The Butterfly Effect Tarot Deck
The Butterfly Effect Tarot Deck is a full 78 card deck about femininity in a variety of forms.
It's about being comfortable in your skin, about being able to be whoever you want to be. This deck is an expression of what's most important to me - to showcase women and femme folks as they are, no matter the shape, size, or color. It is my hope that through the mysticism of the Tarot, this deck will cause a literal butterfly effect - one that will resonate positivity, love, and hope to everyone, everywhere.
This deck explores Tarot through the lens of Body Positivity. Using both modern and traditional elements, I illustrated each of the Major Arcana and the Court cards with the intent of showcasing diversity and empowerment. Even the negative and masculine cards are drawn with this in mind to the best of my abilities. The use of the butterfly wings acts as a beacon of hope, of joy, of the soul - it's an excellent symbol for a tool as mystical as the Tarot.
By simplifying the deck into the core meanings, I hope that this will be a great addition to anyone’s collection, and I hope that people find meaning through these cards in their readings.
The deck will consist of all 78 cards of the traditional Tarot deck - from the Fool to the Page of Wands! Each of the Major Arcana and the Court cards will feature unique illustrations featuring different butterfly species chosen to emulate the cards and a myriad of amazing feminine people!
Each illustration has been created with care - full of body positivity and diversity.
The deck will come with a simple white box, but if we exceed the initial goal of $3000, then there are plenty of fun, unique options that will make this deck truly special:
In addition to all of the stretch goals, if we meet out final goal of $7000, every purchase will include a hand-made zine featuring the illustrations of the Major Arcana.
It is my hope that I can bring this deck into reality - to share it with the world.
I'm planning on shipping in March - I want to make sure that everything is produced perfectly and timely, so that everyone is happy. Updates will occur periodically!
The illustrations have been completed and a sample deck is now in my hands! You can check out the video below of me opening the box!
Thank you, everyone, for your support!
Eva Duplan Illustrations strives every day to create art that is meaningful. Plus Size Fashion has been making strides in the last several years, but fashion illustration is slower to catch up. It's my hope to change that. By putting an effort to create diversity in my illustrations, I hope to inspire more artists to be more body positive, and to inspire the fashion industry as well. Every little bit helps!
You can learn more about Eva Duplan Illustrations at www.evaduplanart.com.
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Risks and challenges
Creating 78 illustrations is no small task for a single person, and formatting them to be printed is no small feat. This journey of empowerment has become almost a spiritual one - looking up the information on each card, studying the traditional symbols of the original cards, the meanings behind them. So much research has gone into this deck.
As with any large-scale project, you have to account for risks along the way. Working with a printer to create high-quality work takes money, not to mention kickstarter fees, shipping costs, etc.
I still have several illustrations to complete, and then I will have to do formatting to ensure that the printers will be able to use the artwork efficiently. Delays in printing and shipping also happen, which is another risk that creators have to take.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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