This deck is a critique on the familiarity of certain symbols within our culture, & what happens when symbols converge. Undefined Knowledge, Inc. does not own the rights to any symbols or logos that our designs are a critique of, and the intent of this deck is strictly artistic expression.
"A minimalist design -- with a subtle nod toward [super]heroic iconography..."
It was never our intent to create superhero court cards where a certain hero is the King, his girlfriend is the Queen, and his sidekick is the Jack. This wasn't about making a "literal" superhero deck, but rather a design experiment on what happens when certain symbols, like card suits, converge with equally iconic images.
The manufacturer we use lists the material as 310gsm French casino quality card stock with black core (linen finish). This is the same card production specs we have used on our previous successfully-funded projects.
Let's just call this our homage to that infamous "Death of... " story arc back in the Nineties. We are only printing 250 of these Limited Edition Black Decks, which includes alternative card backs, tuck box and an alternative Heart Suit design.
Hearts in the Black Deck will be Black and Red instead of Red and Gold, and the Heart Court Cards will be Black and Red instead of Red, Gold and Blue (see above). All other Card Fronts will remain the same.