Conjuring Arts Playing Cards

Historic skulls adorn a custom card set from the elusive center for magic

We visited Bill Kalush last year and learned about the Conjuring Arts Research Center—his hidden library of rare texts and artifacts related to the history of magic. The center is also a community hub for the occult, publishing the biannual scholarly journal Gibecière and running the Hocus Pocus magic program for children in hospitals. As it happens, they also make playing cards. Through a special …