are printed by the United States Playing Cards on crushed stock. They are available in single decks or you can save big by being one of the lucky collectors who takes advantage of the limited edition bricks. Only 100 bricks of first edition “Harapan Magic Playing Cards” were created. Each one comes with 12 decks in a stunning, custom-designed, UV spot gloss brick box that looks and feels amazing.
Anyone who purchases a brick of “Harapan Playing Cards” from Vanishing Inc. will also receive a bonus “Black Box” PDF featuring three amazing card tricks from Harapan Ong that take advantage of the included gaff cards (Two of the routines have never been published anywhere else and the other has rarely been seen before).
You’ll learn the go-to packet trick Harapan uses whenever he really needs to stun an audience, a whimsical and intriguing effect that will hook every audience before astonishing them with a surprise they’ll never see coming, and an unorthodox sandwich routine for when you need to baffle a larger group of people.