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My name is Kayti Welsh and I am the Founder & Director of the global art collaboration - The 78 Tarot Project. My team & I come here to Kickstarter to publish our second global art collaboration, 78 Tarot Nautical - Tarot of the Water - Tarot Deck & Art Book. It is our goal not only to produce a truly incredible collaborative Tarot Deck, but also get these artists' names out there and really show everyone their incredible talent.Each tarot card was carefully created by one of our 80 international artists spanning over 15 countries. Many of the artists who were with us for the first deck have stayed on for the second deck, including Meredith Dillman, Carla Morrow, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Tiffany Toland Scott, Larry Elmore, Jessica Douglas, and Natalia Pierandrei. New artists have also joined the project, including Selina Fenech, Amy Brown, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, Stanley Morrison, Alexandra V Bach, Pierre Carles, and Alex Garant.
This year's deck spans the entire nautical realm, from sea monsters to pirates, mermaids to sea dragons, and every nautical critter in between.
The deck is an Open Edition this year, unlike our first deck which we only printed 1000 copies of. 78 Tarot is trying to go as big as possible to make this a sustainable project in the long-run. My long-term vision is of this being a self-sustained project that can help support and promote artists for years to come. The specs are the same as our first deck:
- Full Color Front & Back Cards (2.75 by 4.75 inches)
- 22 Major Arcana Cards (Fully Illustrated)
- 56 Minor Arcana Cards (Fully Illustrated)
- 2 bonus wild cards
- Print Booklet with Card Interpretations
- A Full Color Custom Designed Tuck Box
- Cards printed on 300gsm cardstock with a smooth finish. Each card contains a blue core center to reduce card transparency and produces very vibrant colors.
All backers who choose the deck will also receive a PDF of the Tarot and Art book (see below) as well as the "LWB" style companion booklet.
The Nautical theme was chosen by our dear backers of our first deck who helped us raise almost $25,000 via Kickstarter in July 2014, to allow us to produce, publish & deliver the deck by November 2104 - a month ahead of time. You can read more about our story here: Our Story.
This year we brought on a very talented designer, Burcu Arat Sup, to work with us on the card backs, and we loved two of the color choices so much that we need YOU to help us decide! So, everyone who pledges to this Kickstarter will get a vote on what card back color to choose.
Our designer Burcu, (fondly called Boo by her friends) is a fun illustrator from British Columbia, Canada who has been a graphic designer and illustrator for 15+ years. She designs under the brand Mujka Chic.
"When I was asked to design the back of the 78 Tarot Nautical Deck, I knew that it would be very special to collaborate with the other artists and I was excited to be involved in the making of this amazing deck of tarot cards. "
The pattern behind the nautical deck was doodled and doodled numerous times to reach its perfection. The pattern involves 4 sections that resembles the life and harmony underwater. Continuous lines drift into each other and creates forms of alien marine life that fits perfectly for the Nautical theme of the deck.
The artwork has been completed by all 80 card artists, the deck is ready to print, and our prototype has been ordered and squeed over. Now, we just need to raise the funds for production and publishing so we can get this stunning tarot deck into the hands of tarot and art lovers around the world.
We wanted to do an art book to go with the deck last year, but it wasn't until we found a different printer that it was a viable option. So this year, we decided to go for it and add a Limited Edition Tarot & Art book.
There will be a "LWB" style booklet with each deck, but this is a 220 page hard cover book, that includes not just the meanings of each card, but also artists interpretations, artists bios, and a bit of fun behind the scenes! It is a Limited Edition Book available only in our Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Deck & Book Boxed Set.
A PDF of the book is FREE to all backers who pledge for a deck!
- 8 X 6 inch full colored
- 220 pages
- hard-cover with GOLD FOIL logo and accents.
- featuring tarot card meanings, artists interpretations, artist bios, and behind the scenes
- 150 GSM glossy paper
- Physical Copy available ONLY in Limited Edition Boxed Set
- All Backers who pledge for a deck will receive a FREE PDF
To thank you for your AMAZING response we have added a gift!
All random images are now YOUR CHOICE! We unlocked the $22,000 stretch goal and are now allowing backers to choose 2 prints and magnets from any image in the 78 Tarot Nautical Deck.
Message in a Bottle: 2 random 4 X 6 mini prints and 1 random 2.25" magnet (chosen by me) - mailed to your door. Free shipping anywhere in the world.
