Bicycle Scarab Playing Cards by Crooked Kings
Scarab beetles possess mysterious powers that allow them to magically cross between the realms of the living and the dead to transport immortal souls.
This duality is reflected in our two decks—Red Scarab and Blue Scarab—as each deck reveals how ancient Egyptian royals fair on either side of death.
Our Red Scarab deck shows well-stylized designs of royalty living and ruling their earthly kingdoms. Their human life is signified by red accents—representing the blood of life—against monochromatic color schemes with hints of gold signifying royal status. All Red Scarab cards are set against a white background, representing the sacredness of life on earth.
Our Blue Scarab deck lifts the veil of death, exposing highly rendered details of the Egyptian rulers manifesting on the other side.The noble spirits illuminate the darkness, allowing the light to reflect off their gold adornments to reveal stunning hand-drawn details of these divine beings. Hints of iridescent blue highlighting their jewelry symbolize the heavens and bestow the power of rebirth upon ancient Egypt’s most prestigious souls. All Blue Scarab cards are set against a stark black background, denoting the unknown and darkness of the afterlife.