Bicycle "Venexiana" deck of playing cards

A project in Athens, Greece by Half Moon Playing Cards

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A deck of 100% custom playing cards, printed by the USPCC.
Backers: 788
Average Pledge Per Backer: $29

Funded: $23,098 of $15,000
Dates: Jul 16th -> Aug 20th (35 days)
Project By: Half Moon Playing Cards
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Latest News

Last of the courts

August 20th - via:
Hi all, As the campaign is heading to its ending, we have 2 hours to meet the last of the court cards. So let's go inside the Basilica di San Marco. "Venexiana" would have been  incomplete without a representative of the clergy. Here is the King of... (Read More)

Now that it's ending...

August 19th - via:
It's less than 24 hours to go and I think you have what you need in order to make your final decisions. "Venexiana" is going to be printed ONLY once, so this is the last chance to grab a deck. And this is the most I can say to promote the campaign... (Read More)

New court card- Jack of Spades

August 19th - via:
Our Jack of Spades is a Carnival figure, wearing the "Bauta", a very characteristic Venetian mask. The bauta is designed to comfortably cover the entire face; so as to enable the wearer to talk, eat, and drink without having to remove it, thereby... (Read More)

Time for reading

August 19th - via:
Hi again, If you are curious about the book our young nobleman was reading in Cafe Florian, it's the famous play "Servant of Two Masters", written by the great Italian playwright King of Clubs. Ooops! I mean, Carlo Goldoni. Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni... (Read More)

"IMPERIAL deck" : A great deck by a fellow artist

August 19th - via:
Hi everyone, I'm sure most of you know Randy Butterfield and his phenomenally detailed artwork. Those of you who don't, check out his "IMPERIAL playing cards" Campaign, inspired by the famous Faberge eggs!... (Read More)

New T-Shirt, new Court card

August 18th - via:
Hi again., With all this black back story we've ignored the artwork... I was thinking that the Ace of Spades could not be absent from the Venexiana collection. So here's the last t-shirt design. This will be available only on white t-shirts, because... (Read More)


August 18th - via:
Hello, After the yesterday's announcement and your incredible support and understanding, I think it's time for the final decisions, as the project ends in two days. I don't wish to perplex things, so the project will continue as it was before the... (Read More)

A VERY important and strange announcment...

August 17th - via:
Hello everybody, The last two days have been very strange for me... The project goes well, you have responded in the most touching way, however I'm not happy anymore. I realized that I've been carried away by my enthusiasm and made a huge mistake.... (Read More)

"V" for Venexiana

August 15th - via:
As our custom seal goal is reached (and we're now far beyond it), I was thinking that this seal deserves a bit more projection. So I got down to work in order to make it more elaborate to stand as a t-shirt design. I didn't want to ruin it with any... (Read More)


August 14th - via:
We hit 17K! Thanks to your support, just a few minutes ago the deck became more beautiful...Venexiana will get the custom seal, which I think is something that definitely should be there. You don't stop to amaze me with your response. Thank you all!... (Read More)

The last of the Doges

August 13th - via:
Lodovico Manin (14 May 1725 – 24 October 1802) was the last Doge of Venice. He governed Venice from  1789 until 1797, when he was forced to abdicate by Napoleon Bonaparte. On 25 April 1797, the French fleet arrived at the Lido. Venetian cannons... (Read More)

Back to Black

August 12th - via:
The black edition was not in my intentions from the beginning. I had designed the deck having in mind the color of the parchment on which old books were handwritten. You cannot always explain inspiration. For some reason, apart from my love for... (Read More)


August 11th - via:
Well, it has become very cliche for a project creator to say "thank you from the bottom of my heart". The reason is that it's true! I believe all creators feel the same, and we cannot express it in other words. Seeing all these unknown people... (Read More)

Almost there...

August 10th - via:
Hello everybody! With 10 more days to go and 97% funded, the "Repubblica Venexiana" is preparing to celebrate!The Kings, queens and Jacks of this deck, hidden behind elaborate curtains brought from the East, can’t wait to see that magical “100%... (Read More)

The dark side

August 8th - via:
Venice had always been the city of Arts, Wealth and Elegance. However, the “Serenissima” always had its dark sides. As with Venice, “Venexiana” deck should also have its dark side. Or, to be precise, its dark tuck case! So I decided to... (Read More)

New Court Card -Jack of Clubs

August 7th - via:
Hello everybody, It’s been a while since the last update, Venexiana is steadily heading towards funding and this is only thanks to you! So today I was saying to take you for a coffee at Café Florian, where we’ll meet the Jack of Clubs! A young... (Read More)

T-shirts, fresh from the oven!

August 2nd - via:
Hi everybody,  Many friends / backers pointed out to me that there was something missing here... T-shirts! So, I'm introducing to you my summer Venexiana collection. :-)  This is the first design I'm releasing and there are more to follow. You can... (Read More)

Venexiana music

July 31st - via:
Hey, I think it's time for some music in Venice! Let's listen to one of the greatest composers of all times: The Jack of Diamonds!  Ehmm... I mean, Antonio Vivaldi. Vivaldi (1678-1741) was an Italian composer, Catholic priest, and virtuoso... (Read More)

The "real" Venexiana Coin

July 30th - via:
I just got the coins sample. Made of bronze, with an aged look, as if it came from an old Venetian chest!  (Read More)


July 30th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

New! Coins and Add-ons

July 27th - via:
Hey everybody! Many of you have asked me about the add-ons list. As I was planning to include coins, I couldn't upload it earlier. Now the coins have been designed and already sent to a local workshop for production. I'm expecting the real thing... (Read More)

New Card - Queen of Clubs?

July 25th - via:
Hi there! Thanks to your stunning support, the deck has hit $10000 and it's coming much closer to the funding goal!  I'm very grateful and really moved by your response. I'm trying to get everything ready  to upload the add-ons list on Monday.... (Read More)

New cards+ an interview!

July 22nd - via:
Hi there! We're half way to the funding goal! This is amazing! Thank you all, once again. :-) Yesterday,  posted an interview with me about my work and this deck. Those of you interested in reading it, you can find it... (Read More)

Bicycle Venexiana deck. Interview to Lotrek and exclusive images

July 22nd - via:
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. (Read More)

A few words

July 20th - via:
Hi there, First, I want to thank all new backers for taking the time to go through my project and pledge. It's really inspiring for me to see all this response to something I created. Many backers asked for some extra information on my "story" with... (Read More)

First Day in the Venice Republic

July 17th - via:
Hi everybody! It's been only one day after the launching of 'Venexiana" and we already hit more than $4300!! I'm amazed by your response, which by far exceeds my expectations! It's a great feeling to see my work and effort being appreciated and I'm... (Read More)

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