About this project
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Every 1k we earn will unlock a new stretch goal! Scroll down to Stretch Goal section to see more goals!
MOTH CLOTH UNLOCKED:
IF you already have the Apprentice Taronaut Kit - you can upgrade to the NEW tier Journeyman - for just $15.00 extra!
IF you have pledged at the Apprentice Taronaut Kit or above you can add $15.00 to your pledge and message me that you want the cloth. ANY OTHER TIER (early bird and below) it is $20.00 for the cloth - no additional shipping needed :) (If you have any questions just message me!)
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My name is Kayti Welsh and I am the Founder & Director of the global art collaboration - The 78 Tarot Project and the Captain of this journey we are about to embark on. My team & I return for the 4th year to Kickstarter to publish our 4th global art collaboration, 78 Tarot Astral - Tarot in Space. Please make a note that this project runs shorter than usual, and ends on May the 4th be with you. And yes, I did that on purpose. It is our goal not only to produce a truly incredible collaborative artists Tarot deck, but also get these artists' names out there and really show everyone their incredible talent. Each card displays the creator's name at the bottom, making it easy to discover your new favorite artists. This is both a functional Tarot deck and a mini gallery you can hold in your hand. (Or display in your favorite galaxy if you so please!)
Contributing to the Kickstarter allows you to get free stuff and exclusive Kickstarter Experiences that are not offered anywhere else!
78 Tarot Astral is a Limited Edition Deck - and the only copies that are printed are the ones printed with Kickstarter funds. The more we raise, the more we are able to print - but they are never reprinted, and due to contractual obligation, they legally can't ever be reprinted. We do it this way so our decks are really one of a kind collector's pieces that only a thousand or so people will get to own in this life. People who have all of our decks often tell us how fun it is to read with them all at once, especially when they draw the same artist for the same reading with different decks.
Each Tarot card was carefully created by one of our 81 international artists spanning over 15 countries. We have many returning artists for this deck, including Meredith Dillman, Carla Morrow, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Michael Banks, Larry Elmore, Simona Candini, Jessica Douglas, Leilani Joy and Selina Fenech. New artists have also joined the project, including Ravynne Phelan, Enamorte, Italia Ruotolo and Scott Holloway to name a few. A full list of our wonderful artists can be found at the end of this page.
We're privileged to work with fantastic artists on this project, some of whom bring their own experiences of creating art for Oracle and Tarot decks, even creating their own Tarot decks. It has been absolutely thrilling for us to work with some of our own Tarot heroes, such as Ravynne Phelan, who has created The Dreams of Gaia Tarot, as well as creating and illustrating several oracle decks, including the Messenger Oracle. Kiri Østergaard Leonard, who illustrated the Green Witch Tarot, Selina Fenech who illustrated the Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle, and the Oracle of the Mermaids. Tanya Bond, who created the Duality Deck, and our very own Joanna Nelson, who created the Monstarot deck
All of the 78 Tarot decks follow the Rider-Waite Smith system so that even beginners of the craft can use the decks effectively. 78 Tarot Astral comes with a 96 page guidebook that not only had the card meaning by the author, but also the interpretations of the artists - so that you can delve further into their mind as you read and get to know the cards. It is in this way that the cards become intimate with you. They become your friends. The artist's name is right on the card as well making it very easy for you to not only see who created the card, but you can find other art from them quite easily to add to your sacred space if you so choose. Think of 78 Tarot decks not just as functioning tools, but also tiny little art galleries you hold in the palm of your hand.
Here is a little teaser of all of the artwork
All of our 81 artists have completed their masterpieces, and a sample deck has been ordered for promotional purposes. Below you can see it in all its glory! Please note, the promotional deck was not ordered from the printer, and slightly differs in size. The actual size is what you see in the digital images, like the ones above. Once again we have gone borderless, and this time there will be silver foil on both the fronts and backs of the cards. The cards measure 3.25 X 5.5 inches. We go big to show off the art!
We also have upgraded the box to a gorgeous clam shell box with a magnetic closure! We have lengthened the book to 96 pages so we can include the artist's interpretations of their card!
The box will have silver foil accents on the front, and the inside will be printed with all of the artists' signatures.
