About this project
**FINAL HOURS UPDATE** We have unlocked the following stretch goals, and EVERYONE who is backing for a deck will be getting these as FREE GIFTS!***
Vinyl Sticker (design to be voted on) ~ 6 mini prints (designs to be voted on) ~ 1 Laminated Tarot Mat featuring all Major Arcana ~ 1 Cotton Tarot Bag - hand stamped and embellished by me, a Carnival Crystal ~ 8 autographed postcards (King of Swords by Ken Meyer Jr., Judgement by Michael Calandra, The High Priestess by Meredith Dillman, Death by Jasmine Becket-Griffith, The Emperor by Stanley Morrison, The Magician by Delphine Levesque Demers, The Hanged Man by David Van Gough, The Lovers by Shelby Nichols (next one unlocks at 40k)
In addition, we have unlocked the Tarot & Art Book - which is a 256 page full color art book complete with Tarot card meanings, Full page Tarot art, Artists Statements, Behind the Scenes, Artists Bios, special spreads, and so much more! To add it to your pledge you simply add 25.00 for domestic and $31.00 for international (shipping increases with the book with international shipping)
My name is Kayti Welsh and I am the Founder & Director of the global art collaboration - The 78 Tarot Project. My team & I return for the 3rd year to to Kickstarter to publish our 3rd global art collaboration, 78 Tarot Carnival - Cirque du Tarot. 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 creators 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 frame and display if you so please!)
Contributing to the Kickstarter allows you to get free stuff and exclusive experiences that are not offered anywhere else!
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, Jessica Douglas, and Selina Fenech. New artists have also joined the project, including Leilani Joy, Paulina Cassidy, Michael Calandra, Kiri Østergaard Leonard, and Simona Candini to name a few. A full list of our wonderful artists can be found at the end of this page.
Our third deck is a wonderful, wild trip to the circus, with a hint of Venetian Carnivale. It includes a 44 page companion guide written by our very own Trish Sullivan, as well as 3 bonus wild cards!
Here is a little teaser of all of the artwork:
The deck is 100% finished, the prototype has been ordered and photographed! You can see some of the pics I shot below. By popular demand, we have made a few changes to this deck that differs from our first two. First, we have GONE BORDERLESS! No longer will our art be contained by borders. We have set it free.
ALSO! We have UPGRADED the deck box at NO additional cost to you! Due to multiple requests, we have chosen a 2 piece hard cardboard box to hold this beautiful work of art.
Official Deck Specs
- Full Color Front & Back Cards (3.5 by 5.5 inches)
- 22 Major Arcana Cards (Fully Illustrated)
- 56 Minor Arcana Cards (Fully Illustrated)
- 3 bonus wild cards
- 44 pg companion booklet with card interpretations
- A Full Color 2-part hard cardboard box
- Cards printed on 350gsm cardstock with a smooth finish.
- Each card contains a blue core center to reduce card transparency and produces very vibrant colors.
**FOR THOSE OF YOU INTERESTED IN ADDING ON OUR NAUTICAL DECK, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO THE SOUVENIRS SECTION TO SEE THE ADD-ONS AND HOW TO ADD THE PREVIOUS DECK TO YOUR PLEDGE**
Let me tell you how much fun we had with the Carnival theme. We feel this deck is so incredibly vibrant, cheery, and nostalgic. Even though each card was created by different artists, there is a cohesive storyline that flows from image to image, each work carrying multiple symbolism within it's creation.
For the past 6 months we have met in a secret Facebook group to hone and develop each of the cards. The few rules we asked the artists to abide by were to stick to the chosen theme and to adhere to the traditional symbolism of Tarot. Every artist posted their progress shots along the way and received feedback and advice from their peers, as well as the Tarot community. There is a whole lot of love that goes into absolutely every piece of the creation process, from concept sketch to finish.
Everyone is extremely friendly and supportive of each other, and I think that is part of the magic that goes into the creation of these decks.
And Magic it is...
When you back a 78 Tarot project, we like to reward you with more than just an end product. We like to give you an entire experience. As a backer, you will be privy to special backer only updates, and you will be a part of deciding the final design for our card backs as well as box. We love to include our backers in as many decisions as possible so this is a complete interactive publishing experience.
For just $1.00 you will have access to the card art, backer's only updates. and design polls. Check out all of the other wonderful things we will gift you for contributing to our project.
Souvenir Bag: 1 randomly chosen 4 by 6 print, 1 randomly chosen 2.5 inch magnet, 1 single card draw fortune (You keep the card) voting in design polls, and access to backers only updates.
