Matrix Edition 1
- Printed by USPCC
- Limited to 2500 decks
- Premium bee stock, crushed, air cushion finish and traditionally cut
- 56 fully custom cards, including 4 additional cards
- Fully custom tuck
- 1-way back design with experimental card faces
Graphic design as we know it, would arguably not be the same without the founders of the Swiss Design style, otherwise known as the ‘International Typographic Style’, one of whom is called Armin Hofmann.
Inspired by a study of his, this is the first deck in the Matrix collection that combines a love of typography, with bold, original pattern design, fully customised with thirteen different face card graphics, and a 1-way back design.
With collectors and cardists in mind, I want this deck to stand out and differ from the norm, with the Grid collection having set the scene with my roots in typographic playing card design.
Matrix promises to question both the user and the spectator, with unique displays during flourishes, spreads and packet cards; the overlapping colours playfully combining and contrasting in motion. Even when not in use, the deck is a work of graphic art and sure to be a truly unique addition to any collection, and the start of a fascinating journey of experimentation and evolution as the series grows.
Photography by Ryan Smith