If there would be a Playing Cards dictionary, and we would look for elegance, refinement or beauty, it would certainly appear one word in those definitions: Lotrek.
Lotrek (Half Moon Playing Cards) was the first creator of contemporary decks to make cards using hot foil stamping (no metallic inks) on the cards themselves in the Venexiana Gold deck.
After several editions of this successful deck, Lotrek has decided to create something new inspired by the Byzantine iconic art, the pictorial style used in religious altarpieces that make a hallmark of the great heir of the Roman Empire. The designs keep a certain fidelity to the traditional cards but with a clear reinterpretation inspired by Byzantine art style.
Icons Imperial Edition will be the most luxurious and limited one of the three that will be created. This edition, personally produced by the own Lotrek, will integrate differentiating and high level luxury features. The tuck box, embossed, will have velvet and stamped foil. The cards back will use foil stamping in both gold and silver, something really amazing that will make this deck something unique in the card history.
There won’t be cellophane or seal in the box, just a band of golden paper, that will let you enjoy the beauty of the cards without breaking anything. All decks will be numbered and signed at the bottom of the case.
If you want one, do not wait too much. Only 555 decks will be created and only 500 will be available on Kickstarter. Despite its price (lower than Venexiana Gold despite incorporating more special features), it is very likely that the decks will sold out quickly because it is a unique collector’s item.
Visit the project website and get yours.