General Admission: 1 78 Tarot Carnival deck & 44 pg companion booklet, voting in design polls, and access to backers only updates.
**PLEASE NOTE: We will be offering limited quantity EARLY BIRD SPECIAL DISCOUNTS to reward early pledges**
The Artist's Mystery: 1 Mystery Package of art prints & merchandise, generously donated by 78 Tarot Artists, 1 78 Tarot Carnival deck & 44 pg companion booklet, voting in design polls, and access to backers only updates.
Deck with Tarot Art Book :1 78 Tarot Carnival deck & 44 pg companion booklet, 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) voting in design polls, and access to backers only updates.
Back Stage: 1 11 by 17 inch Poster Print - choice of 5 designs - All 81 cards, All Major, Pentacles, Swords, Wands, Cups ~ 1 78 Tarot Carnival deck & 44 pg companion booklet, voting in design polls, and access to backers only updates.
(If you are interested in more than one poster, please see our Souvenir Shop below for add-ons)
Nautical & Carnival: 1 78 Tarot Carnival deck & 44 pg companion booklet (20.00 less than retail), 1 78 Tarot Nautical deck (last years deck) & 44 pg, voting in design polls, and access to backers only updates.
Gift Stand: 3 78 Tarot Carnival decks & 44 pg companion booklet, voting in design polls, and access to backers only updates.
Carnival Deck & Nautical Box Set: - 1 78 Tarot Carnival deck & 44 pg companion booklet, 1 78 Tarot Nautical Limited Edition Deck & Book Boxed Set at 50% off retail - signed & numbered (includes hard-cover Limited Edition (of only 1000 printed) Tarot Art Book & Deck in a special box) , voting in design polls, and access to backers only updates.
**10 more added due to popular demand**
All 3 78 Tarot Decks Collectors Set ~ 1 78 Tarot Carnival deck & 44 page companion guide with Tarot meanings - less than retail. ~ 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) (this was last years deck) ~ 1 78 Tarot FIRST EDITION Deck - I have only a few copies left of these in a 1000 print run and it never will be reprinted. ~ Access to voting in the Carnival design polls (you will get to vote on box design as well as card back) ~ Backers only updates
JUST ADDED: EXCLUSIVE 2.25 by 2.25 inch magnets! 250 left!
After many requests I have decided to release a LIMITED number of magnets. I will make a total of 300. I make all of these in my studio, so I am limiting the amount this year. They are $5.00 a piece, you can buy as little or as many as you'd like, and they can be any design in the deck! To add them to your pledge go to manage pledge > and add $5.00 per magnet. Then message me the number and designs you would like!
Just Added! Kickstarter Exclusive Metallic Prints
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!
Check back often as more will be added and unlocked!
- 78 Tarot Carnival Deck: $50.00
- Poster Print: $35.00 (11 by 17 inch poster of any of the following collections - All Cards, All Majors, Pentacles, Swords, Wands, Cups)
- Poster Print Gift Pack: $90.00 (3 11 by 17 inch posters of any design in the collections)
- Mini Print: $10.00 - 1 5 by 7 inch rounded edge print of any card art or poster design
- 78 Tarot Nautical Collector's Edition Liimited Edition Boxed Set - *RETAIL PRICE IS $200.00 - get yours for 50% off!* For those of you who missed out on last years 78 Tarot Nautical Limited Edition boxed set, we are offering it at a 50% discount only on Kickstarter! 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 Nautical Deck *SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICE* For those of you who missed out on last years deck 78 Tarot Nautical deck, we are offering it at for $20.00 off only on Kickstarter!
Additional Shipping Costs:
- Per Additional Mini Print: NO ADDITIONAL COST
- Per 78 Tarot Nautical Boxed Set: $6.00 domestic - $48.00 internationally
- Per 78 Tarot Nautical Deck: $2.00 domestic - $20.00 Internationally
- Per Additional 78 Tarot Carnival Deck: $2.00 domestic - $20.00 internationally
- Per Additional Poster: $2.00 domestic - $5.00 internationally
Printing, Production, Shipping: $14,000 - we chose to upgrade our boxes this year and go with a different company, so printing costs have increased. The minimum quantity to print is 2500 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 posters.
Artist's Fees: $2,500 To reward the wonderful efforts to our hard working artists of 78 Tarot Carnival.
When you pledge to be a backer, you automatically will join our design consultation team, and be involved in the actual voting process of both the box and card back design.
We will vote on the most popular card to include on the front of the box. You will also get to help choose the color! Be a part of making history!
Card Back Colors:
This year the card back was illustrated by myself, Kayti Welsh, founder & director of 78 Tarot. We need YOU to help choose the colors! Here are some sample choices!
