Blacklight Nudie Cards, 2011, 4C offset printed in fluorescent inks in cardboard box, 3.5 x 2.5 x .75 in. (8.9 x 6.4 x 1.9 cm), 52 Regulation Playing Cards + 2 Jokers + 2 Title Cards.
These Blacklight Nudie Cards feature iconic drawings by McGinness that were developed from figure studies of various models. They are best enjoyed under blacklights. Blacklights emit only a frequency in the invisible range of 350-370 nm. The fluorescent inks used in the printing of these cards absorb this ultraviolet light and then re-emit it almost instantaneously. Some energy gets lost in the process, so the emitted light has a longer wavelength than the absorbed radiation, which makes this light visible and causes the ink to appear to glow.
Note: The first edition features 4 drawings on the box, and the second edition features a single figure on the box.