While the deck remains the same as the first edition, the box was redesigned to perfectly showcase Homer's original artistic vision. In fact, the new distressed metallic box resembles the original box after being worn down over several weeks in a jacket pocket - we just wanted to save you the time.
The box is made of paper 25% thicker than the Sentinel tuck case, and they are coated with a durable varnish. These cards protect themselves.
DeckONE features original illustration by Homer Liwag proudly on the box, the back design, the Jokers, the Ace of Spades, and even each court card. The Kings, Queens, and Jacks exude a unique patina.
DeckOne's industrial inspiration draws from over 30 years of television and movie production design, concept art, and illustration. While sketching Bat Mobiles and Colonial Viper space ships as a kid in the 70's, Homer dreamed of designing props and ships for TV shows and movies.
"I wanted the back design to appear heavy - like the giant otherworldly machines they depicted. For the case, I created the look of worn, military grade, black stamped steel by using thick metallic stock and subtle printing and embossing effects."
DeckONE v2 is the perfect union of Homer's formal training in Industrial Design and his passion for feature film conceptual art. A simple, sleek, modern design.
Also the design is fantastic, I have gotten many positive remarks from spectators.
Will be ordering some more decks soon!!!
The only fault I can truly find is that the box can be just a little difficult to open, due to the lack of a thumbcut to push the flap open rather than pull.
The cards themselves, are pure beauty. To begin the court cards have a rusted wash covering them giving an industrial effect and make the pips pop out.The Ace has a sort of lock in the middle and is split and is quite awesome to look at. The jokers to be honest look like faces! Believe it or not, they have two locks for eyes a squashed nose and a curve ( at the bottom which is hilarious. And neatly written joker along the side. The backs are a blueish grey and have a vault image.
The cards handle like butter, ribbon spreads flow without a problem. The cards glide of each other and stay in neat packets when doing flourishes. Cuts are perfect. In conclusion the deck is fantastic with beautiful artwork and smooth cards there's nothing to not like.
My recomendation : BUY IT NOW