The 78 Tarot Project returns to Kickstarter to fund their 6th collaborative Art deck...
An all-rounder deck for all signs and elements!
81 Artists have created a stunning Tarot deck, based on the Elements
And a little bit of Spirit...
And of course our traditional Mediation Card which is Water
78 Tarot Elemental is a Limited Edition Deck - the only copies that are printed are the ones we fund via Kickstarter. They are never reprinted, due to contractual obligation to our artists. We do it this way so our decks are one of a kind collector's pieces that only a thousand people will get to own in this lifetime.
Each Tarot card was carefully created by one of our 81 international artists. We have many returning artists for this deck, including 78 Tarot Veterans Meredith Dillman, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Michael Banks, Jessica Douglas, Leilani Joy, and Selina Fenech to name a few. A full list of our wonderful artists can be found at the end of this page.
All Art Was Juried In This Year
This year we enlisted help from the Tarot community to jury in our artists - we've been incredibly lucky on this journey, to connect with some amazing Tarotists, card slingers, writers and event organizers. Even luckier that when we reached out to ask if they would consider helping us that they all agreed!
Thank you so much to Ethony - writer, deck creator and Tarot Goddess, Arwen Lynch - editor of the Cartomancer and US Games deck writer. To Vix of New Age Hipster, Cameron from The Tarot Parlor, Michelle Maynard Beall, owner and creator of EOChakraProducts, Jennifer - super card slinger, and Kyrah (Tarot bag creator extraordinaire). To S. Rune Emerson - Tarot guru and author, Jaymi Elford - author and deck writer for Lo Scarabeo and Llewellyn Worldwide, Sharron Basanti - founder of Seeds of Shakti and deck creator, and last but not least, Jadzia DeForest of the Northwest Tarot Symposium. It was a privilege to work with them, and we feel that it will lend even more magic to our decks!
We're humbled and privileged to work with SO MANY fantastic artists on this project, some of whom bring their own experiences of creating art for Oracle and Tarot decks, or publishing decks themselves.
It has been absolutely thrilling for us to work with some of our own Tarot heroes, such as Ravynne Phelan, who created The Dreams of Gaia Tarot, as well as creating and illustrating several oracle decks, including the Messenger Oracle. Selina Fenech who illustrated the Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle, and the Oracle of the Mermaids, Tanya Bond, who created the Duality Deck, Jilllian C. Wilde who created the Naked Heart Tarot, Craig Coss who illustrated the Games of Thrones Tarot, Chris-Anne who created Light Seers Tarot, The Muse Tarot and Sacred Creators Oracle, Jamie Sawyer from Sawyers Path Tarot and our very own dream team member & one of 78 Tarot's organizers - Joanna Nelson, who created the Monstarot & Cat Land decks.
The 78 Tarot decks follow the Rider-Waite Smith traditional symbolism so that even beginners of the craft can use the decks effectively. We add our own themes, mixing classic with modern styles and everything in between.
78 Tarot Elemental comes with a 180 page guidebook that not only has the card meaning by the author, Trish Sullivan, but also an artist interpretation of each card, so that you can delve further into their mind as you read and get to know the cards. 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 also find other art from them quite easily to add to your sacred space if you so choose.
We like to think of 78 Tarot decks as both functioning tools and also tiny little art galleries you hold in the palm of your hand and readers who have collected all 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.
We are very picky about quality, and have searched long and hard for the best printer to accentuate the artwork, and provide incredible luscious card stock that will hold up against time. The deck will be on 350 gsm cardstock with a satin finish. They will be accompanied by a 180 page booklet that will have the cards meaning written by Trish Sullivan, as well as the artists interpretations. Both the deck and booklet will come in a beautiful clam shell box with magnetic closures. The cards AND box will have foil accents.
Official Deck Specs
- Full Color Front & Back Cards (3.25 by 5.5 inches)
- 22 Major Arcana Cards (Fully Illustrated)
- 56 Minor Arcana Cards (Fully Illustrated)
- 3 bonus wild cards.
- 180 pg companion booklet with card meanings and artists interpretations of their card.
- A full color clam shell cardboard box with a magnetic closure and 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.
With the Kickstarter platform, you are pretty much pre-ordering a product. The reward system is set up so that there are tiers of goodies you can pre-order depending on how much you contribute. We have tried to keep this really fun and simple this year so everyone can join in the fun! And if you are new to Kickstarter, you can pop to the end of this section and watch my video I made giving you a few tips on how to use it.
Tier 1 - 78 Tarot Deck & Book
With this tier you receive the 78 Tarot Elemental Deck and 180 page companion guide in a clamshell box. We will be releasing a limited amount of Early Bird specials which allow you to pledge at this tier level for a discounted price.
Tier 2 - 78 Tarot Elemental Deck, Cloth & Case
With this tier you receive the 78 Tarot Elemental Deck and 180 page companion guide in a clamshell box, as well as the matching cloth and case that I will be co-creating with backers! I wanted to do something fun with this design, and anything to add to the magic I am all for! So all backers will basically art direct me on illustrating the cloth and case this year. Fun right? You do not have to have this tier to help but you do have to have it to receive the matching cloth and case.
Tier 3 - Past 78 Tarot Deck Collector Sets
This Tier level allows you to choose one of our past decks to receive an exclusive collectors set. You will get The deck and companion guide, the matching cloth and case, a custom illustrated spread print and an intuitively chosen crystal from author and reiki master Trish Sullivan. If you would like to add this to another tier, please message us to find out how!
