I was inspired by the original William Wallace Denslow illustrations of the L. Frank Baum tale, I wanted to create a unique deck that paid homage to the original character illustrations from the book. From the rough-looking wicked witch to the merry band of friends like the Scarecrow, Tinman, and Cowardly lion, all the court cards revive century-old characters in a brand new light.
So many people are accustomed to ruby red slippers and a wicked witch with a green nose, flying broom, and a long pointy nose, when none of those iconic elements weren't introduced into culture until the movies came out years later in all their technicolor goodness. I wanted to push past the tinsel town interpretation and offer up my own versions of the original illustrations. Wizard of Oz is a deck full of both color and lively characters that help tell a timeless story.
This is the May Kings Wild Gilded subscription deck offering
Wonderful Journey is inspired by the classic fantasy stories “Alice in Wonderland” and “Alice in the Looking Glass”.
The cards use the multi-color cold gilding process exclusively developed by KSPCC. On the basis of the full-page cold stamping laser dark gold / laser dark silver, some patterns on the card front and card back also have the color bronzing effect.
Exclusively formulated special ink for the first time, which greatly improves the toughness and durability of the card, and removes the irritating smell in the cold stamping process.