By Gary Symons
TLL Editor in Chief
The three-time diamond selling musician Post Malone is designing art for Magic: The Gathering’s Secret Lair playing cards.
Malone is partnering with Hasbro’s Wizard of the Coast division mainly because he is a well-known Magic: The Gathering enthusiast, who will now be included in the game.
Secret Lair is a direct-to-consumer, limited-edition product that debuted in 2019 featuring unique themes, wild new art treatments, and unique collaborations. This collectible product series has become a fan favorite and iconic showcase for the creativity and passion of artists, brands, and entertainers around the world.
Post provided creative input for a series of cards in Secret Lair x Post Malone: Backstage Pass. Not only are the featured cards selected from his personal deck, the design features Post in a starring role.
In Secret Lair X Post Malone: The Lands, the scenery for the land cards features Post’s iconic tattoos somewhere in the setting. In addition, Post hand wrote and drew the text for the land cards, making each one a personal expression from Post to the players.
“Post is helping us celebrate 30 years of Magic, and that includes this Secret Lair,” said Mark Heggen, a product architect for Magic: The Gathering. “We’ve loved working with him to find this new and unexpected way for him to connect with his millions of fans – either through his Magic enthusiasm or his immensely popular music.”
Both Secret Lair sets are available for preorder now until Nov. 14. Once the preordering window closes, they are gone for good, Hasbro warned fans Both sets will be available in foil and nonfoil editions.
Secret Lair is a celebration of Magic: The Gathering through collaborations with world renowned artists, familiar franchises, and special events.