About this project
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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:
Amy E.S. Lanteigne
Ana Veronica Guevara
Corina St. Martin
Judy C Riggenbach
Julia L Singh
Kara M DeCarlo
Katelan V. Foisy
Laura Tempest Zakroff
Linda Paúla Marcos
Madeline Carol Matz
Nathan Novak Paulina Cassidy
Philip Harris Illustration
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.
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