Oriental Deck design is inspired by classical Chinese aesthetics. Simplicity is the design philosophy of the Oriental Deck.
The Deck cover uses Toby’s last Chinese character “?” with a Chinese calligraphy brush. The word “?” means in Chinese:”Forever”, signifying the timeless classical beauty of Chinese Art.
The back of the Deck design comes from classical Chinese wood carving patterns, these patterns mostly appeared in ancient Chinese doors and wooden windows.
The designer Michael Lai carefully combined both ancient and modern Chinese Art and lays out the Deck with unique touches, in which it essentiate the patterns with charm and Chinese classical beauty.
After several modifications and adjustments, the symbol of the “Dragon” was used as Jokers in the Oriental Deck, combined with the prophecy of “7 of Clubs”.
As we all know “Dragon” is a traditional Chinese talisman, this merge with the name Oriental.
This is the first attempt in history of using a Court Card to print with metallic ghost colours on an ARRCO classical surface, which finalized the Deck with a more classical look.
Simplicity is the design philosophy of the Oriental Deck. Because of this philosophy, every Oriental Deck gives the enticing taste of the classic Chinese style.