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02 February
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NOC-turn Playing cards by Di Fatta. Inspired by the beauty of nighttime darkness

In 2012, magician Alex Pandrea launched a simple idea into the market that became something completely revolutionary: the NOC deck. With completely standard faces and solid colored backs, the NOC deck burst into the market and quickly became an essential item in the pocket of any magician or cardist. Since then, dozens of different colors and editions have been released both by the original creator and by different companies that wanted to print their personal stamp on an already legendary…

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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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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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10 February
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A-GLO decks. Multicolor Playing Cards that glow in the dark

The quest for originality and differentiating aspects in the card design is, undoubtedly, an added value that card fans appreciate in this raising of the playing cards offer in the market. In pursuit of this originality, 421 Creations, a dynamic creative group eager to gain a foothold in this hard business, have been working for months on a new and special concept: the A-GLO DECK.     A-GLO cards have been designed to not go unnoticed. Fluorescent designs with a…

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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…