I’m probably being dense, but I’m missing what the reference(s) are in the write up. The designs are cool, can someone explicate please? I know what tarot cards are fwiw!..
edit, der Pokemon, what else?
"You probably see what’s going on here. These designs are a mashup of two fun things that people treat with quasi religious reverence.
One is a cartoon show/card game/video game/interactive geo-locational experience that goes by a two syllable name, the first of which is a Hawaiian culinary delicacy, and the second of which is the common abbreviation for Monday.
We won’t talk about that part much. For obvious reasons.
Instead, we’ll focus on the second part of the design: the rendering of characters from the above mentioned cartoon show/universe-unto-itself into a Tarot aesthetic."
Kadabra (featured here as the Magician) also has some neat trivia behind it. In Japan its name is “Yungerer,” a clear reference to Uri Geller, the stage magician who popularized the act of bending a spoon with the power of his mind. Uri Geller did not care for this reference and he sued Nintendo, who in turn hasn’t printed a card featuring Kadabra since 2003.
Uri Geller had a change of heart last month, calling on Nintendo to return Kadabra to normal.
@lljk Willingness to buy almost anything tarot minus total lack of interest in pokemon multiplied by a deep, conflicted love of Uri Geller means you just upped the chances of my buying both of these shirts by quite a bit.