Fontaine is a well-known brand in the world of Cardistry and playing card collecting. Founded in 2013 by the young entrepreneur Zach Mueller, the company has established a reputation for producing high-quality, visually stunning decks of cards.
Zach Mueller's brand followed with the creation of his own deck of cards featuring a minimalist design, featuring a simple mirror image of a lower case letter 'f' and was not initially intended to be a major undertaking. A modern take on a classic.
(Photo by Fontaine Cards)
One of the things that sets Fontaine Cards apart from other playing card companies is their commitment to innovation and creativity. They are constantly experimenting with new printing techniques, and design elements to create unique and memorable decks. An example would be their holographic print series which has launched modern playing cards into a new direction.
In addition to their regular deck releases, Fontaine Cards also collaborates with other companies and artists to create limited edition decks. These collaborations allow them to bring new and exciting designs to their fans, and also help to support and promote other artists in the industry. Some of their recent collaborations include decks with artist DabsMyla from Australia, featuring beautiful floral coloured art.
The attention to detail and level of craftsmanship that goes into each collaboration deck is truly impressive. Featuring intricate, hand-drawn illustrations on the cards. These decks are sought after by collectors and are often considered works of art in their own right.
(DabsMyla Fontaines photo by Fontaine Cards)
Fontaine Cards is also actively involved in the community of playing card collectors. They attend and sponsor events, such as the annual Cardistry Convention where they have been known for unveiling huge new projects such as "Fontaine Futures" in 2019.
They also have a strong presence on platforms such as Instagram, where they regularly showcase new releases and behind-the-scenes glimpses of their design and production process.
Overall, Fontaine Cards is a company that is dedicated to creating high-quality, beautiful playing cards and supporting the community of collectors who love them. If you're a fan of playing cards, be sure to check out their offerings and see for yourself why they are so highly respected in the industry. Whether you're looking for a new addition to your collection or simply want a deck of cards that is truly something special, Fontaine Cards has something for everyone.
If you are looking to pick up a deck of Fontaines, you can take a look at our shop where we sell a variety of Fontaines here.
Who is Zach Mueller?
(photo from Fontaine Cards on Youtube)
Zach Mueller is a well-known figure in the world of Cardistry, as well as the founder of Fontaine Cards.
Thanks in part to the success of his viral YouTube video on Kuma Films. Titled "Hypnotic Cardistry Kid," the video has garnered over 2.5 million views and helped to introduce a wide audience to the art form.
You can watch "Hypnotic Cardistry Kid" on youtube here.
Mueller's own journey with Cardistry began with an interest in card magic in his childhood. He eventually became skilled enough to create instructional videos for Theory11 and to make his own tutorials on YouTube.
In addition to being known for his isolations - impressive and difficult moves that require a lot of practice to master - Mueller has also leveraged the success of his Cardistry videos to create his popular brand of playing cards.