About this project
In honor of my personal reading this morning - I am giving to you all of the cards I drew.
AND DONT FORGET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL BACKERS WILL BE ABLE TO VOTE ON THE THEME FOR THE NEXT DECK! BACKERS ONLY WILL GET TO VOTE!
That's right - ONLY OUR BACKERS will vote on the theme for the next deck. Not even artists! JUST you guys!
We are 78 artists from around the world brought together by social media to create a one-of-a-kind collective masterpiece celebrating art and tarot. You can read more about us on our website.
ALL DECKS NOW COME WITH A BOOKLET!!!
STRETCH GOALS ANNOUNCED
22k: Sexy Black Velvet Bag for the Deck Every deck will come with an upscale black velvet bag with our logo debossed to it. (UNLOCKED)
23k: Gold Gift Tags with the Velvet Bag Every velvet bag will come with a gold 78 Tarot Hang Gift Tag (UNLOCKED)
26k: 78 Tarot Ornament Every pledge $40 and over will come with a shatterproof, black ornament with the 78 tarot logo. (LOCKED)
NEW ADD-ON ADDED FOR FINAL 3 DAYS!
To obtain this add-on - add 25.00 to your pledge amount and message us with the card of your choice. Limited to 10 cards each so act fast to get your favorite!
NEW TIER REWARD THE FINAL 3 DAYS
The one and only Everette Hartsoe, Godfather of Goth Comics and creator of the infamous Razor - has graciously agreed to autograph a ton of cards for ya'll if you want to upgrade your pledge to $75 - This is a Limited Edition Print of his original black and white drawing for his Wild Card artwork Wild Fate.
To qualify for Everette's Limited Edition signed postcard your pledge amount must be $75.00 or more (not including shipping costs)
Featuring Jasmine Becket-Griffith, an incredibly successful and famous Disney licensed artist, and Larry Elmore - the godfather of fantasy - a legendary artist well known for his work for TSR, in particular the Dragonlance books, alongside Carla Morrow, Meredith Dillman , Patricia Ariel and Tiffany Toland-Scott.
The deck is 100% complete, a sample has been ordered and we are ready to proceed with printing. Here it is! To see larger versions check out the deck page on our website.
We Have Legends...
Features of the Deck:
- Full Color Front & Back Cards (2.75 by 4.75 inches)
- 22 Major Arcana Cards
- 56 Minor Arcana Cards
- Print Booklet with Artist Credits and Tarot Interpretations
- A Full Color Custom Designed Tuck Box
- Printed on 300gsm cardstock with a smooth finish. Each card contains a blue core center to reduce card transparency and produces very vibrant colors.
- 2 Wild Cards added to this edition only (Wild Fate & Chosen Fate)
Tarot in the Sunshine
My name is Kayti Welsh and I am the crazy girl who runs this project. Im extremely passionate about art and Tarot and wanted to make something really amazing with my friends. Luckily, I have a lot of very talented friends! Check out the video below or read my bio to get to know a little bit more about me and the project :)
Here is a bit more history - and a shout out to those who made this possible.
Some of our artists have recorded themselves talking about their card and the project. If you do not want to watch the whole thing, make sure you check out our youtube channel and browse around for more videos!
We built a website: We have a professional website that showcases our artists, their individual cards and the process of their creation. Which is really cool! You can see their cards from start to finish and the meaning behind them all.
Fanbase: We have built a dedicated fan base for the project with over 14,000 fans on Facebook.
Marketing: A great deal of time and resources have gone into marketing both the product and the artists. 78 Tarot works hard to promote each and every artist involved.
Printing & Packaging: The template for the cards, the box, and proto-type of the booklet has been designed and tested.
We have a staff of 6 and we have all been donating our time thus far. From content writing, to web design, to project managing, to marketing and graphics. It has been a true labor of love and we are ready to make all this hard work pay off!
