INCLUDED WITH ORDER: The Flourish Magazine + Cardistry Collectible Playing Card
Introducing The Flourish Magazine – the first cardistry physical magazine to bridge the world between cardists and laymen.
For the first issue we sat down with Huron Low from the Virts who takes us on a deep dive through the history and making of the Virtuoso brand and playing cards. Find out first hand just what it took to become the biggest cardistry brand in the world from one of the co-founders.
Learn about the history of cardistry from Kevin Ho, discover how Fontaine Cards influenced playing card designs from Pablo Frey, learn how to present cardistry to laymen from Christiaan Hau, explore the world of Worry Bricks fidget toys, Luke Wadey innovative card designs and sit down with some of the cardists you know and love to find out how they create, film and think about cards.
The Flourish Magazine comes with a cardistry collectible playing card featuring a talented cardist from inside the community. This issue features Nikita Yatsik, a very talented cardist from Russia. Nikita shines through his amazing creativity, managing to create unique cuts that always end up surprising you. This is why we’ve decided to interview him and feature tutorials for 5 of his flourishes inside of the magazine.
The First Issue Table of Contents:
1. Deck, Tech by Kevin Ho
2. Our First Cardistry Con Experience by the Cardpenter and Harapan Ong
3. Playing card designs by Pablo Frey
4. Introducing Laymen to Cardistry by Christiaan Hau
5. Gatekeeping by Yang Nguyen
6. Humans of Cardistry: Romania
7. EXCLUSIVE: Deep Dive with Huron Low: The Virts
8. Best Cardist Alive with Patrick Varnavas
9. How I Create by Joe Feldpausch
10. Singing Cards with Day Mori
11. The Unfolding with Matthew Samuel
12. My Journey in Art (so far) by Michael Warneke
13. A Close Look with Huron Low
14. GAME HIGHLIGHT: Dance of Cards
15. DESIGNER HIGHLIGHT: Luke Wadey
16. TOYS HIGHLIGHT: Worry Bricks
17. CARDIST HIGHLIGHT: Nikita Yatsik (+ 5 tutorials)
18. Star Letter with Biz
Printed in Romania on high quality sustainable paper.
We would also like to thank our sponsors for supporting our dream: 52 Plus Joker, Kardify, King’s Wild Project, Riffle Shuffle, The Cardpenter and Kevin Ho.