Looking over the shoulder of a tarot deck designer while he is creating is impossible. It was…until now. In an unparalleled account Michael Bridge-Dickinson, creator of The Orbifold Tarot and currently working on Arcanum X, is showing us step-by-step his thought process and literal creation. Inspiring for deck designers-to-be and a huge taste of what’s to come for tarot readers and collectors!
When this deck came out, I was a bit ‘intimidated’ by it. I’m an analytical person up to a point, but when it comes to tarot I usually work with the art too. At first sight that seemed like an impossibility with the Orbifold Tarot. A deck that ‘just’ has orbs and is focused on numbers and elements. And then there was the mathematical inspiration behind it… However, here I am now: with a review on the Orbifold Tarot by Michael Bridge-Dickinson. Are first impressions correct or not?