The Synesthesia Tarot deck features 78 digitally illustrated cards. They are standard Tarot size at 2.75 x 4.75 inches. The cards follow the Rider Waite tarot system, containing 22 major arcana cards and 56 minor arcana cards. As of now (unless we reach stretch goals!) the deck will be printed on 350gsm art paper, with matte lamination, matte black edging and come in a custom tuck box. Stretch goal #1 has been reached, so the deck will now come in a sturdy box with a magnetic closure! Stretch goal #2 has been reached and the cards will now have silver foiling! Stretch goal #3 has been reached and now the magnet box will also have silver foiling.
New stretch goal added! If we reach 18,000 everyone who pledges for a level that includes a deck will get a FREE PIN. If you pledge for a bundle with 2 decks then you will get 2 pins. The pin will be a tiny version of one of the major arcana cards chosen by you. (I will send out a survey and all backers can vote for which card I will make into a pin.)
Here is a mocked up example of the strength card as an enamel pin:
Traditional tarot cards tend to be heavily illustrated. However, this deck stems from my desire to create a modern and unique tarot deck that anyone can connect to. The cards still retain the meaning of traditional tarot cards, yet strip away the extra layers with clean and simple line drawings. I used this deck as a chance to fuse both my love for design and tarot, and believe it can serve as a companion deck for avid users, an introductory deck for a brand new user, or as a statement piece in someone's home.
The cards have been created using illustrator and photoshop. The four minor suites- cups, wands, swords, and pentacles have a splash of color to represent the element most present within that suit.
Cups are blue for water and emotions, wands are red for fire and strength, swords are purple for air and change, and pentacles are green for earth and earthly possessions. The 22 major arcana are simply black and white.
Beyond just the deck I am also offering some other great rewards!
1. Custom Handmade Tarot Bags which are a Kickstarter exclusive!
These bags are the perfect companion for your deck. They are made from a custom 100% cotton fabric, hand sewn, and finished with eye beads. Because of the time that will go into making each and every bag. They will be limited to 100. 50 with early bird decks and 50 with regular decks.
2. 1.5" Enamel Pins
Silver plated soft enamel pins of the Synesthesia Tarot logo. Put these pins on your backpack, purse, jacket, or wherever!
3. Three Card Postcard Set
Send these postcards to a friend or put them on your wall as an art print! You will receive postcards of the death, hangedman, and temperance cards. They are standard postcard size 4"x6", printed on sturdy 16pt paper, with a matte black finish. The back will be uncoated, so you can write on it!
4. Three Card Reading
Receive a three card reading and the cards! I will draw three cards for you and send them along with a brief explanation of the reading. The cards will be of the same quality as the full decks.
Below is what you will receive for each pledge level:
If you want extra of something or a combination that is not listed above you can add on rewards (besides the bag!) by editing your pledge amount by the following:
To change your pledge amount, visit the project page and click the “Manage your pledge" button that appears next to your current pledge amount. Then select "Change your pledge" on the following page. From here, you’ll be able to adjust your pledge by the total amount of add on items you would like to add. At the end of the Kickstarter you will be sent a survey to tell me how you would like your add on money to be applied. Shipping is included however only people at the early bird deck tier ($40) and above can add on items.
The $7500 goal will allow me to produce the decks, and other reward items and ship them to you. Below is how the $7500 will be spent:
Going above the funding goal will allow me to upgrade the cards and box when we reach certain milestones. The price for you stays the same but the quality of the product will improve. So make sure to share the campaign with your family and friends!
8,500 (reached!)- I will upgrade the standard tuck box to a super awesome and sturdy magnetic box. This box is so cool and I really want to be able to produce them for you guys!
10,000 (reached!)- I will add silver foiling to the cards.
15,000 (reached!)- I will add silver foiling to the magnetic box.
18,000- Free enamal pin for all backers that pledge for a deck (early bird deck level and above)
Thanks so much for your interest in Synesthesia Tarot! Even if you can't pledge please share with anyone you think may be interested.
*song in video- Swish to Waves (Kayne vs. Wiz Kalifa Mix feat. Forensic and Cube3) by spinningmerkaba
*Designs may very slightly on the final products
Risks and challenges
The risks to you as a backer are pretty minimal as the cards are completely done and the only thing I have yet to design is the box. I have all my manufacturers for the various products in place and ready to go.
The main challenge will be for me, as a first time campaign creator to fulfill the orders. I have set the shipping for February 2019, in order to ensure enough time for the creation and processing of each order. That being said, it is very possible that the delivery date could be sooner! Therefore, I promise to keep each and every one of you up to date on my progress throughout this entire process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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