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06 May
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GROTESK MACABRE Playing Cards INVERTED INFERNO Edition. The happy ending of a macabre story

When the people of the future look for the word “tenacity” or “perfectionism” in the encyclopedia, they will undoubtedly find a photo of Lotrek (OATH Playing Cards) next to the definitions. Since this Greek artist decided to create a new standard of quality in the world of contemporary cards, he has had to face a multitude of catastrophic misfortunes that have forced him to perform dozens of tests and reprints of his decks until achieving an optimal result. Each new creation…

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09 October
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LA CATRINA DEAD EDITION Playing Cards. This beautiful girls are not alive anymore

After completing their first project about La Catrina, Joc Fora, a young Spanish company dedicated to design and audiovisual creation, launch their second deck: LA CATRINA DEAD EDITION. If the first deck was inspired by the illustrations of the famous Jose Guadalupe Posada, this new edition is much more mysterious and disturbing. The essential aesthetic elements are red roses and skeletal bodies, unmistakable symbols of traditional Mexican imagery. These new designs are less linear and symbolic with richly detailed illustrations….

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14 August
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MOIRAI Playing Cards. Your destiny is written and says you will have it in your collection

Feared and respected by Zeus himself, the three Fates (Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos) are represented in many different ways in Greek mythology and also called by other names in several classic mythologies. These deities who embody the Destiny have served as inspiration for MOIRAI Playing Cards.     The creation for this deck arises as a collaboration between two good friends sharing ideas around a lunch. Designed by Steward West (Fanangled) and illustrated by Bob Case, the awesome drawings make use of a great symbolic…

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02 July
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GROTESK MACABRE BLACK GOLD Edition. Foiled wherever you watch

Going on with his relentless production of luxury decks, Lotrek (Half Moon Playing Cards) has launched his latest campaign on Kickstarter to offer a new and spectacular creation: GROTESK MACABRE BLACK GOLD Edition. Actually, the deck is a new version of the Black Mass deck, launched in October 2015 within the Grotesk Macabre campaign, but with important technical improvements being first deck ever printed on black stock with hot stamped foil on both card backs and faces. Black Mass printing was delayed so…

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21 April
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MEMENTO MORI COLLECTION Carpe Diem and Vanitas Playing Cards. It is inevitable you like them

Respice post te! Hominem te esse memento! Look around you, remember that you are mortal! Tertullian This quote, which is part of a tradition in Ancient Rome to remember the victorious general his human limitations and warn him about arrogance and vanity, is considered the origin of the Latin expression “Memento Mori” (“remember you have to die“).  Inspired by this idea of death as inevitable and the vanity that fills the hearts of those who ignore it, Noir Arts launches a new deck…

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25 October
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GROTESK MACABRE BLACK MASS Edition. Metallic inks on black stock. A true collector deck

A few days ago I showed you the new deck of Lotrek: GROTESK MACABRE. Playing cards with careful design and dark inspiration. When the campaign is already funded, Lotrek surprises us with a new and interesting edition of the deck: BLACK MASS. This is not just another a variation artificially created as a limited deck, but a true collecting item printed in Greece by Halfmoon Playing Cards. The most interesting and special feature of these cards is that they will be printed on…

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09 October
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Artist’s thoughts: Grotesk Macabre Playing Cards. The darkest deck by Lotrek

Grotesque Playing Cards, created by the already famous Greek designer Lotrek, was released as the United Cardists 2014 annual deck. Although Lotrek (Half Moon Playing Cards)  has been working since that moment in new and exciting decks including different Venexiana‘s aftermaths or Icons Playing Cards, Grotesque was the starting point for the artist to express his own vision of the dark, the macabre, the eerie. So, Lotrek just launched his new creation: GROTESK MACABRE. Grotesk Macabre was an idea I had…

23 February
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Antithesis deck. Life in the mirror of death

  Jet City Limited is a company dedicated to spread art in any shape and expression. The boss, Michael Ryan Norton, is not only a believer on crowdfunding and an active backer, but also an artist, a creator, an inventor and a designer. They have launched their first deck of cards: Antithesis. Designed by Adam Valmassoi, the cards show the philosophical perception of the death, naturally opposed to the life. The artist have drawn a whole imaginery composed by artistic…