Illusionist Zak Mirzadeh debuts the MIRZ brand. MIRZ Playing Cards launched on Kickstarter and was funded within 24 hours. The pattern on the card back is based on Girih (Persian for "knot"), a decorative geometric artform popular in Middle Eastern countries. Girih is constructed from hexagons placed using an overlapping circle grid, a pattern that dates to the 13th century. Only 2,500 decks printed. No reprints.