About us

Baba Studio was founded in 2002 by husband and wife partnership Alex Ukolov and Karen Mahony. Alex is a Russian illustrator and Karen an Irish designer. They now run the studio from the centre of the old part of Prague, where they're surrounded by incredible art and architecture - and by amazing cats of course (they insisted on a mention).

The studio is well-known for extravagant, "Moderne Baroque" visuals with a distinct twist of both humour and the bizarre. Baba Studio's distinctive tarot decks have three times been voted the "Deck of the Year" and you can see many of the card images in use on our textiles and bags.

Besides decks, we produce a growing number of uniquely designed products including accessories, small household items, and soon, clothing and perfumes - all with the distinct Baba blend of lavish decoration and beautiful quality.

Nowadays we collaborate on an increasing number of licensed products, both digital and physical. If you’re interested in licensing any of our Bohemian Cats, Bohemian Gothic, Alice or other images please contact us.

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