Paragon Playing Cards by Shape Shifters & Bicycle: Designed by Mike Encarnacao under his own design studio label Shape Shifters, Paragon playing cards take card design to a new level with custom illustrated everything!
The design concept is that of ‘old world fantasy’ with an aged, parchment style look to the background of the card faces, making a pleasant change from the regular white background commonly used. The four Aces feature symbolic shields to represent each suit, with the Ace of Spades carrying the Paragon mark. The court cards are quite remarkable in their design with each King, Queen and Jack illustrated with human features, rather than traditional line art renderings.
Each deck is completed with two masked Jokers of differing design, making the Paragon deck most definitely one of a kind. However design is only part of what makes a great deck of cards, and to ensure quality all round,
Shape Shifters have opted to use United States Playing Card Company’s Bicycle brand for printing on their casino grade Air-Cushioned finish card stock. All in all, a superb deck