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Montague vs Capulet Playing Cards by LUX
Montague vs Capulet Playing Cards by LUX
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Montague vs Capulet Playing Cards by LUX

This is Montague vs Capulet, a stunning new Bicycle branded playing card deck, inspired by William Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. This is a fully custom deck with an elaborate card back.

The cards are printed with metallic ink and printed on the upgraded Bee Card Stock by the United States Playing Card Company.

Every detail of this exquisite playing card deck has been thought out with immaculate detail. Characters have been put in all the right places. An original, striking masterpiece needed to be created to match the passion of the play itself.

Belgian Virginie Carquin is an absolutely amazing artist, and she illustrated the portraits for this new fine art deck with lots of details that you won't want to miss.

Every portrait is new and original, and time was spent characterizing each person so they are represented in their portrayal by Shakespeare's carefully crafted personas.

HEARTS

Romeo and Juliet could only be paired with Shakespeare in the Hearts suit. With Romeo and Juliet paired as King and Queen, then Shakespeare makes a cameo as the Jack of Hearts.

CLUBS

The Lion is the King of felines, so the family crest for the Capulets on the Ace of Clubs became the Lion. Representing the Capulet family are Tybalt, Lady Capulet, and Lord Capulet.DIAMONDS

Opposite the Clubs are the Diamonds. Felines and Canines are naturally against each other, so the King of the Canines became the Wolf for the Montague family crest. (opposite of the Capulet's Lion, as the King of Cats). The "W" for Wolf is also the mirror reflection in the water for the "M" in Montague. The Montague family crest is portrayed on the Ace of Diamonds. Representing the Diamonds are Mercutio (Romeo's best friend), Lady Montague, and Lord Montague.SPADES

The remaining main characters are game changers in their own rights, including the Apothecary, the Nurse, and Friar Lawrence. They are all poor, but similarly had good intentions to a degree, even though they have their faults.This deck is nothing if it's not fine art. The detail you'll find here could be on the walls of a gallery. And the cards are printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC), the same company who makes the world's finest Bicycle, Bee, and Tally-Ho playing cards. The USPCC has been around since 1885.

Romeo and Juliet (King and Queen of Hearts) are portrayed moments before their tragic end. Juliet has the dagger, while Romeo has the poison bought from the Apothecary. The Jokers, side by side, also paint the scene of Romeo entering the tomb of the Capulet family, where Juliet rests.

DECK FEATURES:DESIGN NOTES:

There are almost too many details to point out on the deck.


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