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A new tarot deck based on the Marseilles Tarot of Nicolas Conver, circa 1760, reimagined with new depth, color and texture.
A new tarot deck based on the Marseilles Tarot of Nicolas Conver, circa 1760, reimagined with new depth, color and texture.
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The Stone Marseilles Tarot

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After collecting tarot for more than 40 years I started developing my own decks. This is my second, a Marseilles deck inspired by the beautiful artwork of Nicholas Convers in 1760. He was much affected by the printing processes of his time, and I sought to break the bounds of his technology, applying new color, depth and texture to his wonderful work.

There are two parts to the first release of 500 copies: A numbered, unsigned limited edition of 450, and a signed, numbered limited edition of 50.

The artwork is now complete, and may be viewed at  The Stone Marseilles Majors and other pages found on my website under My Tarot Art. (You may also view my other two decks there, The Pixie Tarot and Tarot of Pixie's People.) 

Risks and challenges

I have a bid from Ivy Feng of Shenzhen XM Playing Cards Co, Ltd, of about $3500 to print 500 copies, in a lovely little hard box with a magnetic closure. The cards are 66x120mm (2.6x4.8in) and will be on 350GSM card stock. We still have a few other details to work out, but this seems possible to do. The dark background color presents a risk, and my inexperience with the printing process will make it more challenging to overcome, but Ivy has worked before with newcomers and as a former Project Manager in a major online publishing corporation I have confidence I can solve each problem as it arises.

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