The Captain's Chest: You get an Art Grab Bag with random donations from 78 Tarot Nautical Artists (valued at $100.00) and 2 - 4 X 6 mini prints and 1 random 2.25" magnet (chosen by me). Free Shipping in the US! $9.00 to Canada - $12.00 anywhere else
Sunken Treasure: You get the full 78 card plus two bonus card deck in a cardboard box (cheaper than retail price), 2 - 4 X 6 mini prints and 1 random 2.25" magnet (chosen by me) mailed to your door. Free Shipping in the US! $9.00 to Canada - $12.00 anywhere else
The Mermaid's Purse: You get an Art Grab Bag with random donations from 78 Tarot Nautical Artists (valued at $100.00), and the full 78 card plus two bonus card deck in a cardboard box (cheaper than retail price), 2 - 4 X 6 mini prints and 1 random 2.25" magnet (chosen by me) mailed to your door. Free Shipping in the US! $12.00 to Canada - $15.00 anywhere else.
Blackbeard's Treasure: You get 3 of the full 78 card plus two bonus card decks in a cardboard box (cheaper than retail price), 2 - 4 X 6 mini prints and 1 random 2.25" magnet (chosen by me) mailed to your door. Free Shipping in the US! $9.00 to Canada - $12.00 anywhere else
(Early bird Specials only $150 plus shipping - limited supply)
The Oyster's Pearl: You get a special Limited Edition Deck & Book boxed set in an 8 by 6 hard cardboard box with Gold Foil Logo and Accents - signed and numbered. The box contains the Limited Edition hard-cover Tarot & Art Book, the 78 Tarot Nautical Deck, 2 - 4 X 6 mini prints and 1 random 2.25" magnet (chosen by me) mailed to your door. 10.00 Shipping in the US! $15.00 to Canada - $18.00 anywhere else
Treasure of the World - by Jasmine Becket-Griffith: You get an 11 X 14 inch gallery wrapped ready to hang canvas, Hand Embellished and signed & numbered by Jasmine herself! This is as close to the original painting as you can get! You also get a special Limited Edition Deck & Book boxed set in an 8 by 6 hard cardboard box with Gold Foil Logo and Accents - signed and numbered. The box contains the Limited Edition hard-cover Tarot & Art Book, the 78 Tarot Nautical Deck, and "The World" magnet. Free Shipping in the US! $15.00 to Canada - $18.00 anywhere else
Stretch goals are our way of giving you stuff as a way to show our appreciation for your support.
30K Stretch Goal Announced:
Sample of Bags:
You can view more details of add-on our website Add-Ons are “additional items” that you can add to your pledge towards our campaign. All of the items are Kickstarter-Exclusive except the coloring books donated by Ellen Million Graphics.
Description: These are Kickstarter exclusive magnets that measure 2.5 inches in diameter, and are made to order, by hand, by me and my trusty magnet making machine. You can choose any image, or combination of images from the 78 Tarot Nautical Deck - just message us with your choices!
Single Magnets: $4.00 | Sets of 10: $25.00 | Sets of 25: $40.00
includes shipping worldwide
Description: These gorgeous Kickstarter exclusive mini prints measure 4 X 6 inches and are printed on glossy cardstock. You can choose an individual mini or purchase the entire set. The images are from the 78 Tarot Nautical Deck
Single Mini Print: $7.00 | Set of All 80 Images: $50.00
This includes shipping worldwide!
Description: Our backers spoke, we listened. This is an alternative to our Limited Edition Hard-Back book that comes exclusively with our signed and numbered Limited Edition Boxset.
Details: 8.5 X 5.5 inches | soft-cover | 90 pages | full color
– with card art, artists-interpretations, keywords, and spreads.
All books come with a Kickstarter Exclusive Bookplate designed (and signed) by Kayti
Price: $30.00 This includes shipping worldwide!
First Edition Deck Add-On!
Due to popular request you can now get the First Edition Deck as an Add-On, which is the deck we published via Kickstarter last July. We only printed 1000 of our debut deck and are offering 50 decks for less than retail to help us fund our campaign. This will include shipping if you already have pledged, if not please add 12.00 for international shipping.
Description: This stunning 20-page companion adult coloring book is being published by Ellen Million Graphics. She is donating 25% of the proceeds to our campaign and the rest will go to the artists and publishing. We are only currently releasing 100 of the physical copies. You can see a little video I made for this project here.
