I have always loved playing cards. I’ve been lightly collecting decks of cards ever since I can remember. (I still have some decks from when I was a little boy). Anytime I would go on vacation I would keep an eye out for a souvenir deck of some sort. I wouldn’t go crazy buying decks until much later in life, when I would buy almost every deck being released by the big companies. Those big companies are Ellusionist, Theory11, Dan & Dave Buck, The Blue Crown and David Blaine. I amassed over 1000 decks in the span of about 6 years. In all those years of collecting decks, not once did I find a good quality, decently designed deck for Canada. I found my mission! I would design a Canadian deck that I would be proud to own and show off. That was the birth of the Can-Eh-Diana deck.
I used design software similar to Illustrator, only my software was free. It’s called Inkscape. I took inspiration from several designs from decks in my collection, such as the Stud deck and Jerry’s Nugget deck. I wanted to showcase Canadian magic talent, so I included 12 Canadian magicians as the court cards. I tried getting the deck funded via kickstarter, but it wasn’t successful. I thought maybe it was too much directed at a small niche of people by including the magicians, so in my second version I replaced the magicians with Canadian sports for the kings. I then tried a new deck crowdfunding platform and lowered my total funding goal. It was successful, and so I present to you the “Can-Eh-Diana” deck, with two limited edition designs. They are available from our online store.