ABOUT THIS DECK
My design partners at Deveo Media and I have created a project showcasing Chinese culture. We hope you enjoy seeing it as much as we enjoyed making it!
“Middle Kingdom” was used to refer to civilizations around the Yellow River Valley before the empires leading to modern-day China began to form. The two characters in the ideogram for China, 中国, are part of those for Middle Kingdom, 中央王国, so the reference has stood the test of time. The court cards use exquisitely detailed line art of Chinese deities and people, while the card back is a great freehand drawing with interpretations of Chinese lattice borders and, of course, a dragon.
China's vast history provides a rich palette of subjects for court cards.