Takashi Murakami is an extraordinary collaborator, having worked with brands like Crocs, Supreme, Vans and Macy’s to pump out merchandise such as sneakers, shoes, t-shirts and skateboards. Tomorrow, Murakami will break through into card games, with a Murakami-themed UNO card game.
The deck features Murakami’s signature motifs – smiling flowers with rainbow petals and bears with sharp teeth – as well as an image of Murakami herself rendered as a cartoon. Four of the cards are double-sided, and sticking them together creates two different poster-sized images.
The deck is part of a series of UNO’s “Artiste Series”, which previously featured designs by artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shepard Fairey and Keith Haring. The works of these artists are currently among the most consumed in the world, in terms of merch, and they have now joined famous pieces such as those by Leonardo da Vinci Mona LisaVincent van Gogh’s starry nightand Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits, which often adorn mugs, trinkets, and more.