A Note From Daniel MadisonPurple and Limited-Edition Orange will be the last two decks ever created in the Madison Logo Series.
When faced with the challenge of making a new Madison deck I wanted to dare to be different and do something that would take everybody by surprise.
Minimalistic and monochrome are two words that have become synonymous with my image and style and I wanted to change that with the Madison Hustlers; I wanted to take a risk and create something very much on the outside of my comfort zone.
I chose two colors that had never been used before on playing cards; a purple that’s approaching pink and an orange as bright as I could find - two colors perfect for summertime madness.
Heavily inspired by the casinos of the 50’s and 60’s, I wanted to create something that wouldn’t look out of place in the original Ocean’s 11 film.
In line with the previous Madison decks, the design revolves around the M logo, which although appears four times in the design, you never see a complete logo.
I wanted something that would appeal to both gamblers and magicians - something that would have the benefits of an all over design whilst at the same time retain the ‘magicians-ally’ - borders.
To do this, I only placed borders on the sides of the deck and bled the design to the top and bottom, and within these borders, I offered a one-way system by offsetting the left border by 1mm.
I created a new Ace of Spades that hosted only the M logo with no Spade and the Joker in this deck is a new favorite, which of course, has a special reveal hidden within.
This deck represents change and the confidence to dare to be different. I am Daniel Madison, and these are the Madison Hustlers.
This is by far my favorite deck. It has become my signature for all my tricks and effects. I have had requests to buy the deck from me or where they can get one themselves. So far this is my favorite deck from E!
I just got a deck of these cards and I absolutely love them. They simply handle great! The faces look great, and the backs not only look elegant, but they make nice looking fans and ribbon spreads. I just wish you could purchase the Orange Hustlers, or Ellusionist would put out other colors.
This is easily one of my favourite decks. The cards are ultra thin and just feel so good in my hands. I've been playing with them nonstop for the past few days now and I've even given them some nasty drops and they still feel brand new. I'll be buying these forever.
Daniel Madison pursues intelligence and subtlety. This deck is the epitome of that. The deck is so overt that it's covert. The color and border scheme distract from your sleights by having the attention placed on the physical characteristics. Quality is second to none.
Of the decks on Ellusionist, this is probably going to become a favorite.The one way system makes it easy to find one or more selected cards.The white borders on the side make it easier to get away with a reversed card or cards. Interestingly enough even there are borders on the sides this deck still acts like an all over borderless design.Because of how BOLD this deck is, it also provides excellent misdirection.If you have the gamblers DVD,you probably have an idea how can use the poker hands card. The poker hands card is one of the most useful cards in the deck(as well as the gamblers).Now that being said the idea was good, but it could have been executed better. If ordering this deck be warned, you might get a deck where the borders are so symetretical that it makes the one way system impossible because of misprints. An easy way to check for this, is to look at the extra cards that come with the deck. If these cards' borers are different than your deck, then you might have a misprint. If it were not for the misprint, this deck would get 5/5 stars. So as such, I am forced to give this only 4/5 stars.
As always, top notch product from Ellusionist and Daniel Madison. At first, the colors threw me, but once they are in your hands, your inner hustler takes over. Love the dichotomy of the short sides vs long sides! Never seen a deck like this before!
I was incredibly dubious about the colors available, but I decided to order a brick and take a chance.
I was stunned by how beautifully they handle, and when fanned they look absolutely stunning. My only wish is to see non limited editions in deep red, blue, green and black.
Seriously print them in a normal color scheme and I will be buying them in the dozens of each.
Very disappointed with the design of the last deck in the Madison logo series! This really is an ugly deck. I got some anyway because once I've held decks in my hands that I thought were bad looking ended up being pretty nice... Not these. The redeeming factor for these cards is the one way side borders. I do like how the borders on just the sides came out and the one way is a nice add on to it.
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