Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A fan-created tarot deck inspired by Amanda Palmer, chanteuse, force of nature, and artiste extraordinaire.
A fan-created tarot deck inspired by Amanda Palmer, chanteuse, force of nature, and artiste extraordinaire.
1,253 backers pledged $70,807 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

The Amanda Palmer Tarot project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$70,807

1,253

(Did you enjoy the video? The song, "Yes, Amanda, Yes" by Molly Robison can be downloaded here for FREE: https://soundcloud.com/mollyrobison/yes-amanda-yes )

For information about the Amanda Palmer Tarot after the kickstarter ends, go to http://www.afptarot.com for updates of the art from the deck and links to all the artists.

Once upon a time in a fan forum, an Amanda Palmer-inspired tarot card appeared. Soon, one card led to another and the deck began to grow. With the help of 78 talented artists and the blessing of Amanda, herself, the deck is finally completed and it is ready for layout and printing!

Each card is created by a different artist; a unique interpretation of the Rider-Waite tarot as seen through the lens of all things Amanda Palmer. This deck is a truly unique and beautiful collection of art from an impressive array of talented creatives and fans! The artists include photographers and illustrators, painters and sculptors working in a dizzying variety of media and techniques.

It is its own tiny, portable art show in a box!

The decks will be printed the traditional tarot size - 2.75" by 4.75" and will come packaged in a custom cardboard tuck box printed by the wonderful folks at Ad Magic, Inc.

update: At the suggestion of one of our most gracious backers, we are adding two new cards to the deck - BLANK CARDS! They will have the deck back and a border on the front but they will be blank so you can, perhaps, get an autograph on one and write a note to your sweetie other, if you are giving the deck as a gift. So it is now an 80 card deck!

The individual decks are priced at $45 which includes shipping within the USA. International pledges, add $15 for shipping.

NOTE: THE DECKS COME IN A CUSTOM CARDBOARD TUCK BOX

Since art is for everyone, any donation of $5 or more will receive a PDF file of a poster that displays the entire deck at a glance - no shuffling!

$80 level Reward: More Deck in a Box limited to 200. Made of a dark cedar with a cleaner design. Includes one Amanda Palmer Tarot deck in a custom tuck box.

also at the $80 level the original Deck in a Box:

The deck in the tuck box will be sent to you in a custom made cedar box with the deck back design laser-etched into the box lid. This box is handcrafted by etsy artisan, Deborah Ross aka AlaskaLaserMaid, especially for this kickstarter campaign. This reward is limited to 100, 1 box per backer

The printing of this deck is limited to the number of decks backed in this kickstarter campaign. 

No more decks will be printed once the campaign ends.

The amazing artists contributing their talents to the deck:

Alex Ghosn
Alexa Dunham
Aly Fell
Amarantha Bissell
Amélie Marandet
Amy E.S. Lanteigne
Ana Veronica Guevara
Ashleigh Haddad
Audrey Bishop
Barbara Bëër
Ben Beaty
Ben Naylor
Bobby Jean
Bradeb Nesin
Carly Mazur
Carly Susman
Chris Lowrance
Christina Hess
Christopher Titus
Clark Huggins
Corina St. Martin
Cyrrise Locke
David Ayllon
David McQuillan
Drew Rausch
Faunalia
galen dara
Georgia Kristoffersen
Grant Cooley
Heather Rose
heathernoye
jakeStephens
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Jason Cheeseman-Meyer
Jerem Morrow
Jess King
JessyLou D'Aprile
JM Tolman
Judy C Riggenbach
Julia L Singh
KAMBRIEL
Kara M DeCarlo
Kate Conover
Katelan V. Foisy
Kelsie Gygi
Kinlyside
Kirsten Brown
Kristina Carroll
Kyle Cassidy
Lani Irving
Laura Tempest Zakroff
Linda Paúla Marcos
Lisa Tagliaferri
Lucy Coombs
Madeline Carol Matz
Marc Scheff
Mark Readhead
Mary Walsh
Melissa Dowell
Meredith Thompson
Molly Crabapple
Nathan Novak                                                                                                    Paulina Cassidy
Philip Harris Illustration
Raliel
Rebecca Kate
Reynardin
Sarah Richardson
Sean Archer
Shannon Saar
Sylvia K
Tania Rodriguez
Tim Kress
Tim Youster
Tina W
Trixy Grace
Walter Sickert
Zelda Devon

note: the Amanda Palmer Deck contains artistic nudity.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge of this project has already been accomplished! 78 artists have completed 78 beautiful, unique interpretations of the tarot! But that challenge has been met and the art is all ready to go. The vendors who will be printing up the deck and making the limit edition cedar boxes have already been lined up and are ready to go.

Here is where you come in, the $15,000 to get the deck printed. The cards are larger than a regular playing card deck and there are more cards - 78 instead of 52 - making this a more customized item. To get these decks printed, a minimum number of decks have to be ordered and $15,000 is the magic break even point that covers everything to get these decks produced: the cost of getting the deck printed and shipped to us, the cost of the custom cedar boxes, the packaging and shipping to you, the kickstarter and amazon fees and taxes and providing a small royalty paid to the artists who created all the gorgeous art for the deck.

Once the funding goal is reached, the work of setting up files to print the cards will commence and we will send this out to print the minute we receive the funding payments. This means the quicker the funding goal is reached, the quicker we can start getting to work on the layout of the files to be sent to the printer.

Thank you for taking the time to check out the project!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

  • The $15 3-card reward and $25 5-card rewards are not going to be offered as add-ons.
    These rewards were created especially for fans that don't have the extra funds and can't afford the full deck. People with deep pockets can afford special things because they have the cash to spare. These rewards are designed specifically for those getting by on less but with hearts just as big. The exclusive designs for the envelopes and postage are a thank you to them for their support because even if you don't have the cash, you still are special.
    But do not fret, we will be adding stretch goals for all the levels $45 and above so you will be getting extra swag as the campaign total grows!