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 everyone 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! There is a larger section showing them all at the bottom of the page. Every stretch goal is free with a deck pledge except for the book which is a 25.00 Add-On.
- $22,000: Every deck comes with a high quality sticker of a popular card design.
- $25,000: Every deck comes with a laminated tarot mat with the artwork of all major arcana on it.
- 27,000: Every deck comes with a beautiful hand-sewn in the USA cotton bag, stamped with the 78 Tarot Nautical Carnival logo and hand embellished by yours truly.
- $28,000: Every deck will come with 2 free mini prints of popular card choices voted on by backers.
- $30,000: Unlocks the funding needed to purchase 2500 companion guides. These will be full colored, 8 by 6 inches and 256 pages. It will include Tarot card meanings as well as artist's interpretation, bios, and exclusive behind the scenes of our project.
- $32,000: Every deck will come with 4 free mini prints of popular card choices voted on by backers
MORE TO COME!
Major Arcana: Poul Dohle - The Fool / Delphine Levesque Demers -The Magician / Meredith Dillman - The High Priestess /Jessica Douglas -The Empress / Stanley Morrison - The Emperor / Patricia Ariel - The Hierophant / Shelby Nichols -The Lovers / Mike Tenebrae -The Chariot / Iris Compiet - Justice / Michael Banks - The Hermit / Tanya Bond - Wheel of Fortune / Selina Fenech - Strength / David Van Gough -The Hanged Man / Jasmine Becket-Griffith - Death / Carla Morrow - Temperance / Luca Federici Carey - The Devil / Piya Wannachaiwong / The Tower - Simoni Candini - The Star /Tiffany Toland-Scott - The Moon / Paulina Cassidy - The Sun / Michael Calandra - Judgement / Kmye Chan - The World / Leilani Joy - Wild Card Meditation / Larry Elmore - Wild Card Foresight / Natacha Chohra - Wild Card Equilibrium
Pentacles: Regan Kubicek - Ace of Pentacles / Joanna Nelson - 2 of Pentacles / Mary Layton - 3 of Pentacles / Helena Reis - 4 of Pentacles / Jayde Hiliard - 5 of Pentacles / Brenda Saydak - 6 of Pentacles / B.K. Lusk - 7 of Pentacles / Eli Neugeboren - 8 of Pentacles / Deanna Bach - 9 of Pentacles / Chelle Destefano - 10 of Pentacles / Anastasia Smith - Page of Pentacles / Megan Frauenhoffer - Knight of Pentacles / Patricia Smith - Queen of Pentacles / Pierre Carles - King of Pentacles
Swords: Monika Ptok-Byard - Ace of Swords / Alexandria Sandlin - 2 of Swords / Daniel Steven Marconyak - 3 of Swords / Stephanie Sturm - 4 of Swords / Ellen Wilberg - 5 of Swords / Vlada Monakhova - 6 of Swords / Tanya Ross - 7 of Swords / Stefania Russo - 8 of Swords / Cora Crimson - 9 of Swords / Pee Monster - 10 of Swords / Kiri Østergaard Leonard - Page of Swords / Peter Bradley - Knight of Swords / Everette Hartsoe - Queen of Swords / Ken Meyer Jr. - King of Swords
Wands: Becca Turner - Ace of Wands / Faye Osman - 2 of Wands So Ma - 3 of Wands / Manuel Da Cunha Vega - 4 of Wands / Ellen Million - 5 of Wands / Krisgoat - 6 of Wands / Frank Fradella - 7 of Wands / Holly Broxson - 8 of Wands / Deanna Davoli - 9 of Wands / Lindsay Cheesewright - 10 of Wands / Ash Evans - Page of Wands / Chris Malidore - Knight of Wands / Enys Guerrero - Queen of Wands / Felica Cano - King of Wands
Cups: Maigan Lynn - Ace of Cups / Zindy S.D. Nielsen - 2 of Cups / Shana Cinquegrana - 3 of Cups / Anja Uhren - 4 of Cups / Kim Sokol - 5 of Cups / Tara Fly - 6 of Cups / Raheli Starr - 7 of Cups / Alexandra V. Bach - 8 of Cups / Marlon Teunissen - 9 of Cups / Molly Harrison - 10 of Cups / Gila von Meissner - Page of Cups / Nelleke Schoemaker - Knight of Cups / Carrie Hawks - Queen of Cups / Brenda Lyons - King of Cups
Risks and challenges
This is my fourth 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.
I know I said November 2016, but I am definitely aiming for sooner. I like to give leeway for any snags that may come up with customs, shipping, or the printing itself.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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