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A new tarot deck comprised of fine art masterpieces from the Symbolism Art movement. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on August 16, 2012.

A new tarot deck comprised of fine art masterpieces from the Symbolism Art movement.

About this project

The Symbolist Tarot ~ Take Two

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Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune

The Project:

The Symbolist Tarot deck is a curated deck comprised of masterpieces from the Symbolism Art movement. My main goal was to build a cohesive and readable deck filled with stunning artwork. This project was unknowingly researched over many years as my collection of the artwork from this era grew. It finally clicked that these images can and will create a truly stunning deck. The Symbolism Art Movement is far and away my favorite fine art movement and my hope is that this deck will create some new converts to these artists and their works. With its dreamlike, fantasy, mythical and sometimes macabre imagery, Symbolist Art lends itself perfectly to the Tarot.

Any and all help is amazing and appreciated; I hope that together we can make this project a reality. I will need to reach my goal of $6,500 in order to publish this deck. I need your help funding and sharing this project. Hopefully, we both can make this a reality and come away proudly with a truly beautiful deck.

All Readers, Seekers and Artists will find this deck to be the perfect addition to their metaphysical cache. Whether you are a novice, professional or mixed media artist you will be fulfilled by this beautiful deck. Please take a moment to reward yourself, a friend, a relative, or your personal retail shop with this one of a kind deck.

Follow the story and updates here at Kickstarter as well as the following:

http://thesymbolisttarot.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolistTarot

https://twitter.com/#!/SymbolistTarot

The Sun
The Sun

About The Art:

The Symbolism movement was a late 19th Century Art movement that flourished across the UK, Western Europe and as far East as Russia. It influenced many different types of media including Poetry, Theater, Prose Fiction and most importantly, at least to this project, Painting & Illustration.

Information about this gigantic and complex movement including specific artists and their influence can be found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolism_(arts)

The Chariot
The Chariot

Product Quality and Design:

Each card will be 2.75" x 4.75" (70mm x120mm) in dimension; the traditional Tarot standard.
Every card will be printed on the best 305 GSM "black core" playing card stock with a UV overcoat. This is by the far the best quality available.
Every deck will come packaged in a beautiful full color "tuck" box.
This Deck will be created with the Highest Existing Industry Standards.

Ace of Swords
Ace of Swords

Features of the Deck:

Full Color Front & Back Cards
22 Major Arcana Cards
56 Minor Arcana Cards
Digital or Print Booklet with Artist Credits and Tarot Interpretations
A Full Color Custom Designed Tuck Box

The Emperor
The Emperor

How The $6,500 Will Be Utilized?

Funds received will be used to pay for initial print run of the tarot cards and tuck boxes.
Funds will be used to receive a licensing agreement for the very few pieces that are not public domain and copyright free. We believe that all artists and their estates are entitled to compensation.
Also, if funding exceeds expectations ALL orders will be shipped with some exciting extras. These will be announced only after funding has exceeded expectations.

The High Priestess
The High Priestess

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    Digital PDF copy of the workbook delivered to you with Card Descriptions, Artist Bios PLUS Thumbnails of the 22 Major Arcana Cards.

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    Receive ONE (1) Deck, "The Symbolist Tarot" mailed anywhere you would like in the US. PLUS, Digital Workbook with Card Descriptions/Meanings & Artist Bios.International backers please add $6 to cover international fees.

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    Receive TWO (2) Decks, "The Symbolist Tarot" mailed anywhere you would like in the US. PLUS, Digital Workbook with Card Descriptions/Meanings & Artist Bios. International backers please add $8 to cover international fees.

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    Receive ONE (1) PRINTED, FULL-COLOR WORKBOOK with Card Descriptions/Meanings & Artist Bios. ONE (1) Deck, "The Symbolist Tarot" mailed anywhere you would like in the US. International backers please add $10 to cover international fees.

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    Receive THREE (3) Deck, "The Symbolist Tarot" mailed anywhere you would like in the US. PLUS, Digital Workbook with Card Descriptions/Meanings & Artist Bios. International backers please add $10 to cover international fees.

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    Receive ONE (1) 8x10 Print of a Card of Your Choice PLUS, ONE (1) Deck, "The Symbolist Tarot" mailed anywhere you would like in the US. PLUS, Digital Workbook with Card Descriptions/Meanings & Artist Bios. International backers please add $10 to cover international fees.

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    You are invited to the Private Release Party, an intimate soiree in Portland, Oregon (transportation costs not included). This private social gathering will provide one-on-one Tarot readings by professional Tarot readers for you, using "The Symbolist Tarot". Food, libation, music and performance will round out this fabulous One-Of-A-Kind evening. ONE (1) Deck, "The Symbolist Tarot" mailed anywhere you would like in the US. ONE (1) 8x10 Print of a Card of Your Choice. Digital Workbook with Card Descriptions/Meanings & Artist Bios. If you are unable to attend you will receive a personal Tarot Reading by email PLUS all other gifts at this level.

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    6 backers

    Complete Tarot Starter Kit ~ Receive ONE (1) CUSTOM SYMBOLIST TAROT CLOTH designed specifically for the deck. ONE (1) PRINTED, FULL-COLOR WORKBOOK with Card Descriptions/Meanings & Artist Bios. ONE (1) Deck, "The Symbolist Tarot" mailed anywhere you would like in the US. International backers please add $10 to cover international fees.

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    Receive ONE (1) PRINTED, FULL-COLOR WORKBOOK with Card Descriptions/Meanings & Artist Bios. ONE (1) Deck, "The Symbolist Tarot" mailed anywhere you would like in the US. ONE (1) 8x10 Print of a Card of Your Choice. ONE (1) Invitation to the Private Release Party in Portland, Oregon. International backers please add $10 to cover international fees.

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    LIMITED BACKER REWARD ~ Receive ONE (1) Prototype Deck of the Upcoming "The Brothers Grimm" Tarot Deck. ONE (1) Deck, "The Symbolist Tarot" mailed anywhere you would like in the US. ONE (1) PRINTED, FULL-COLOR WORKBOOK with Card Descriptions/Meanings & Artist Bios. ONE (1) 8x10 Print of a Card of Your Choice.ONE (1) Invitation to the Private Release Party in Portland, Oregon. International backers please add $12 to cover international fees.

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    DISTRIBUTOR PACKAGE ~ Receive TWENTY (20) Decks, "The Symbolist Tarot" mailed anywhere in the US/Canada. International Backers please add $50 to cover international fees.

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    BELOW WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR PACKAGE ~ Receive FIFTY (50) Decks, "The Symbolist Tarot" mailed anywhere in the US/Canada. International Backers please add $125 to cover international fees.

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