Hunched over a magnifying glass, craft knife in hand, Suzy Taylor is the epitome of patience and precision. Beneath her tiny blade is a blank sheet of paper, but in her imagination, a dizzyingly complex design is waiting to reveal itself. Days later, thousands of minuscule slivers of paper litter the tabletop and what is left is an intricate lace, extremely delicate and supremely beautiful. This is the time-honored tradition of paper cut art and the story of our Papercut playing cards.Read More
As one of the leading producers of designer playing cards, we recognize our impact on the environment. We strive for sustainable manufacturing and materials and encourage this in our own values and practices. In fact, all of the cards we produce are manufactured in the United States. The paper comes from sustainable forests, and the cards are printed with environmentally friendly water-based ink. But this isn’t enough.
As a way to give back, we have partnered with One Tree Planted in an initiative to plant 1 million trees every year. And since May 2017, we have donated 1% of our revenue to plant trees in Africa, Asia, North America, and South America for the reforestation of our planet.
The accumulated donations are processed quarterly and fund various reforestation projects around the world. Every dollar donated helps plant one tree, and we don’t anticipate stopping.
As one of our heroes, John Muir, once said, “The battle we have fought, and are still fighting for the forests is a part of the eternal conflict between right and wrong, and we cannot expect to see the end of it. …So we must count on watching and striving for these trees, and should always be glad to find anything so surely good and noble to strive for.”
We stand for the trees and the natural beauty of our planet. As consumers of its resources, planting new trees is just one action we’re taking to leave this planet better than we found it.
Cards twirling, knuckles blazing, hands-a-blur—welcome to cardistry, the sleight of hand acrobatic sensation all done with a simple deck of 52. The kings of the cards are Dan and Dave Buck, twin brothers dealing out some of the best moves in the game. Their mesmerizing, seemingly gravity-defying flips and tricks stem from card flourishes originally used by magicians to introduce their tricks. Now, thanks to artists like Dan and Dave, cardistry has spun off as an art form all its own—keeping the magic without the abracadabra.