Hello! We are Peter Dunham and Linnea Gits from the Chicago design studio, Uusi and we want to thank you for stopping by to check out our project, "Eros", a naughty, super Limited Edition tarot that celebrates humanity's irresistible superpower – love!
Love, love, love, loooooooove! What can we say that hasn't already been said about the oldest "game" on Earth?! Other than it is one glorious game we all can play and that we all have been exquisitely made for. And what better way to sneak in some naughty fun to your tarot readings and games than with this risque little Marseilles-style tarot!
Our playful take on the traditional Marseilles tarot is based on the colorful characters of our Hotcakes playing card deck whose burlesque courts came to life on Kickstarter a few years ago, and are now set loose in this tarot's naughty Garden of Love. All the imagery in this tarot has been hand-inked by Peter Dunham and painted with watercolors by Linnea Gits giving it a charm we hope you find irresistible.
Super Limited First Edition "Eros". If funded we are only printing 1000 First Editions of "Eros" tarot making this THE MOST Limited Edition production run we have ever produced.
My Funny Valentine We invite you to join "Idleness" and "Ease" – those two porters to the doorway of love – who are playing a racy, end of summer game of cards with this deck, divining the future and having an all-around bawdy-good time tweaking our favorite pastime(s) ;). We hope you back this project and help us to make this seriously lighthearted tarot happen – we want to send it your way come Valentine's Day!
Uusi Title Card / The Seeker In tarot readings the person who is searching for answers from the tarot is often called "The Seeker". We introduced The Seeker as a card for our Pagan Otherworlds tarot last year – basically we created a 23rd Major Arcana card to represent you – and are continuing that tradition with Eros.
Eros Card Back Love is in the air! A look at the backside of this cheeky deck :)
Uusi Luna Cards We introduced our Luna cards first in our Pagan Otherworlds Tarot and are continuing that innovation with Eros, but having a little fun with The Man In The Moon this time around.
There will be 5 cards created for this deck that represent the 8 pivotal phases in the lunar calendar: New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter & Waning Crescent. Three of the cards have been uniquely designed to represent six of the moon's phases depending on how the card is oriented
Shown above are the two rotations of our Crescent Moon card – we will be revealing the other four...um...faces of the moon during the project!
- Limited First Edition of only 1000 decks.
- Large Format Cards / 75mm x 130mm.
- 22 Major Arcana Cards. 56 Minor Arcana Cards. 5 Luna Cards. 1 Uusi "Seeker" Card.
- Printed on card stock specially developed to be one of the thickest, most luxurious playing card stocks ever released.
- Premium paper and embossed design for the tuck box.
- Manufactured by Expert Playing Card Company.
Uusi "Eros Garden of Love" Tarot Bag Screen print on cotton drawstring bags depicting The Garden of Love's two cupid porters, "Idleness" and "Ease" escorting the legendary beauty, "Psyche" through the Garden of Love. Original artwork by Peter Dunham & Linnea Gits. Bag dimensions: 5" x 7" *Available as an Add On for $15.
"Eros" Uncut Suite If funded we will be creating 50 of these juicy "Eros" Uncut Suites (3 press sheets for each suite). Each sheet will be signed and numbered by the artists. 30 of these suites will be available for the project. *Only available as a Limited Reward Tier.
**Cards hidden by backs in photo above will be revealed during and if funded, after the project.
"Hotcakes" Playing Card Deck This is the deck that started it all! We are making the red version of this deck available in a Limited Reward Tier only.
"Eros" 24KT Hand Gilded Decks Uusi was the first design studio and to date, the only company to produce hand-gilded decks using traditional 400+ year-old gilding techniques. These decks are extremely rare and highly sought-after by the playing card and tarot deck community as each one is a work of highly skilled craftsmanship that will resonate and endure for years to come.Each deck is hand gilded by Peter Dunham at our studio. Singed and numbered with a special seal. *Available as a Limited Reward Tier only.
"Eros Secret Society" Art Deck This deck will be an oversize version of the Majors only from the Eros tarot and will be printed in the US on art paper with a custom tuck. Only 100 of these decks will be printed with 50 available for this project. This is basically a suite of 28 art prints! Decks are signed and numbered. Dimensions: 6" x 10.5" *Available as a Limited Reward Tier Only.
"Eros" Limited Edition Hand-painted, Screen Print " Screen printed and hand-painted at our studio. Limited Edition of 50 signed and numbered prints. Dimensions: 12" x 9" This print is available as an Add On for $75. International backers add $18 for shipping.
Here is how to add items to your current pledge:
How can I change my pledge amount?
Visit the project page and click the blue “Manage" button that appears next to your pledge amount. Select "Update your pledge" on the following page. Then add the dollar amount of the item(s) you would like to get to your pledge tier amount and enter your new pledge amount. The new amount you enter will be the total amount collected if the project is successfully funded.
*All images of the deck and tuck boxes you see in these photos are prototypes made at Uusi's studio. The finished product may vary slightly from what you see here – backers will be kept up-to-date of any minor changes that may occur. The overall design and theme will remain UNCHANGED throughout the funding and printing process.
Risks and challenges
Peter Dunham and Linnea Gits have been designing products for the market for over ten years. As designers and as consumers, we understand the need for delivering a high-quality product, represented as accurately as possible and shipped on time. We have had eight successful and completed projects on Kickstarter with over 8000 backers total. We have completed nine of our projects on time and shipped to all our backers in the US and around the world within our promised delivery date with a 98% customer satisfaction rate. Our ninth project, "Pagan Otherworlds", was successfully funded in November of 2015 and is on schedule to be completed within our estimated goal date. We are committed to delivering a great product on time that you enjoy. Your happiness is our business!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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