Inspired by mythology and illustrated by hand, the Archangels Deck represents a new level of elegance in playing card design. The design was produced by theory11 and illustrated by Tom Lane in the United Kingdom. The design itself required six months of intricate, pen-and-ink illustration. The back design is the crown jewel of the Archangel Deck. The closer you look, the more detail you will find. The Archangels Deck showcases a juxtaposition of good and evil, darkness and light, night and day, angels and demons. The Bicycle® Archangels Deck contains original artwork on the ace of spades, joker, back design, and box. On the box, debossed ridges provide a unique feel that accent majestic gold foil across each face.