Smoke & Mirrors: The Last Machine
Dan & Dave’s iconic line of playing cards, redesigned by dealersgrip.
“The Last Machine” emerges as an abstract continuation of the Smoke & Mirror series. This blue edition introduces striking visuals and dualistic ideas of man versus machine while accelerating the mechanical aura first established with v5 Denim in 2010.
What happens when the shuffling machine becomes self-aware? Cardistry is likely one of the last skills to be automated due to its hyper-specialized and creative nature. But imagining the alternative — a world in which self-aware shuffling machines overtake our passion — may lead to us better understanding the current state and future potential of our art form. This is a tribute to the shuffling machine.
Printed by the United States Playing Card Co. on our propriety Crushed Stock using vibrant Pantone colors and detailed imagery. Packaged inside a matte blue tuck box enclosure with intricate preview windows and silver foil.
Edition of 2500 split between dealersgrip and Dan and Dave. One thousand two hundred fifty are being offered for sale here.