Illustrated by hand in South Africa, Artisans are in a league of their own. A breathtaking mix of elegance, style, and sophistication.

Designed by Simon Frouws, these premium, luxury playing cards feature elegant gold foil hot stamped onto ultra-lux black paper derived from sustainable forests.

A breathtaking union of style, elegance, and sophistication.

Featured in Departures Magazine, Artisans have received rave reviews around the world. David Copperfield called them "the best playing cards ever produced."

Artisan Playing Cards are produced at The United States Playing Card Company using FSC-certified papers derived from sustainable forests, vegetable-based inks and starch-based laminates. The result is a durable finish that respects the environment. Sealed with a red tax-stamp, vintage sticker seal marked with the exact month and year of print.


Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Favorite deck

This has become my favorite deck of cards, period. May it be for poker, playing, cardistry, magic... It's just perfect, beautiful, sturdy and the tuck case is art.

Mercedes Gonzales (Fort Worth, US)

I just LOVE, LOVE my new cards. The slickness of these cards is awesome the way they feel the color of gold just pops. I’m very happy with this purchase. I even started looking at easy beginners card tricks! GREAT JOB 52kards!

Julie Galbraith (Melbourne, US)
Not impressed...

Company failed to advise that coordinating product was not available until it was too late to change or revise order. Delivery was slow...will not recommend nor buy from them again.

Dail Lakey (Glen Iris, AU)

Live these cards. Real nice look

Shamah Taylor (Gastonia, US)
Smooth and Elegant

This is my first luxury deck of cards so by default, I'm impressed. I love how sleek they feel in my hands without feeling uncontrollable. The sleek feel of the exterior complements the rough longer edges of the deck for an excellent combination of smoothness and handling. The smoothness definitely makes fanning easier, and the grip control facilitates better overall card handling and sleight of hand.

Jim Conrad (Redwood City, US)
Beautiful, classy design

This is the first ‘fancy’ deck I’ve ever owned, only having recently started learning some magic/cardistry. While I use some Bicycle decks while learning, these Artisans (white) are the ones I’ll be using when I’ve mastered some tricks. The attention to detail, even down to the tuck box, has definitely kicked off my desire for collecting even more.
52kards was so great at their packaging that there’s seemingly no way they could be damaged in transit. I’ve since ordered more cards from them and have yet to be disappointed.

Thank you so much for your purchase and review

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