Printing the deck: For our deck, it was important to us to choose a tried and tested print company with minimal chance of delays and excellent quality. We will be using a company that has been used previously for tarot/oracle cards by some of our artists, and we’ve ordered our own print samples to see the quality for ourselves. Take a peak
Artists – within our budget, we have allocated a small royalty to each of the 78 artists who have created artwork for this deck. They deserve to be paid for their work.
Additional costs - We would love to be able to say that everyone can afford to donate all of their time for free, but the truth is that while none of the admin team are being paid for the amount of time they’ve spent on the project, we are hoping to give them a little money towards the time and energy they’ve spent in administration, writing the accompanying booklet, building the website, creating the Kickstarter campaign, as well as paying for the legal fees involved in opening a business.
DISCLAIMER: DUE TO THE LARGE AMOUNT OF GENEROUS ARTISTS WE HAVE A LOT OF PERKS SO PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IMAGES OF THEM ALL!
Newly Added: Custom Avatar Illustrations by ShanaShay - our resident illustrator!
MINI MYSTERY SKETCH REWARD
We decided in the last few days we would open up the Mystery Mini Sketches to not be so mystery anymore, lol. Basically you can now CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT! Here is a selection - but there is a ton more in our mini art album on our facebook: bit.ly/miniartalbum!
We have a total of almost 70 mini sketches donated! These are ORIGINAL mini works of art created by the 78 Tarot Artists DURING OUR KICKSTARTER to celebrate 78 Tarot! (either 2 by 2 square or 2.3 by 3.5 (ACEO SIZE) If anyone wants any of these, just message me with the one you want and add $25 to your pledge. You may buy 3 for 60 as a special offer! These are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. If you have already purchased this message me with which one you want me to reserve for you! I will update it with "RESERVED" when the image is reserved.
If you need any help with this message me - I am chained to the computer for the next 37 hours (with a few naps here and there so I dont die LOL!)
MYSTERY ART BAGS (LIMITED SUPPLY LEFT
Here is a small sneak peak of some of the amazing things our wonderful artists have donated for the Mystery Art Bags! (there are way more than just this!) This is a chance to get roughly $100.00 worth of our artist's goodies for only $30.00 for the Mystery Art Bag Perk
Here is a video of me putting some Mystery Art Bags Together!
THE DECK AND BOOKLET
The Deck & Booklet is our next reward - we have sold out of our first two early bird specials and have added another 50 at $50 each including US shipping. Once these are gone the price will increase so act now! These are still less than our retail price and they come with a PDF poster, shout out, support banner and thank you on our website!
We just added 2 more tiers for you after your requests! Draw One and the Rule of 3! Both of these can be perks or add-ons - and they are actual cards from the deck and their corresponding page from our booklet - mailed to your door!
Have you already pledged and want to add this awesome perk to your current tier level? NO PROBLEM! Just add the amount to your reward and shoot me a message! If you need help we are more than happy to help!
We also have a Gift pack where you get 3 decks and booklets for only $111.00 - perfect for gifting! We do plan on shipping these decks before the holidays so they will make great gifts!
The next set of rewards are donated by our artists in the form of Limited Edition Hand Embellished Prints. All of these artist packages you see come with a one of a kind custom tuck box celebrating the art of their card. These will not be sold outside the Kickstarter so here is your chance to own a collectors piece from your favorite artist! Don't see your favorite artist offering a deal? Message us and chances are we can make it happen!
We have the following packages still available:
The Lovers package featuring a 13 by 19 inch print of The Lovers by Delphine Levesque Demers. There are only 3 of each print EVER made at this size. They come with a gorgeous one of a kind box featuring the art and are signed and dated by Delphine herself. (1/3 left)
Meredith wrote about her creation of the card on her blog. Here are some images of the card creation.
