The Bridge J7 deck has been printed in a limited edition of 1000 decks only. The deck comprises a full 54 cards (suits and red & black jokers). Card dimensions are 57.5mm x 89mm (bridge size). Cards are printed on 300gsm board and finished with UV varnish. Cards come supplied in a specially designed tuck box.
Having completed several Lenormand decks over the past couple of years, I was looking to try my hand at a slightly different project. As I didn't feel quite ready for the major undertaking another full Tarot deck would represent, I decided instead to design my first deck of standard playing cards. Over the past year I'd become increasingly interested in the history of playing cards in their more familiar form.
I didn't think I've been unique in this respect: there certainly seems at present to be a growing enthusiasm for using standard playing cards - rather than Tarot or oracles - for cartomancy. While the reasons for this aren't yet entirely clear - perhaps some readers are hankering after a 'purer' and less complicated cartomantic experience than Tarot or oracles provide - for myself I've definitely felt myself being pulled back towards more traditional decks, so the idea of creating a new deck in this style very much appealed to me.
There is already. of course, a vast number of decorative playing card decks available in every conceivable shape, size, and theme. I felt, however, that only a very limited amount of these decks - beautiful as they may be - lent themselves very well to cartomancy. I was therefore concerned when creating this deck about designing a set of cards which could be used for cartomancy as well as for traditional game play. While I wanted to keep the overall scheme of the deck fairly simple, I also wanted to give at least some recognition to the history of the standard playing card and to its subtle relationship with its 'cousin', the larger, more complex Tarot deck.