“Under the Sea” transformation playing cards were published in 2005 to raise money for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an environmental charity which promotes sustainable fishing practices. 54 contemporary artists and illustrators were commissioned to create images for the deck, each one donating artwork. The transformations retain the traditional positions of the pips on the cards (apart from the jokers and court cards) while the variety of styles of illustration and design produce an eclectic but visually enchanting set.
"No matter how many times lush grass withers in cold winter, it will always thrive once again in spring."
These words were written 1,300 years ago by the Tang Dynasty poet 白居易(Bai Juyi). Just like grass, we as human will experience ups and downs. When bad time comes, never give up, fight and wait for the opportunity. Everyone has the power to turn downs into ups.
These are the basic concepts we have when designing this deck of playing cards.
Bicycle branded; limited of 2,500 decks
Manufactured by the United States Playing Card Company, embossed finish (aka magic, air-cushion, linen finish, or performance coating)
54 fully customized playing cards. Including 2 Jokers (one with reveal), 1 ad card with a painting of nature and 1 double backer.
Marked deck. You don't need to learn any new marking system -- you just know the card by a glance at the back.
The expansion deck contains both light and dark versions of the Major Arcana tarot cards. This deck is for those who desired a complete tarot set when combined with the light and dark main cards from the respective decks.
When oducing Odissea, some Minerva and Neptune boxes were lost. It wasn't possible print more foiled tucks, so digital were tuckboxes to made Odissea Aegis (Minerva cards) and Odissea Nemesi (Neptune cards). Limited to less than 300 for each deck.