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06 May

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…

02 July

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…

25 October

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…

09 October

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…

03 March

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 comes back to be even stronger. It has two very important things to succeed. The first one is a fantastic group of people in love…