DECK OF CARDS/
Pictoplasma Publishing, Berlin
Edited by Peter Thaler and Lars Denicke
Pages: 78 cards and 36 pages booklet
Format: 7 x 12 cm / 2.8 x 4.7 in
Binding: full deck of cards and special booklet in box
Published: November 2010
Finally a character spin on all things mystical. Iconic creatures from the stars of contemporary character design reveal their secret powers and tell your fortune. Following the logic of Aleister Crowley’s Tarot, the 22 cards of the Major Arcana, with motifs such as The Devil, The Emperor or Fortune help you find answers to your most secret questions. These cards are the visual guide for an intimate conversation, reveal your destiny, help make a decision or answer any question concerning your relationship.
You can also put the Major Arcana aside and use the regular 56 playing cards for your favorite game of poker. Or, you can combine all cards together and get to know the Tarot de Marseille, a thrilling yet simple trick-taking game wildly popular in France.
The PicTarot is accompanied by a detailed booklet, including 5 divinatory card laying patterns, each card’s secret meaning, instructions on how to play Tarot de Marseille, and an introductory history on the origin and misunderstanding of Tarot cards. Whichever way you choose, be warned – the cards’ magical powers cannot be tamed!
“This tarot deck has quickly become my favorite!”
“The included booklet has an introduction that charts the history of the Tarot deck – and also, intriguingly, the personal and profound experience of editors of the project who met a mysterious old woman in a tiny, deserted mountain village in Corsica who, in effect, was the catalyst for this card pack project…”
“Color me impressed!”