From a young age, Derek McKee never left the house without a deck of playing cards. In his senior year of high school, McKee’s business teacher challenged him to create products with meaning. Naturally, McKee thought of his ever growing card collection - although grand in size, it lacked the essence of which his professor spoke. Thus, Pure Imagination Projects was born.
Using historical tales taking us back to childhood, every deck of playing cards from Pure Imagination Projects (PIP) is a trip to the past while staying modern for professional use in the future. McKee recruited design student and friend Logan Max to collaborate on his first custom deck, Les Méliès. Inspired by the 1902 film, Le Voyage Dans La Lune by George Méliès, the Méliès deck has become a favorite amongst magicians and collectors worldwide.
Since its initial Kickstarter release, PIP has since partnered with global distributors and released nine exclusive, beautiful decks of playing cards. To date, PIP has sold over 20,000 decks and continues to partner with some of the best designers around the world. Produced with with top of the line manufacturing standards, Pure Imagination Projects provides premium quality playing cards for the professional magician and common card player alike.