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 to do something different. Why not create one that is at least as old as tarot in look & feel, in idea? How would Lenormand look if it was a couple of centuries old? Lovell started out with a Lenormand de Marseille deck, inspired by the older European cards, but the end-result even precedes the Visconti-Sforza or Sola-Busca. This makes the deck ‘medieval’.
Every card has a simple keyword in Latin, biblical and medieval themes are depicted too. The medieval approach does make the deck differ slightly from regular Lenormand symbols.
I did a simple 3-card reading with his spread simulator and got some pretty good news ;-).
Sometimes I needed to check to be sure it was a certain card, but I am pretty sure I would love to add this deck to my collection and see if it would be great to get insight into past (influences) as well.
Anyway, if you’re a fan of ancient and historical decks and don’t mind some adaptions to your symbology: he’s taking orders now. And if you’d like an uncolored version, there’s one of those too. But be quick, there’s only a limited edition of 250 of the uncolored one (750 regular edition).