About us


A rather Bohemian story

Baba Studio was founded in 2002 by Russian/Irish husband and wife partnership Alex Ukolov and Karen Mahony. Alex graduated as an illustrator and graphic designer from the Kharkov Academy in Ukraine. Karen did her post-graduate training at the Royal College of Art in London, specialising in interactive media and ran her own very successful design agency in London for many years. The Prague studio began in a 15th century building in the old Mala Strana, surrounded by inspirational art and architecture. Baba Studio has now moved to Killarney, in Ireland, though a small studio space in Prague will be retained. 

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

Besides decks and books - published by Magic Realist Press, the studio now produces a growing number of uniquely designed textile products including accessories, small household items and clothing  - all with the distinct Baba Studio blend of lavish decoration, beautiful quality and a distinctly Bohemian attitude.

Please do visit us on our main Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BabaStudios

You can also see the studio and more about how we work in this programme about us made by Czech Television.

 

Licensing, wholesale and collaborations

We collaborate on an increasing number of licensed products, both digital and physical. We also wholesale to shops all over the world. If you’re interested in buying wholesale or licensing any of our Bohemian Cats, Bohemian Gothic, Victorian Romantic, Alice or other images please contact us