• The making of the Two of Pentacles card

    This is a card that we always enjoy designing because there are so many possibilities for conveying the broad idea of juggling a lot of things at once! We knew almost immediately that we wanted to show a cat in a harlequin costume (a jester would have been another…

  • Cats make a mark in Japanese prints, of course

    It would be surprising if Japan didn’t have a tradition of dressed up cats doing human things. The island nation does not disappoint. Cats seem to have first come on trading ships from China about a thousand years ago, and became respected as mouse catchers. There are even temples…