Post WWII Los Angeles. In the dead of night you enter Fulton's, a clip joint hidden in the murk of downtown. Take your seat and stash your heat; your drink is on its way. Smoke curls along the crown molding and lingers in the air. What little light there is tingles through the vapors as a femme fatale appears between the shadows. She'll be by soon. Get cozy, you're in for the night - it's either that or put up a fight. In a few hours your boys will join you. For now, a deck of cards from inside your coat is tossed on the table and your fedora set aside. As broads sit and sip, gents go for the grift. Are you in?
Fulton's Clip Joint Playing Cards celebrate our fascination with cinema, history, and the art of the grift. Taking inspiration from vintage Los Angeles and Film Noir, Fulton's captures a time and place where men were men, women were dames, and the next deal could be your last.
These limited edition playing cards feature original artwork by Dan Phillips and are beautifully encased in a linen box with embossed ornaments and foil stamping. Packaged in a custom 12-pack carton available only for orders of a dozen or more.
I did not find any bad thing about this deck. Buy it today!
The black and white backs of each card, with its owl and swirls, projects a sort of elegance that defies the deck's namesake. Also, it looks amazing on giant fans.
However, what really attracted me to the deck was the numbered cards, which can be seen in the screenshots. They give the deck an even more unique feel, which makes me proud to own a deck of Clip Joints.