Official Deck Specs
- Full Color Front & Back Cards (3.25 by 5.5 inches)
- 22 Major Arcana Cards (Fully Illustrated by 81 different artists)
- 56 Minor Arcana Cards (Fully Illustrated)
- 3 bonus wild cards.
- 96 pg companion booklet with card meanings and artists interpretations of their card.
- A full color clam shell cardboard box with a magnetic closure and silver foil accents.
- Cards printed on 350gsm cardstock with a smooth finish to prevent a glare.
- Each card contains a blue core center to reduce card transparency and produce very vibrant colors.
- Cards will have silver foil accents on the borders of the art as well as the back of the cards.
**FOR THOSE OF YOU INTERESTED IN ADDING ON OUR NAUTICAL OR CARNIVAL DECK, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE ADD-ONS AND HOW TO ADD THE PREVIOUS DECKS TO YOUR PLEDGE**
The deck creation began almost 8 months ago when the theme was decided upon by the founders - Del and Kayti. Like usual, we held a call for artists and our art director and founder carefully chose the artists and assigned them the cards fit for their medium and style. There is a little bit of everything in this deck from digital to collage art. Every artist creates masterpieces using their own unique medium. Combining so many mediums of art gives each artist the ability to uniquely express the meaning in their assigned card. It takes you on a journey of the Tarot that you will not soon forget.
What makes our project special is we are all very good friends - and we interact on a semi regular basis. The energy and love and respect we have for each other shows when we create the deck. Our stories, our experiences at the time, they all go into the deck making it a very unique collective energy that is not found in any other decks out there.
There is something magic about a collaboration, it often takes on a mind of its own. Especially when it comes to Tarot. Each artist holds a different way of connecting with their card, and that is the energy and connection that goes into each of our decks.
We all helped one another and encouraged each other and some went through many redos until they found something that spoke to their heart but in the end each piece speaks to each other, and most importantly it speaks to the artists. This gives an incredible energy to the deck - that makes it feel very loved no matter where it is.
We have some insanely out of the world (pun intended) rewards to shower you with for pledging to our project. For just 1.00 you can be a part of this project and even get a few gifts from us!
Pledge $1.00 or more:
✮Space Hug✮ If you just want to be a part of our project, you can pledge as little as $1.00 We have come up with a fun digital pack as a thanks! You get: ★ Cellphone Wallpaper ★ Printable Coloring Page of exclusive design ★ Access to all Updates & Polling
Pledge $10.00 or more:
✮Space Thank You Postcard✮ I will sign and mail a Thank You postcard to you anywhere in the world. You will also get the digital pack and access to all backer only updates & polling.
Pledge $50.00 or more -Early Bird Options Available for this tier- Early Birds will be discounted limited edition tiers, once they are sold out they are sold out and the price increases.
★ 1 78 Tarot Astral deck & 96 page companion guide with Tarot meanings as well as artists interpretations for their cards. ★ Backers-only updates & polling
Start your journey with the Apprentice Kit, which includes Kickstarter- Exclusive collectible items! Other Kits will unlock is we unlock Stretch Goals. ★ 1 78 Tarot Astral deck & 96 page companion guide with Tarot meanings as well as artists interpretations for their cards. ★ 1 Hand- Stamped Cotton Tarot Bag ★ 1 78 Tarot Astral Wing Magnet ★ Backers- only updates & polling
Some of our artists generously donate artwork to create art grab bags. This is a limited reward so act fast! ★ 1 Mystery art grab bag consisting of art from the deck, as well as prints and merchandise donated by the 78 Tarot Astral Artists ★ 1 78 Tarot Astral deck & 96 page companion guide with Tarot meanings as well as artists interpretations for their cards. ★ 1 Hand-Stamped Cotton Tarot Bag ★ 1 78 Tarot Astral Wing Magnet ★ Backers-only updates & polling
