Produced by theory11 in collaboration with "The Millionaire's Magician", Steve Cohen, for his show Chamber Magic.
Cohen became the first magician in a half-century to sell out Carnegie Hall in 2012. The year after, in August 2013, theory11 began a quest to create playing cards fit for display at the legendary Palace Hotel in New York. Enter Tycoon Playing Cards.
Cohen performs weekly in an elegant salon in the Lotte New York Palace hotel (having moved from Waldorf Astoria), his show features conjuring, mind-reading and sleight of hand; baffling his guests with close-up magic as he recreates parlour entertainment that characterised Manhattan in the early 20th century. How fitting therefore, that he have his very own deck.
Featuring custom court cards licensed from Fournier in Villareal de Álava, Spain, the Jacks, Queens, and Kings have skin tone faces and are joined by an elegant and stylish Joker and Ace of Spades.
Also available in Crimson Red, Green, Ivory and Black, the cards are produced by United States Playing Card Company using FSC-certified papers derived from sustainable forests, vegetable-based inks, and starch-based laminates.
theory11 launched in 2007 with a team of 11 creators united by one purpose. To advance, inspire and create wonder.
Boasting the largest community of magic creators, with over 1,500 registered artists and hundreds of thousands of members around the world; theory11 have grown exponentially in the years following 2007 to become one of the largest luxury, designer playing card manufacturers in the world. With over 78 unique playing card designs under their belt, their goal is clear: to push the envelope and create the most breathtaking, innovative and elegant designs available.