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$1,640
pledged of 5.500 $pledged of 5.500 $ goal
50
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, June 16 2015 8:53 PM UTC +00:00

About

A practical deck in the Rider-Waite tradition with a twist of sci-fi, fantastical creatures.

Do you like sci-fi, dream creatures, and original illustration? 

Do you want to be part of a select group to get The Mutation Tarot deck before anyone else?

Do you want your choice of either a regular size tarot deck, or a special edition 2.5" x 6" deck (or both)?

We need YOU to make this deck a reality! 

"I grew up with a Rider-Waite deck in my room. Even before I knew what the pictures meant, or how to do a reading for that matter, the images always fascinated me.

They are a timeless collection of the human experience covering everything from love, life, death, spirituality, etc.. I now have many decks, ranging from anime pin up girls to Egyptian Book of the Dead symbols. As amusing and diverse as these iterations are, they can be very hard to use in a reading. Some are far too artistic to be practical. My goal in drawing 'The Mutation Tarot' was to keep it practical. In that respect, most of the images are steeped in the Rider-Waite tradition. I wanted to see if I could capture the same human aspects depicted in the cards by using non-human subject matter, in this case, mutated creatures from my dreams."

Mario Rosa, creator of The Mutation Tarot

The Mutation Tarot deck is the result of a year and a half long project, by illustrator Mario Rosa, to re-imagine the spirit, symbols, and imagery of the Tarot cards without using human beings. It is a practical, readable deck with sci-fi, fantastical, and original creatures.

This is the Tarot deck of another planet or another dimension, where plants, insects, and sea creatures mutated and evolved.

"We are all constantly changing, every second of every day. We might not even recognize ourselves in the future."

Artwork is complete!

 Get a closer look at the art at: http://mutationtarot.com/tarot-deck.html

Full 78 Card Tarot Deck
Full 78 Card Tarot Deck

Now available in a second size: 2.5" x 6"!

You have feedback and we listened! While many people love the original deck design, some wanted more of a focus on the unique art. So we've squared away printing and pricing for this new deck size and have added new rewards!

New size: 2.5" x 6" for more focus on the art!
New size: 2.5" x 6" for more focus on the art!

See all of the card art on our Facebook album as well.

Some other fun giveaways ...

In addition to offering folks their choice of high quality prints, we also have coffee mugs and t-shirts. We're letting backers choose which original card artwork they'd like to have on these items.

Ceramic mug with your choice of original art.
Ceramic mug with your choice of original art.
100% white cotton t-shirt with your choice of original art.
100% white cotton t-shirt with your choice of original art.

There are also 4 special pledge packages available where you'll receive a deck but Mario will also create a custom 11"x14" illustration for you.

Risks and challenges

To complete this project and make it a reality, we need YOU. As a backer, you'll be a part of our history – the foundation for the initial printing of a unique interpretation of the tarot in a standard and an alternate size deck.

We're also allowing backers to choose their favorite card for signed prints, t-shirts, or mugs.

Once the project is successfully funded we will contact backers on their art selections, and place orders with the printers. We expect the card decks and other materials to be printed for delivery some time in July 2015 (August at the latest).

Items will be mailed USPS and UPS. We will ship worldwide. SPECIAL NOTE: on the 2.5" x 6" deck sizes, U.S. shipping is still free, international shipping will be $7.

Our funding goal of $5500 covers all promotion, printing, and supply costs.

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    Pledge just $5 and we'll send you a downloadable 8"x10" high-resolution, printable PDF file of the original artwork for any card of your choice.

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    NEW DECK SIZE! Pledge $55 and receive 1 signed, 2.5" x 6" deck, plus your choice of 1 t-shirt, 1-mug, OR 1 8"x10" signed print (your choice of artwork on any item). Free U.S. shipping, international shipping is $7.

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    Pledge $60 and you'll get 1 of each deck - the standard size and the 2.5" x 6" size - signed by the artist. Free U.S. shipping, international shipping is $7.

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    Pledge $100 and you'll receive 2 Mutation Tarot decks signed by the artist, a signed 11"x14" print of the original artwork for any card of your choice, and 2 coffee mugs with the original artwork for any cards of your choice.

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    Pledge $160 on this deluxe package and you'll receive 2 Mutation Tarot decks signed by the artist, a signed 11"x14" print of the original artwork for any card of your choice, a set of 4 coffee mugs with the original artwork for any cards of your choice, and a t-shirt with the original artwork for any card of your choice.

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    With a special pledge of $500, you'll receive 1 Mutation Tarot deck signed by the artist and a custom, 11"x14" original illustration. Mario will create a unique and original piece based on your request.

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