The last package was donated by Deanna Davoli - a fantasy painter. She created the 5 of swords card. This package comes with the custom box (only 1 ever made) (1/1 left)
SOME OF OUR ARTISTS GRACIOUSLY DONATED THEIR ORIGINAL ARTWORK TO FUND THE PUBLISHING OF THE DECK. Like the Limited Edition Prints, these too come with a custom tuck box featuring their artwork.
We have the following originals left
Comic book artist James Priest from the UK, created the Knight of Cups. You can see more of this card and read about his artistic process on his 78 Tarot Portfolio Page.
SIZE: 8.5 x 11 inches. MEDIUM: Bristol board, indian ink, ink wash, assorted pencils.
Artist Regan Kubecek created the Nine of Swords. You can see more of this card and read about his artistic process on her 78 Tarot Portfolio Page.
SIZE: 9 x 5.5 inches MEDIUM: Ink markers, art liners and metallic inks on 280gsm watercolour paper. Artwork is signed on front and signed and dated on the back, and also has an authenticity certificate.
The Magician by Larry Elmore
The Tower by Luca Federici Carey
The Hermit by Seamo Seamonster
If you want to see the whole beautiful deck, please visit the deck page on our website.
Megan Hudson Buccere (pronounced bus era) is a painter, ceramicist, and teacher. Originally from Murfreesboro, Tennesee, Buccere moved to Louisiana as a teenager where she pursued her love of art. She attended Louisiana State University, holds a BS in Art Education, and has taught advanced and talented high school art for the past 14 years. . Buccere’s work is heavily influenced by pop art of the 1960's and the juxtaposition of fantasy and reality seen in surrealist works. Buccere's painting style has evolved over the past 14 years to into one that now features coincidental, accidental, and unexpected connections. Again and again, Buccere leaves us orphaned with a mix of conflicting feelings and thoughts. She often creates works that are both beautiful and visually unsettling.
Extra Decks: +$45 for each additional 78 Tarot deck (plus $5.00 US shipping & $10.00 International)
Mystery Art Bags (limited supply) +$30 for each add-on Mystery Art Bag (plus $5.00 US shipping & $10.00 International) (5/30 left)
Draw One +$11 for each Draw One perk. This is where a single card is drawn for your fortune and mailed to you along with the meaning taken straight from a page of our booklet. (free US shipping and plus $3.00 international shipping)
Rule of 3 +$22 for each Draw One perk. This is where 3 cards are drawn for your fortune (past present future) and mailed to you along with the meanings taken straight from pages of our booklet. (free US shipping and plus $3.00 international shipping)
Mystery Sketch +$25 for each add-on Mystery Sketch (plus $3.00 international shipping) (7/10 left)
And if we hit 22k we will announce our $30k stretch goal (thats just insanity to think about! But we have a lot of great ideas!!!)
Risks and challenges
At this point, we consider that the major challenges have been completed - we've put together a kick-ass admin team who have worked far harder than anyone considered necessary at the start of this project. We have put together an amazing team of artists, who have in turn created some astonishingly beautiful artworks for this deck.
Now, we want to create the best deck that we can, to do our artists’ work justice. To do that, we need to buy in bulk from a high quality printer, so we need the printing costs covered. And while we’d love to say we have a wealthy investor, or that we suddenly found that money under the sofa, we can’t. So we decided to use Kickstarter, and put the fate of our project into your hands. Which is terrifying...we only hope you love this project, and our artists, as much as we do.
There are always possibilities of delays – delays with money coming in so that we can place orders, with communication, with shipping delays, or with other delays we've not even considered. But we have reduced these where possible, ordering print samples to check quality and using proven companies for the printing of both our tarot deck and of the perks/add ons we’re offering. We've verified that we're receiving the best products at competitive pricing.
We aim to have these printed and shipped BEFORE December 15th 2014, so you may choose to give these as holiday gifts for your friend or loved one that loves tarot! Since everything is ready to go, and we have already received a sample, it's just a matter of ordering the deck and shipping them out!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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