Sneak peek: New Choice Tarot

You can discover so much when cruising around Instagram (also it helps if someone tags you. Thx, LB!). In this case I noticed a new tarot artist and one that has taken it upon himself to make a contemporary version of one of the most treasured systems around: the Tarot de Marseille. (Did you hear that gasp too?) Artist Rosario Salerno is primarily a sculptor but came into contact with tarot at a very young age already. For the longest time he stopped reading after his priest told him he was dealing with the devil. But last year, luckily not being pestered by religious interdictions anymore, he was reminded of his love for the cards again and that made him decide to get reacquainted with a deck. This time as an art-project. The New Choice Tarot is the result and Salerno is already quite far with his prints. Jodorowsky’s Tarot bible The designer chose to make a version of the Tarot of Marseilles after reading The Way of Tarot by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Marianne Costa. In an interview with Tarot T-shirts (some of his work is used for prints) he said: “Jodorowsky has not only written this bible of Tarot, but…

Box of the Soprafino Tarot by Il Meneghello
Soprafino Tarot | Review
Decks , Review , Tarot / 29 April 2016

Think of Italy and most people connect that with delicious rich foods, beautiful architecture and marvelous history. I think some of that rubbed off on tarot decks if you consider what was made there since the Renaissance. A good example is the Tarocco Soprafino by F…

Trionfi della Luna cover
Trionfi della Luna Tarot | Review
Decks , Review , Tarot / 16 April 2016

Patrick Valenza, creator of the immensely popular Deviant Moon Tarot, has ‘released’ his very specific style on another project: a Majors Only tarot, inspired by the old Italian decks and with a wink towards Tarot de Marseille. Trionfi della Luna Tarot comes in different variaties and I was lucky enough to obtain one…

Silson Lenormand feels like Middle Ages
Lenormand , News / 20 January 2016

Neil Lovell, owner and designer at Malpertuis Designs Ltd., just finished his newest Lenormand deck, the Silson Lenormand. The designer of the Tyldwick Tarot created a deck that will either make you fall in love with it or (if you’re more a Lenny-purist) despise the idea behind it.

Lovell is no stranger to creating a Lenormand deck, but for his fifth Lenny he wanted…