    Last updated:
  • Unfortunately, no more of those boxes will be offered. They were limited to 100.
    I am sorry you missed out. A lot of people did because they went so quickly!
    They are artisan made so there really is a limit to the number that can be produced in a certain amount of time.
    There is a second edition box, in dark cedar with a different design, limited to 200 boxes at the same reward level, $80.
    Remember, you can change your reward at any time during the campaign if you prefer a new reward level that got added.

    Last updated:
  • What extra money?
    I understand it looks like a huge pot of cash. It is a lot of money!
    Whether you are a creator or a backer, it is important to keep in mind that a percentage of every dollar pledged is already spoken for. About 10 percent in fees goes to Kickstarter and Amazon for hosting and processing credit card payments. About another 35 percent goes to taxes. The IRS considers the money raised to be income going to the creator. Additionally, in this campaign, a percentage of the total funds received is paid to the artists as a royalty. At this point, more than half the money pledged is gone.
    Then there is the shipping. This is a huge portion of the expenses, and much larger than most creators expect. Domestic shipping may be included in all the rewards, but it isn't free to us. Packaging and labels cost. Ink to print the labels cost. Postage rates have gone up in the last few months. There are also costs in administrating the business and legal end of things and creating the kickstarter campaign itself that seem to creep in.
    Everything offered in this kickstarter camapign is being paid for, nothing is being donated. You get an original piece of art or a cedar box, the artist is getting paid.
    All these expenses haven't even touched on the actual cost of manufacturing and getting the decks shipped to us.
    The goal was to get this deck printed and offer it for a reasonable amount. And with your help, we've managed to do that!

    Last updated:

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    The Ace. Access to the campaign blog and our eternal thanks with wishes for a bountiful prospects!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    20 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A Fin. Our thanks, access to the campaign blog and a copy of the PDF poster displaying the entire deck of 78 cards at a glance - no shuffling!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    79 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    The Power of Three. Access to the campaign blog and a copy of the PDF poster displaying the entire deck of 78 cards, (3) three random cards sent to you in an envelope especially designed for this kickstarter and custom Amanda Palmer tarot postage with our appreciation!.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    50 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Feeling Flush. Access to the campaign blog and a copy of the PDF poster displaying the entire deck of 78 cards, (5) five random cards - with at least ONE MAJOR ARCANA card guaranteed - and sent to you in an envelope especially designed for this kickstarter and custom Amanda Palmer tarot postage, gratefully with our thanks!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    17 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    The Deck. Access to the campaign blog and a copy of the PDF poster displaying the entire deck of 78 cards, a complete tarot deck containing all 78 cards of the Major and Minor Arcana sent to you with thanks and wishes for a joyous life!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    677 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    2 Decks. Access to the campaign blog and a copy of the PDF poster displaying the entire deck of 78 cards, a complete tarot deck containing all 78 cards of the Major and Minor Arcana sent to you with thanks and double blessings!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    92 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    Deck in a Box. Access to the campaign blog and a copy of the PDF poster displaying the entire deck of 78 cards, a complete tarot deck containing all 78 cards of the Major and Minor Arcana and a custom cedar box with the deck back design etched into the top, sent to you with our gratitude and hopes for your your good fortune!
    Limit one per backer.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    More Deck in a Box. Access to the campaign blog and a copy of the PDF poster displaying the entire deck of 78 cards, a complete tarot deck containing all 78 cards of the Major and Minor Arcana and a limited edition custom dark cedar box with the AFP medallion design etched into the top, sent to you with our gratitude and hopes for your your good fortune! Limit one per backer.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 200 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    4 Decks. Access to the campaign blog and a copy of the PDF poster displaying the entire deck of 78 cards, a complete tarot deck containing all 78 cards of the Major and Minor Arcana sent to you with thanks and good fortune!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    12 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $225 or more About $225

    6 Decks. Access to the campaign blog and a copy of the PDF poster displaying the entire deck of 78 cards, a complete tarot deck containing all 78 cards of the Major and Minor Arcana sent to you with thanks and wishes for a joyous life!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    8 Decks. Access to the campaign blog and a copy of the PDF poster displaying the entire deck of 78 cards, a complete tarot deck containing all 78 cards of the Major and Minor Arcana sent to you with thanks and wishes for many years of good fortune!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    10 Decks. Access to the campaign blog and a copy of the PDF poster displaying the entire deck of 78 cards, a complete tarot deck containing all 78 cards of the Major and Minor Arcana sent to you with thanks and wishes for a decades of bliss!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Original art - Strength by Jason Cheeseman-Meyer. This package includes an Amanda Palmer Tarot deck, an artist edition cedar box - the design of the first edition box in the dark cedar of the second edition box, and the original piece of art shipped separately to you directly from the artist.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,200 or more About $1,200

    Original art - Knight of Cups by Madeline Carol Matz. This package includes an Amanda Palmer Tarot deck, an artist edition cedar box - the design of the first edition box in the dark cedar of the second edition box, and the original piece of art shipped separately to you directly from the artist.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,300 or more About $1,300

    Original art - The Hierophant by Katelan V. Foisy . This package includes an Amanda Palmer Tarot deck, an artist edition cedar box - the design of the first edition box in the dark cedar of the second edition box, and the original piece of art shipped separately to you directly from the artist.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge $2,750 or more About $2,750

    Original art - The World by Grant Cooley. This package includes an Amanda Palmer Tarot deck, an artist edition cedar box - the design of the first edition box in the dark cedar of the second edition box, and the original piece of art shipped separately to you directly from the artist.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (29 days)