• 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…

  • The making of The Devil card

    We wanted this card for The Bohemian Cats’ Theatre Tarot to be full of symbolism and with a depth of meaning. After much thought, we turned to a very old table-top theatre that we bought from Austria, and two Czech puppets from Antonín Münzberg, a good, 1920s puppet maker. Fortunately, we also…

  • Anthropomorphic felines: A crash course in catstory

    The Bohemian Cats images that we are currently making at BabaBarock are a new approach to a very old tradition. Today, we think nothing of seeing a cat dressed up, walking on hind legs and talking. They can be seen in animated films, cartoons, and on all sorts of merchandise from…

  • Bohemian Cats Tarot sketches

    The Bohemian Cats’ Theatre project – how it all began.

    https://youtu.be/3lsRzF0I38Q The original Baroque Bohemian Cats’ Tarot and the Bohemian Cats picture book date all the way back to 2003/4 and has been through several versions since. We’ve always loved living with cats and it came naturally to us to build to make an entire fantasy world around them…