✮78 Tarot Astral & Carnival Deck✮ ★ 1 78 Tarot Astral deck & 96 page companion guide with Tarot meanings as well as artists interpretations for their cards. ★ 1 78 Tarot Carnival deck & 44 page companion guide with Tarot meanings. ★ 1 Hand-Stamped Cotton Tarot Bag ★ 1 78 Tarot Astral Wing Magnet ★ Backers-only updates & polling
★ 1 78 Tarot Astral deck & 96 page companion guide with Tarot meanings as well as artists interpretations for their cards. ★ 1 78 Tarot Carnival deck & 44 page companion guide with Tarot meanings. ★ 1 78 Tarot Nautical deck & 44 page companion guide with Tarot meanings. ★ 1 Hand-Stamped Cotton Tarot Bag ★ 1 78 Tarot Astral Wing Magnet ★ Backers-only updates & polling
✮✮The Intergalactic 78 Tarot Set✮✮ ★ 1 78 Tarot Astral deck & 96 page companion guide with Tarot meanings as well as artists interpretations for their cards. ★ 1 78 Tarot Carnival deck & 44 page companion guide with Tarot meanings. ★ 1 78 Tarot Carnival Tarot Art Book - this is a 256 page full color spread book that includes artists interpretations, card meanings, artists bios, how to's, behind the scenes and more! Less than retail. (This book is also available as an add-on) ★ 1 78 Tarot Nautical Limited Edition Deck & Book Boxed Set - signed & numbered (includes hard-cover Limited Edition Tarot Art Book & Deck in a special box) ★ 1 Hand-Stamped Cotton Tarot Bag ★ 1 78 Tarot Astral Wing Magnet ★ Backers-only updates & polling
✮✮The Mother-ship 78 Tarot Set✮✮ ★ 1 78 Tarot Astral deck & 96 page companion guide with Tarot meanings as well as artists interpretations for their cards. ★ 1 78 Tarot Carnival deck & 44 page companion guide with Tarot meanings. ★ 1 78 Tarot Carnival Tarot Art Book - this is a 256 page full color spread book that includes artists interpretations, card meanings, artists bios, how to's, behind the scenes and more! Less than retail. (This book is also available as an add-on) ★ 1 78 Tarot Nautical Limited Edition Deck & Book Boxed Set - signed & numbered (includes hard-cover Limited Edition Tarot Art Book & Deck in a special box) ★ 1 78 Tarot FIRST EDITION Deck - signed by the Founder of 78 Tarot - I have only a few left of these in a 1000 print run and it never will be reprinted. I am only letting go of 3 in efforts to fund this project. ★ 1 Hand-Stamped Cotton Tarot Bag ★ 1 78 Tarot Astral Wing Magnet ★ Backers-only updates & polling
These items are things you can "add on" to your original pledge! To do this you go to manage your pledge > and increase the amount by the amount of the item plus the additional shipping you may need. You then must message us and let us know what you would like to add so we know what to send you!
Single Decks (FREE US SHIPPING - ADD 12.00 TO INTERNATIONAL and $8.00 to CANADA)
- 78 Tarot Astral Deck: $50.00
- 78 Tarot Carnival Deck: $45.00
- 78 Tarot Nautical Deck: $35.00
Tarot Sets (FREE US SHIPPING - ADD 40.00 TO INTERNATIONAL and $25.00 to CANADA)
- 78 Tarot Nautical Collector's Edition Limited Edition Boxed Set - This beautiful set comes in a gold-foil accented black cardboard box. It includes the 78 Tarot Nautical deck, as well as a hardback gold-foil accented companion art book. This stunning book is 256 pages and contains the meaning of all cards, along with artists interpretations. It has artists biographies as well as exclusive behind the scenes.
- 78 Tarot Carnival Book & Deck Set ~ 1 78 Tarot Carnival deck & 44 page companion guide with Tarot meanings - less than retail. ~ 1 78 Tarot Carnival Tarot Art Book - this is a 256 page full color spread book that includes artists interpretations, card meanings, artists bios, how to's, behind the scenes and more!
Some Pretty Pics of Nautical and Carnival:
Printing, Production, Shipping: $18,000 - we chose to upgrade our boxes and add silver foil on boxes and cards, so printing costs have increased. The minimum quantity to print is 1500 decks, so this cost will cover the bare minimum of printing, shipping, and production.
Merch & Kickstarter Fees: $3,500 -This will cover the bare minimum costs of Kickstarter fees, as well as purchasing the merch.
Artist's Compensation: $3,500 To reward the wonderful efforts of our hard working artists of 78 Tarot Astral.
If you have followed any of our previous Kickstarters, then you know we make this journey an interactive experience. There will be voting on designs and a ton of surprises along the way.
