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Legacy Of Legerdemain playing cards: Now On Kickstarter!



After months and months of research, sketching, reading, designing, researching, redesigning, more reading, and re-redesigning, we are proud to finally LEGACY OF LEGERDEMAIN, a premium deck of playing cards conceived and designed by our own graphic wizard and resident card magic enthusiast, Mike Davis!

This is a huge project, and we are asking for your help to bring it to life. We just cut the ribbon on our Kickstarter campaign for these cards, giving you the chance to be among the first folks to support this project and claim a deck or two or twelve for yourself and your friends!



The design of the cards is inspired both by the funky Art Deco geometry of late '70s / early '80s hip hop party flyers as well as the history of card magic. The court cards are filled with allusions to books, sleights, and routines dating back over 100 years, all done up in Mike's signature vector illustration style.

The cards will be expertly produced by The United States Playing Card Co in Erlanger, KY using their buttery soft Thin Crushed™ stock, ideal for magicians and cardists, but also perfect for family game nights and casual card players. For over 130 years, The U.S.P.C.C. has been the #1 name in playing cards, responsible for household name brands such as Bicycle, Bee, Tally-Ho, and countless others. The tuck cases will be letterpress printed with metallic ink by our colleagues just down the road in Saint Paul, none other than Studio On Fire!



Over the past few years, Mike has been diving deep into the world of card conjuring. After wearing out a handful of beginner tricks, he picked up some classic books and built up an arsenal of sleights and routines. Earlier this year, he started his semi-regular virtual show Sleight Night, streaming on Twitch. The show features interactive online card magic plus guest performances from actual pro magicians such as Minneapolis' own Christopher Leuck and Noah Sonie.

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to view the Kickstarter campaign and see some of the great rewards including the cards themselves, a limited edition zine, screenprinted art prints (you knew that was coming!), custom illustrated portraits, and live virtual card magic performances and DJ sets from Mike himself!

BRLSQ x UFC

We had the distinct honor of designing an official poster for UFC's Fight Island, happening throughout the month of July 2020 on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island. Our own Mike Davis and Wes Winship created a fantasy island filled with beach fun and UFC personalities enjoying the sunshine and getting into assorted tropical hijinx. We enlisted the help of our talented friend Bird Peterson to help us knock out the illustration work.

UFC CEO Dana White takes flight.

Megan Olivi interviews Alex "The Mauler" Gustafsson

Bruce Buffer introduces Kamaru Usman (with Cutman Wes Winship in his corner) squaring off against Jorge Masdival with Red Dela Cruz below.

Jack Hermansson, Ariane "Violence Queen" Lipski, and Calvin Kattar chillin' on the beach.

Amanda Ribas enjoying a dolphin ride

Frankie Edgar digging for gold.

Mike Davis looking on as Alex Oliveira goes for a camel ride.

Bird Peterson coolin' in the water.

Out Here / Out There art show at Portland's Talon Gallery

We are proud to announce OUT HERE / OUT THERE, an exhibit of our original artwork and new screenprinted art prints at Portland's Talon Gallery. We've invited some of our friends to join in the fun with some of their own original work and new prints produced in our shop. Will you be in Portland on February 27th? Well then stop on by to see us!

50/50/50 Holiday Savings


Super savings for Cyber Monday and Turbo Tuesday are happening RIGHT NOW!

For just 50 hours (Sunday December 1st at 11:59pm Central through Wednesday December 3rd at 1:59am), we're offering gigantic deals.

• Free shipping on orders over $50.

• Save 50% on the selected items listed below.

• This offer only lasts 50 hours!



John Baizley: Gold & Grey art print

We are proud to announce the long-awaited release of a print project we had to keep under wraps for quite some time. From the mind, heart, and hands of the one and only John Baizley comes the official "Gold & Grey" art print!

This print is available right now in our online store!



Based on John's original artwork for Baroness' brand new album of the same name, not only is this arguably the finest art print we've ever had the honor of working on with John, but in the 10+ years we've been collaborating, this is the FIRST full-color single print we've ever produced of a Baroness album cover!

24 x 34"
16 color screenprint on 110lb Fluorescent White Crane's Crest Smooth 100% cotton paper
signed, numbered, and 
hand-embossed
edition of 249 prints

$197 + shipping

screenprinted by Ben LaFond 




More about the artwork in John's words:

"To say that I'm excited, proud, and relieved to have completed Gold & Grey, the final painting in the Baroness chromatic album sextet is something of an understatement. I never actually thought this would happen. The half-serious / half-comical idea of titling our albums after colors came in 2006 when our original drummer, Allen Blickle, and I thought a fully rainbow-colored merch table would be hilarious and amazing, especially in light of the style of music we were associated with at the time, which favored more subdued hues and tones.

More recently, as the concept came dangerously close to reality, I was forced to deal with titling an album "Orange," which was the color we had always avoided based simply on my distaste for the design implications of the particular hue and the sound of the word itself. Up until two or three days before we mastered the record, however, we were still calling it "Orange." Fortunately, there was a lightbulb moment when I found some lyrical tie-ins with "Gold and Grey" and my original concept of using orange balanced against a largely grey background. Furthermore, "Gold & Grey" offered a more compelling artistic starting point as I began to draft the album artwork.



"When faced with the prospect of finishing a dizzyingly-byzantine 13-year unintentional concept, I felt obligated to further the bounds of my own mania / insanity by gently weaving a complete history of the band into the art through color, imagery, symbolism, and an homage to each former member of the band. This idea quickly showed itself to be an ambitious one, considering I began drafting the artwork two months after the date I had intended to start!

Several hundred hours later, I wrapped up what I had at one time intended to be a sleek, simply-designed image. The art itself contains layer on top of layer of information, many deeply personal stories and reflections I had during the process of making it. I pushed deadline after deadline, refusing to wrap it up until it was DONE and perfectly reflected the music it would represent. Ask anyone in the band, anyone at Burlesque, ayone who knows me at all, and none of this comes as any surprise (confirmed! - ed).



"At the end of the day, I know some will see this painting as a superficially satisfying garnish to our record, but if there are some who are more curious, the painting itself is a layer cake of Easter eggs, some of which are obvious, some of which I've already forgotten I painted. Either way, I hope there's something challenging and rewarding in this artwork. It was a massive labor of love to create, and I can't even begin to fathom how Ben and the wonderful folks at Burlesque of North America were able to reproduce this so beautifully through silkscreen.

This is the first time I've ever printed a full cover this way and it's as good a reason as any to start moving backwards and giving life to our former records as well."

WE PRINT

Whether you're interested in a small batch of one-color posters or a large edition of multi-color fine art prints, our award-winning team is ready and equipped to bring your screenprinting project to life. Quality is our top priority. Check out some details and don't hesitate to drop us a line if you have questions. We'll be happy to help you out.

WE DESIGN

We have completed design and illustration projects for a diverse range of clients including Nike Sportswear, Target, X Games, 3M, Rhymesayers, Arcade Fire, Chromeo, Toyota, and many others. From logos to album packaging to posters to event branding, we would love to create the visual elements to help you develop your brand, promote your event, and add excitement to your business.