Pricing: PDF: $5.00 | Physical Copy: $12.00
This includes shipping worldwide!
Description: Back by popular demand, some of our AMAZING artists have donated ACEO Art to this Kickstarter campaign. You can see the entire collection in our Kickstarter Mini Art Gallery. Each ACEO is $25.00 a piece (global shipping including) and is on a first-come-first-serve basis. The first person to message me will get the painting so if you see something you like don't hesitate! We have done our best to release this update at a time globally where everyone has a chance at the painting they want. If you have any questions just message me and I am more than happy to help :)
Description: We also have added a Limited Edition Jewelry Set! These are a set of 6, 1 inch interchangeable pendants with a metal backing. Each pendant attaches magnetically to a metal base that hangs from a black leather cord. They are easy to change for a different look each day, all from one single base. They are illustrated by myself, and another team leader and member of the 78 Tarot Creative team - Gila von Meissner. We teamed up over the weekend to design these for you! Only 50 sets are being released and they are $35.00 each including global shipping! Each set comes in a gorgeous velvet bag.
SO! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND..... Kickstarter Exclusive Metallic Mini Prints have been added to our add-ons! These are 4 X 8 inch metallic prints, only 20 of each card is printed. If you would like to reserve any - please add $20.00 per print to your pledge and message me. I am numbering them, so they will be first come first serve as far as availability and number print you get. These will ONLY be available during the Kickstarter.
Artists have been infatuated with Tarot since the mid 1400's, right around the middle of the Italian Renaissance. The word Renaissance is French in origin, and simply means rebirth. It is the era best known for the renewed interest in the culture of classical antiquity after the Dark Ages. Its rich and lustrous history dates back to times we modern day artists will never experience. Creating a Tarot deck seems like a connection to a time when artists and their peers gained a greater appreciation for history and mythology - and thus expressed it through their art. It is a magical relationship with history that we as artists get to experience. A collaborative Tarot deck provides the interpretation of a whole collective of artists. It becomes a reachable dream of a whole group of creators - able to produce something that by themselves would have taken years of their career to do. It is our modern day Renaissance.
Our little Group Art Project
These artists are just the most amazing group of people you will ever meet. We are all part of the same online art community and have been for over a decade. We have a mutual respect, affection and appreciation for each other so working together just comes naturally. We love the challenge of bringing the historical richness and beauty of tarot to life.
Meeting in a secret Facebook group, we worked hand in hand the past 7 months to develop our cards, adhering to traditional symbolism and meanwhile still bringing a fresh fantasy and surreal perspective to the tarot community. Every artist posted their progress shots along the way and received feedback and advice from their peers! Everyone is super supportive and encouraging of one another and I think that is the main magic behind these collaborative decks. And we definitely created some magic.
We had a lot of fun getting into the Nautical mood!
You can read more about us on our website: seventy-eight-tarot.com
Meet the All Woman Super Team Behind 78 Tarot
We are the girl power that runs this crazy ship! There is me, who you already met. I do leaderish things and make pretty graphics. Delphine Levesque Demers is in charge of all the artists, and keeping track of all contractual obligations as well as assigning each artist their card. She plays art director, therapist, and cheerleader and the project would be nothing without her. She is also my BFF!
Then there is Trish Sullivan who does everything from running all of our social media to writing our books and articles. Gila von Meissner joins us for the second deck to help me with graphics, marketing and website stuff. Tiffany Toland-Scott joins us for the second deck to help with media and keeping the troops and fans entertained. She also helps with writing on the website.
Shana Cinquegrana is our brand developer and illustrator of Team Leader avatars! Melanie Starr helps out with graphics and Tanya Ross assists in data tracking.
