This tarot deck plays with the idea of always having a reversed card on the readings. It gives you just one card, this card will have to images from the Major Arcana that together are your fortune. It uses pieces from the epic poem [Dreamer] written by Prius St. Jhon.
This project is made out of vintage and medieval images and put together through digital collage. It uses anatomical drawings, botanical illustrations, fairytales, religious iconography, etc. With the idea of a constant reversed card, this tarot takes inspiration from the visual mirror on the classic french playing cards
French playing card mirror
Vintage playing cards
Claude Paradin Illustrations
Santiago Ramón y Cajal drawings
Andreas Vesalius anatomical drawings
Galileo Galilei drawings among others
My original idea was to print both the image and the poem/reading. I got a Thermal printer for this, I wanted the user to have physically their reading and take them with them also the receipt paper will fade eventually, making my physical tarot card ephemeral at the end. Even though it seems a simple idea it was far for simple (I made one of the residents glitched)… Little by little I’ll get there, maybe use it for the ‘Cloudmancy‘ project as well
Thank you, Allison, for a wonderful class.