Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bryan Berg - The World's Best Card Stacker

It's the best time for you to meet the best man in constructing entire buildings and castles with playing cards as his main material without the use of any glue and tape, and without even folding or bending the cards.  Bryan Berg has an extraordinary ability to stack playing cards making and imitating tall and large buildings which are famous around the globe.  Hence, he has been holding the Guinness World record for the Tallest House of Freestanding Playing Cards since 1992. To recognize his work, Guinness World Records also created a new category in 2004 and that is the World's Largest House of Freestanding Playing Cards.

 Berg continues to break his own world records with his intricate and sensational designs.  Based in Iowa, he cut his first stack of cards at the tender age of 8. Bryan holds a Professional Degree in Architecture and a Design Achievement Award from Iowa State University and a Masters in Design Studies from Harvard.

He proved to the world his extraordinary skill of art. In fact, he duplicated many of the well-known landmarks worldwide such as New York skyline and Cinderella's castle. For over 30 years, Berg has been perfecting his art.

His largest work till date is a card recreation of the Venetian Macau Resort-Hotel. With this, he broke his own world record by using 4,000 decks or an amazing 219,000 individual cards, placed on top of each other over a period of 44 days.

However he also understands that what goes up must eventually come down. As what he said, “I also enjoy knocking the structures down because I consider the demolition of each project part of the creative process.”