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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…

Icons Imperial Edition by Lotrek. The most luxurious modern deck in the world

  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…

Venexiana Dark Playing Cards. The sordid and disturbing masked face of Venice

  Although I have to admit that El Greco’s work is fantastic, my favorite Greek artist is still Lotrek (Half Moon Playing Cards). His talent has been widely demonstrated in his previous playing card decks such as Grotesque or the different editions of his Venexiana. Now he presents what will be probably the last and the…

Still don’t know CARDLAUNCHER? I can’t believe!

  Just a few days ago, CardLauncher, the new Playing Cards crowdfunding platform, was launched. Cardlauncher has been founded by Mike Ratledge and a group of people “Passionate about playing cards” in order to give the creators a new alternative to produce their decks and the community a new crowdfunding place specialized in Playing Cards. I…

Venexiana Gold. Impossible is nothing

  This will be a fast article, as fast as the campaign itself. It was going to last five days and the decks has been almost gone in less than one. Lotrek (Half Moon Playing Cards), creator of Venexiana and Grothesque, decided to challenge all those who said it was impossible and proved that it was not,…

Grotesque Playing Cards. When the ugly becomes beauty. Exclusive Video

  United Cardists is one of the most stunning communities about playing cards. As the strongest groups in the world, it has passed through many difficulties in the past, including a recent (and needed) change of ownership where Mike Ratledge has assumed command the forum with good vibes. Now, thanks to that new direction, UC…

The best decks of 2013. United Cardists Hall of Fame

  United Cardists is formed by a group of amazing people interested on playing cards and one of the most active forum where you can find almost everything related to any cardistry aspect. After picking up all the community votes, the list of the best deck of 2013 has been published. For that purpose, 17 categories…

Bicycle Venexiana deck. Interview to Lotrek and exclusive images

  Venice, the Adriatic Queen, is one of the most inspiring cities for artists all over the world. That’s the case of Lotrek, from Half Moon, a Greek designer that decided to make a Bicycle deck inspired on the city of canals: Venexiana. This is not his first design for playing cards, as he already…