Welcome to the kickstarter for the second printing of our Atomic Tarot deck!
The first kickstarter was smashingly successful, but a much more limited endeavor, and we want to bring the deck to more people, at a more affordable price point.
There is something truly fascinating about the Tarot. A collection of symbols, imagery and imagination that allows those who seek answers to find hidden truths.
As a human race, we have always looked to the stars to guide us, and our curious minds have let them take us far beyond where science-fiction writers of the past might even believe. Today, we are creatures who carry around a global collection of information in our purses and pockets. Creatures who can cure disease. Creatures who have stepped foot on other celestial bodies and discovered the existence of thousands of other worlds far beyond the influence of our own. But to propose the concept of a possible multiverse to our ancestors of not so very long ago, would have them see us as crazy. And to show them the abundance of our everyday pillages would have them see us as no less than magical. Science, at its core, if is quite often about the observation of patterns, about asking the right questions and about learning from results.
For the infinite number of questions the universe presents, there are an uncountable number of ways a person can approach them. The Tarot is just one of a great many possibilities in having those questions answered.
For us, the concept of the Tarot has always been an alluring one. An art of ancient practice, the mystery and mysticism behind the cards beckons questioning minds and leads us to wonder what if. After all, the universe is an incredibly large and vastly unexplored place, and you are surely never to discover anything if you never dare to look.
The Atomic Tarot deck is a complete, full-color 78 card deck with all original art. A display of magic, science, and a question of whether the future will become the Utopia or a Dystopia of our own creation, we have created a deck grounded in the miracle of reality and limited only to the depths of our imagination.
This unique deck is perfect for your own Tarot readings, a functional set based on the Rider-Waite system. Or, if the reading the Tarot is not your calling, it is simply a collection of beautiful art that is yours to own.
The deck is being manufactured by the company that prints Cards Against Humanity, and will include a booklet that walks you through each card and introduces you to it's story. Both will be in a study two piece box! And best of all, the art is done! The hardest part of the kickstarter is already complete!
There are several new and exciting rewards for this campaign! Whether you already have a deck and are looking for some sweet additional Tarot swag, or this is your first exposure to it, check out our rewards!
- Coloring book: Above you can see the prototypes to start on an Atomic Tarot coloring book! This will be our third, and largest, coloring book to date! It will feature all 21 of the major arcana cards, turned into coloring pages like the Priestess above, and bound into a staple saddled book, with a heavy duty cover. The pages are great to color on, heavy duty enough for markers, colored pencils, and crayons!
- Stickers: We will be creating unique stickers in a one time print run of the above 5 cards! These designs are limited edition and will ONLY be available from this run. Our stickers are vinyl coated and hold up well (though have a much shorter life on cars!)
- Print: Our head designer has been working on a beautiful print, combing the periodic table and the 78 cards of the deck. The above is a basic prototype of the concept, a digital rough sketch of our final image. This print will be run in a small poster size, on card stock or comparable high quality paper. Final measurements TBD.
- Commissions: Commissions include one person, real or fictional, created into their own tarot card. You will receive the commission as an 11x17 PDF file, which you can print at any copy store. If you would like to add more figures, there will be additional fees, but it can be done!
- Dinner: We’re pretty cool and love talking about the tarot, nerd life, and many many other things! We are located in Denver, and would love grab dinner, give you a personal reading with deck, and just hang with 3 fabulous nerd girls all night! While we cannot promise travel for anyone NOT in the Denver area, we do travel quite often to go to various cons around the US and would happily arrange to meet up with you if we are coming to (or near) your city!
What’s a Kickstarter without stretch goals!
Wanna see what else we have up our sleeves? Let's hit that $15k! A second coloring book, and a specialty additional Major Arcana are waiting for you to unlock!
You can see the successfully funded kickstarter that made this deck possible here! It was a wonderful experience, and we are so proud of the end result and so thankful to all those who helped us reach it. Now we hoping to share that with so many more!
You can see the booklet for round one on our website here to see all the art in black and white, and get a feel for the book! This will be slightly edited for the final printing, but gives you a good idea of the end product.
The Atomic Pixies are an all-female group of artists from the Denver-metro area. We are friends as well as co-collaborators in a variety of creative endeavors and we all have a huge passion for both science and the supernatural, and are deeply interested in where the two intersect. (And, of course, where they do not.)
Making this deck was a very inspiring and spiritual experience for us, it is one of our proudest achievements and we are very excited to have the chance to share it with many more people.
Risks and challenges
The good news is, this deck is entirely done! All the art is completed, and it has been physically printed and delivered to backers before! You can check out the last kickstarter here:
That said, there can always be problems. This is our first endeavor with a mass production, and while the company, Ad Magic Inc, has been amazing, there are always places where we can run into hiccups. And we're human being doing this out of our living room, which always has some risks attached.
However, we feel we are prepared to take this step. We kept our last kickstarter smaller so we were sure we could provide what we were offering. After that experience we are returning, more prepared and experienced and ready to knock this out of the ball park. Our last kickstarter faced it's own set of challenges, and and we are prepared to face these ones with flexibility and devotion as well!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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