Culminus Playing Cards Volume III Rare 2 Deck Set + Signed Booklet
Inspired by eschatological literature of the postexilic period, Culminus form the third and final volume in my Light versus Darkness series of deluxe, dark art poker playing cards. Culminus aims to represent ultimate evil and ultimate good with two standalone deck designs, Infernum and Infiniti, where infernal devils are seeking to wreak havoc to neutral men, and ethereal guardians are trying to stop them. In its essence, Culminus symbolises the moral compass and ethic dilemmas that all monarchs have faced in history and time as saints and sinners.
INFERNUM - The Monarchy of Darkness (Exercitum Diaboli) is comprised of fiends, a succubus, infernal devils and Lucifer himself, who all have unique ways to corrupt the minds of neutral men. Court panel texts reads ‘Hell itself can not be conquered.”
The Infernum backs have diabolic artwork in golden, metallic pantone, with a devils’ skull to represent hell and gothic demonology. The tip of the trident is placed on the head to simulate power and a kings crown taken by force and dark magic.
INFINITI - The Guardians of Light (Vi Luminis), are comprised of celestial demigods who protect the weak and innocent from harm by placing themselves between the devils and their targets. Court panel texts reads ‘A passage for the crippled, and a light for the blind.”
The Infiniti backs are designed as a powerful and organic artwork printed in golden, metallic pantone, and designed to represent honesty, loyalty, justice, power and peace through angel wings and fleur de lis.
BOOKLET (Hand signed by the Artist Nicolai) - The Culminus booklet is ideal for you if you want to enjoy the court illustrations in a bigger, uncropped format. This is a printed booklet in A6 format and features a premium thick finish with Gold Foil. A true collectors item.
► Limited Edition with numbered seal
► EXTERIOR + INTERIOR gold foil on tucks
► Embossed tuck boxes
► Deluxe matte tucks with special paper stocks
► 100% custom design of cards, pips and tucks
► 2-way front and back designs
► Metallic ink with gold pigment on card fronts & backs
► 54 poker sized cards (52+2 jokers)
► Printed by NPCC with new, improved finish
► Volume III in the 'Light vs. Darkness' series
|Condition||Brand New & Sealed|
|Designer||Nicolai Aaroe, Denmark|
|Manufacturer||Noir Arts Playing Cards Company, Ukraine|
|Card Material||Plastic Coated Paper|
|Card Size||Standard, Poker Size|
|Product Status||In-Stock (Australia)|
|Features||Numbered Sticker Seal|
|Collectors Info||Out-of-Print, Very Rare Set
Booklet Hand Signed by Nicolai Aaroe himself