The Bee’s Knees Edition is one of the two decks of our Guns, Jazz & Whiskey Kickstarter campaign. Printed by Cartamundi on their True Linen B9 Finish, foiled and embossed tuck made by Boschiero&Newton. Entirely custom designed. Limited to 500 units!
The Bee’s Knees is, simply put, a statement: only 500 numbered units will ever be produced. The exclusive Boschiero & Newton, in Italy, makes the tuck. Golden hot foil showcasing a sax and a gun, the beauty and the danger of the City, in an Art Deco pattern. And embossing, highlighting the details.
This one is for the lover of art and beauty, for the successful and the hotshot.
All the court cards have been designed to represent what we feel is the true soul of New York City in the 1920s.
The Spades represent Jazz music. In this world, this is about the only thing that is truly pure. If you close your eyes, you can almost hear the angelic voice of Jasmine, and the melancholic notes of Victor’s sax.
The Hearts are the mobs. You’ll know them when you see them; finding proof of their illegal behavior, that is much harder. “Dottore”, even though only 29 years old, is the King of the neighborhood, and control every single shop.
The Clubs represent the cops. Surely many of them are decent women and man, but there is a whole lot of bad apples in this bunch. Chief Vincent Klubowski, in particular, is not to be trusted.
The Diamonds, finally, show the part of society that everybody wants to pretend doesn’t exist. You can find all of them at the Bespectacled Swine, the most infamous speakeasy in the Lower East Side, where Hector slings watered-down whiskey.