Our Dream Team <3
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law - The Fool / Patricia Ariel -The Magician / Tanya Bond - The High Priestess / Larry Elmore -The Empress / Delphine Levesque Demers - The Emperor / Krisgoat - The Hierophant / Shana Cinquegrana -The Lovers / Melanie Starr -The Chariot / Monika Ptok-Byard - Justice / Tanya Ross - The Hermit / Megan Buccere - Wheel of fortune / Meredith Dillman - Strength / Shelby Nichols -The Hanged Man / Travis Anthony Soumis - Death / Tiffany Toland-Scott - Temperance / David Gough - The Devil / Deidre Morton/ Peemonster / The Tower - Carla Morrow - The Star / Luca Feredici C - The Moon / Alex Garant - The Sun / Brynn Elizabeth - Judgement / Jasmine Becket-Griffith - The World / Amy Brown - Wild Card Whimsy / Michael Banks / Sugar Fueled - Wild Card Curiosity
Maigan Lynn - Ace of Pentacles / Jodi Horne - 2 of Pentacles / Stephanie Sturm - 3 of Pentacles / James Priest - 4 of Pentacles / Raheli Starr - 5 of Pentacles / Lindsay Cheesewright - 6 of Pentacles / So Ma - 7 of Pentacles / Regan Kubecek - 8 of Pentacles / Lily Buth - 9 of Pentacles / Tammy Pryce - 10 of Pentacles / Brenda Lyons - Page of Pentacles / Jenga - Knight of Pentacles / Jessica Douglas - Queen of Pentacles / Carrie Hawks - King of Pentacles
Zindy S. D. Nielsen - Ace of Swords / Alexandra V Bach - 2 of Swords / Ash Evans - 3 of Swords / Enys Guerrero - 4 of Swords / Ben Larsen - 5 of Swords / Tammy Mae Moon - 6 of Swords / Ralf Straaberg - 7 of Swords / Pierre Carles - 8 of Swords / Joanna Mukerji Nelson - 9 of Swords / Holly Broxson - 10 of Swords / Daniel Steven Marconyak - Page of Swords / Stanley Morrison - Knight of Swords / Becca Turner - Queen of Swords / Ellen Million - King of Swords
Stefania Russo - Ace of Wands / Jayde Hilliard-Simpson - 2 of Wands Svetlana Ava - 3 of Wands / Chelle Destefano - 4 of Wands / Tara Fly - 5 of Wands / Molly Harrison - 6 of Wands / Santanu Hazarika - 7 of Wands / Alexandria Sandlin - 8 of Wands / Helena Reis - 9 of Wands / Ellen Wilberg - 10 of Wands / Helmut “Poul” Dohle - Page of Wands / Misty Benson - Knight of Wands / Selina Fenech - Queen of Wands / Eli Neugeboren - King of Wands
Deanna Davoli - Ace of Cups / Marlana Adele Vassar - 2 of Cups / BK Lusk - 3 of Cups / Lindy van den Bosch - 4 of Cups / Edit Farkas - 5 of Cups / Gila Von Meissner - 6 of Cups / Sarah Lau - 7 of Cups / Mary Layton - 8 of Cups / Faye Osman - 9 of Cups / Anastasia Smith - 10 of Cups / Deanna Bach-Talsma - Page of Cups / Brenda Saydak - Knight of Cups / Natalia Pierandrei - Queen of Cups / Anja Uhren - King of Cups
Our goal is to raise $20,000 for publishing. Here is the breakdown of the costs:
Any additional funds will go to expanding product bases so we can license more artists, more marketing and promotion for our artists, and more decks purchased.
Printing, Production & Shipping: $12,100 - This includes shipping materials, shipping labels, shipping labor.
Artists Compensation: $2,500 - Each of our 81 artists that have worked with us on this project will be compensated for their contribution.
Perks & Fees: $5,400.00 - This is Kickstarter fees, and money for merchandise besides the deck such as the prints, magnets, and book.
For those interested in interviewing the 78 Tarot Project and its artists, please enquire at email@example.com
Gallery Show: The 78 Tarot artists are planning on a two-month exhibition in Seattle, Washington to finish up the 78 Tarot Nautical project. The 78 Tarot Nautical artwork will be on display at Eight and Sand Gallery starting December 12th, 2015, and running through January 2016 at Push/Pull, also in Seattle.
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We have teamed up with Carla, artist of the star and creator of the Little Wings Plushie - to offer you this special gift if you pledge to both our kickstarters! You can find here kickstarter here: http://bit.ly/dragonplush
To be eligible for this gift you must pledge for both a baby dragon and a 78 Tarot Nautical Deck. Any pledge level is fine as long as they contain the deck and baby dragon.
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Risks and challenges
In any publishing project there will be risks, but I am not new at this. This will be the second deck I am publishing in less than 2 years, and our first deck that was funded on kickstarter was delivered ahead of time, and has received nothing but rave reviews! I personally pack each and everyone of these items I send to you and I put a lot of pride into getting everything to you safe and sound in a timely manner. This year we are aiming to get these out to you starting in October - giving you plenty of times to get them before the holiday season.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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