Who are the creators?

Jocu (yo-koo) was born to create beautiful, luxury playing cards in Europe. Founded in Italy, the creators bring a love of folklore, mythology and magic into their designs and hope to put some real magic in the hands of performers.

Fillide have been crafted in painstaking detail by Sicilian designer Alessandra Gagliano specifically under the guidance of magicians and cardists from the magic community. Together with Anthony Holt, a lover of magic, playing cards and magickal things, they have launched Jocu in order to offer premium-quality luxurious playing cards with a truly European style and tradition.

The Team

What our clients say about us

  • The artwork of this deck is fantastic. Every aspect of the illustration is done beautifully, especially the back design: never I seen such intricate printing (kudos to Cartamundi).
  • Just received my decks here in Ireland, and I have to say, these are easily the highest quality, most beautiful decks I have ever owned. The attention to every tiny detail, and the overall finish really show the imagination, thoughtfulness and dedication that went into this project. They truly are a credit to your name, and I hope you feel as proud of bringing these to life, as I do owning them. Molto bene! p.s Love the booklet and coins too, and appreciate the bookmark and badge!
  • Jocu, you have been my most anticipated decks this year. I just got my package from the post office and opened it. This is my birthday present for myself. After opening the box, it did not disappoint! I absolutely love these cards. I also ordered the coins and the booklet, and though I have read just a few pages, I love the mythology! The coins are so nice and heavy. The extras were a beautiful touch, and I also received a drawn portrait of the joker from ale, and I love it so much! I am so glad I could be a part of this campaign! And last, the magicians bag, this was so cool to feel and explore! Thank you Jocu, for these cards, your dedication, and for the amazing people you are. Have an amazing day!
  • Absolutely beautiful filled decks by @jocuplayingcards so happy to have these
  • Might the most beautiful tuck cases I’ve ever seen.
  • CARTAMUNDICARDS: Time to set your alarms! ⏰ ‘Fillide - A Sicilian Folk Tale’ by @jocuplayingcards (designed by @vanillabeans.tattoo) goes live on Kickstarter