Behind the Scenes Videos: We love to post video updates outlining our day. It is a way for you to see behind the scenes, and meet the real working artists running this project. A way for you to really feel like you are a participant in our fundraising and not just a funder. We do our best to make each of our backers feel special, and a true member of our 78 Tarot Tribe. Because you all are family to us, each and every one of you.
Stretch goals are what we try to reach once the initial goal has been funded. They are ways to reward your continued love and support you show us.
Here is our progress so far:
There are so many stretch goals this year, folks! After we hit goal you pretty much get free stuff all the way until its over!
Major Arcana: Michael Banks - The Fool / Stan Morrison - The Magician / Selina Fenech - The High Priestess / Jasmine Becket-Griffith - The Empress / Nelleke Schoemaker - The Emperor / Chris Malidore - The Hierophant / Chris Sedgwick - The Lovers / Patricia Smith - The Chariot / Italia Ruoloto - Justice / Poul Dohle - The Hermit / Kiri Østergaard Leonard - Wheel of Fortune / Kmye Chan - Strength / Pierre Carles - The Hanged Man / Michael Calandra - Death / George Bogiatzidis (Boya) - Temperance / Delphine Lévesque Demers - The Devil / David Van Gough - The Tower / Jessica Douglas - The Star / Enys Guerrero - The Moon / Leilani Joy - The Sun / Iris Compiet - Judgement / Luca Feredici Carey - The World / Simona Candini - Wild Card Meditation / Larry Elmore - Wild Card Barrier / Enamorte - Wild Card Event Horizon
Pentacles: Molly Harrison - Ace of Pentacles / Ellen Million - 2 of Pentacles / Holly Broxson - 3 of Pentacles / Alexandria Sandlin - 4 of Pentacles / PeeMonster - 5 of Pentacles / Deanna Bach - 6 of Pentacles / Natacha Chohra - 7 of Pentacles / So Ma - 8 of Pentacles / Monika Holloway - 9 of Pentacles / Gila von Meissner - 10 of Pentacles / Ash Evans - Page of Pentacles / Felicia Cano - Knight of Pentacles / Ravynne Phelan - Queen of Pentacles / Natasja van Gestel - King of Pentacles
Swords: Brenda Lyons - Ace of Swords / Evgeniya Golik - 2 of Swords / Scott Holloway - 3 of Swords / Jayde Hilliard - 4 of Swords / Stephanie Sturm - 5 of Swords / Sandra Hultsved - 6 of Swords / Eli Neugeboren - 7 of Swords / Megan Buccere - 8 of Swords / Jessica Perner - 9 of Swords / Piya Wannachaiwong - 10 of Swords / Tara Fly - Page of Swords / Heather Hudson - Knight of Swords / Tanya Bond - Queen of Swords / Peter Bradley - King of Swords
Wands: Holly Morningstar - Ace of Wands / Maigan Lynn - 2 of Wands / Jen Lightfoot - 3 of Wands / Marlon Teunissen - 4 of Wands / Shelby Nichols - 5 of Wands / Carla Morrow - 6 of Wands / Monika Ptok-Byark - 7 of Wands / Daniel Steven Marconyak - 8 of Wands / Regan Kubecek - 9 of Wands / Cora Crimson - 10 of Wands / Carrie Hawks - Page of Wands / Jeremias Colmenares - Knight of Wands / Meredith Dillman - Queen of Wands / Mike Tenebrae - King of Wands
Cups: Teal Newcomb - Ace of Cups / Rebecca Sinz - 2 of Cups / Aja Trier - 3 of Cups / Sue Rundles-Hughes - 4 of Cups / Stefania Russo - 5 of Cups / Chelle Destefano - 6 of Cups / Anastasia Smith Komanatov - 7 of Cups / Zindy S. D. Nielsen - 8 of Cups / Shana Cinquegrana - 9 of Cups / Mary Layton - 10 of Cups / Joanna Nelson - Page of Cups / Rachel Quinlan - Knight of Cups / Ken Meyer Jr - Queen of Cups / Carol Phillips - King of Cups
You can learn more about us and our project by checking out our website at 78Tarot.cards
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Risks and challenges
This is my fifth major Kickstarter, and I am fully confident in my ability to print this deck with the utmost profession and haste. There is always a chance of delays and setbacks in self-publishing, but I do my best to combat anything by preparing for everything incredibly thoroughly beforehand. If anything does come up, I keep very close tabs with you all and inform you of the process every single step of the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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