Tier 4 - 78 Tarot Elemental Art Collector Set
This tier is for all you art lovers! In addition to the 78 Tarot Elemental Deck and Book you also receive 4 8 by 10 art prints and 4 matching crystals! In lieu of asking for Mystery art donations this year, we have paid 4 artists to let us use their gorgeous templated card image in a Limited Edition print that will be numbered by me! There is a print for each element and each print comes with a matching crystal that holds its elements metaphysical healing properties.
These are only sold in sets and limited to a quantity of 50
Tier 5 is the previous Tier with the matching cloth and case
Tier 6 - All 5 In Print 78 Tarot Decks (excluding our first edition which is sold out)
This tier is a heavily discounted way to own all our decks! This does not include our First Edition Deck which is out of print forever.
Tier 7 - 78 Tarot Elemental Wholesale Pack
This tier is for all the metaphysical shops who may want to carry our deck! We are offering a discount by purchasing through our Kickstarter. If you wish to purchase more than 5 please message me and I can arrange that.
Tier 8 - Ultra Omega Collectors Set - All Decks - All cloths and cases and Art Set!
This tier gives you Evvvverything. All Decks. All Cloths and Cases and the Art Set! Due to the limited art prints there are only 3 of these tiers available.
New to Kickstarter? Check out this video I made for you!
The deck creation began last Spring, after the 78 Tarot Tarot team returned from Northwest Tarot Symposium. They knew after chatting with many people that it was time to create a deck with all elements. We had decks that were specific elements but none that celebrated them ALL! Thus, 78 Tarot Elemental - Tarot of the Natural - was born.
We sent out the call and received hundreds upon hundreds of applications to apply for Elemental. The jury we chose had a big job to narrow it down but we think they did a fantastic job. every single artist in this deck gave their card all of their heart and soul - each telling their personal journey through the creation of their card. The magic of the internet has given us the ability to all work together as one team in a secret facebook group - allowing the artists to interact with one another as well as the team leaders so that the deck is the absolute best we can produce.
There is something magical 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 have unlocked the following stretch goals .
Here is a breakdown of the funding and where it will be allocated.
$18,000 - This is how much it will cost to print and SHIP the decks cloths and cases, and the art prints.
$4,000 - Compensates our hard working artists
$3,000 - Fees & Taxes
Any additional funding will be fed back into the project and allow us to travel to more conventions, offer more free fun things to our 78 Tarot Club, and work on even more ways to help our fellow creators!
Thank you so much for making our dreams come true for the SIXTH time. We are incredibly humbled and grateful. Please share this image and link with your friends who may be interested in this project!
Here is our full Artists List
The Fool Jessica Douglas
The Magician Ravynne Phelan
The High Priestess Aunia Kahn
The Empress Michael Calandra
The Emperor Aurore Folny
The Hierophant Kaitlund Zupanic
The Lovers Selina Fenech
The Chariot Cristiana Leone
Justice Craig Coss
Death Leilani Joy
The Hermit Enamorte
Wheel of fortune Chris-Anne Donnelly
Strength Carol Phillips
The Hanged Man Carl Ingram
Temperance Tanya Bond
The Devil Jasmine Becket-Griffith
The Tower Jessica Perner
The Star Poul Dohle
The Moon Joanna Nelson
The Sun Brynn Elizabeth
Judgement Enys Guerrero
The World Brenda Lyons
Meditation Tiffany Toland Scott
Wild Card Michael Banks
Spirit Luca Federici Carey
Ace of Earth Chris Sedgwick
2 of Earth Carrie Hawks
3 of Earth Alexandria Sandlin
4 of Earth Rebecca Sinz
5 of Earth Kylen Baier
6 of Earth Felix Warren
7 of Earth Monika Ptok-Byard
8 of Earth Carye VanDerPol Mahoney
9 of Earth Deja Osbourne
10 of Earth Peter Bradley
Page of Earth Gemma Jones
Knight of Earth Sue Rundle-Hughes
Queen of Earth Meredith Dillman
King of Earth Shana Cinquegrana
Ace of Air Rebecca D. George
2 of Air Jacey Farran Chase
3 of Air Frank Fradella
4 of Air Felicia Cano
5 of Air Stefania Russo
6 of Air Regan Kubecek
7 of Air Jayde Hilliard
8 of Air Gabi Angus-West
9 of Air Christel Morvan
10 of Air Shelby Nichols
Page of Air Jeremias Colmenares
Knight of Air Monica Doss
Queen of Air Zindy S.D. Nielsen
King of Air Nelleke Schoemaker
Ace of Fire Scott Holloway
2 of Fire Natasja Van Gestel
3 of Fire Anastasia Smith
4 of Fire Holly Morningstar
5 of Fire Jodi Horne
6 of Fire Monika Holloway
7 of Fire So Ma
8 of Fire Jamie Sawyer
9 of Fire Alexandra V. Bach
10 of Fire Jessica Rohr
Page of Fire Olivia Rose
Knight of Fire Eli Neugeboren
Queen of Fire Ana Neves
King of Fire Heather Hudson
Ace of Water Holly Broxson
2 of Water Belinda Morris
3 of Water Jillian C. Wilde
4 of Water Molly Harrison
5 of Water Dharma T Lefevre
6 of Water Deanna Bach
7 of Water Gila von Meissner
8 of Water Rachel Quinlan
9 of Water Damara Carpenter
10 of Water Lea Barozzi
Page of Water Ash Evans
Knight of Water Kat Birmelin
Queen of Water Chris Malidore
King of Water Delphine Levesque Demers
Risks and challenges
This is my 8th Kickstarter and I have 7 large successful ones under my belt. Things do sometimes come up in independent publishing that is out of our control, but we take great care in being as transparent and as communicative as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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