Hey Haunties! I'm Anthony/Popgoth and I'm a witch, tarot reader, digital artist, slight-astrologist, and a double scorpio. If you've followed me on my instagram or gotten one of my zines you'll know I love graphic design, and that I've been practicing tarot for ten years. For a while now, I've been playing around with the idea of creating a tarot deck, but after talking to a few of my friends I've decided it's finally time!
I wanted to make a deck that I could never find myself. I have quite a collection of decks, personally, and I love them, but what i've never been able to find is a deck--even a modern one--that was full of color. My goal with this tarot deck was to combine all of my accrued tarot knowledge and my artistic vision to create a truly modern deck. One that has both influences from pop culture and goth culture, as well as the occasional dash of older esoteric imagery. I wanted to make a deck that featured people of all colors, genders(or lack thereof), and sexualities (as a queer person of color making sure that there's representation, especially within the tarot, which a lot of people just like me work with, is very important to me). I wanted to create a deck that I--and people like me--could connect with. One that could even move you.
The cards will measure 2.75"Wx4.75"H, on 300gsm professional quality card stock with blue core.
The cards will come in a custom rigid box, a tuckbox to me isn't the most trustworthy place for a deck, and I want to make sure you have a safe space to hold your cards in case you don't want to go out and splurge on a tarot box.
I am currently working on the companion book, which isn't a pamphlet, it's a full length tarot guidebook, which can be unlocked and added to the reward tiers depending on how far we surpass our goal.
The funds raised by this campaign will be put toward printing, packaging, and shipping the initial print run. I'm aiming to get the first run of this deck out in march of 2018, as I am doing everything myself. The deck is fully completed, and now I'm just working my way through the majors in the book, as well as some tarot spells.
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2. MAKE SURE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION IS UP-TO-DATE. If it isn't, the amount you pledged will be declined when the campaign's funding period is over and you will be dropped as a backer.
3. If you're ordering from outside the USA, your order may have customs and import duties applied to it. I have no control over those charges so make sure to check with your customs office.
Risks and challenges
All the artwork is completed, I've received a physical copy to ensure the quality is to standard. Once the money has been made I can send off the deck to be mass printed. By slating the "launch date" for the first run of shipping to march, it gives me enough time to personally oversee that all quality is to standard, once this is done, decks and backer prizes will be shipped out immediately; on a happier note, that means that if all is well early on the deck will be shipped out earlier and all backers will receive an updated time frame for shipping.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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