Featuring a vibrant retro teal and orange colour-way, perfect for the summer months, the Fifth Edition Orbit deck has, once again, redefined standards.
Similar to the Fourth Edition, the back design reveals its beauty in a fan or spread. This time however, the design spills over the borders with a comet trailing to the very edge of the cards, creating a stunning new visual designed specifically for cardists. The changes don't just stop there, the tuck case is also internally printed and constructed from matte paper with a more minimal overall appearance for a streamlined aesthetic!
Mountains inspired by the Uranian moon, Miranda, can be found surrounding the 'perfect circle' on the back design and tuck case. Miranda is particularly relevant to Chris 'Orbit' Brown - first discovered in 1948, the year his Dad was born and first photographed in 1986, the year he was born.
All colours throughout the cards have been given a matte finish to mimic the tuck case and provide the user with a feeling of smoothness.
23,000 have been printed, traditionally cut and on Premium Crushed Bee Stock by United States Playing Card Company.
Since childhood Brown was fascinated with how things worked. Over the years he developed many talents but none as prevalent as magic. Moulded by a group out of the Bay Area called the Magic Garage, Brown met magicians who were experts in their field and who imparted valuable knowledge upon him. After studying the art for 4 years, Chris invented his first algorithm (at the age of 23!) after meeting Kim Peek, the original rain man. He entitled it, “The Rainman Algorithm” which, if told a birthday, can calculate the day you were born on, the day you'll turn 65 and what day it will land on this year - all in less than 5 seconds! Needless to say, a eye for detail and thoroughness is evident in every aspect of Brown's work.
Orbit came to life through Kickstarter and exceeded it's goal on the final day of the campaign. The 'perfect circle', a staple in the series' back design, illustrates a level of ability that most people strive for but seldom arrive at because many think it doesn’t exist or is unachievable.
The circle is perfection. The circle is a mentality. Its the highest level of expertise but also acknowledges that fact that we are all continuously learning, there is no beginning and no end.