The 78 - Tarot Deck #1
The 78 - Tarot Deck #1
'The 78' is a fully illustrated water colour Tarot deck from fine artist, writer and Tarot reader, Scotty Roberts.
'The 78' is a fully illustrated water colour Tarot deck from fine artist, writer and Tarot reader, Scotty Roberts. Read more
The 78 Tarot deck, complete with richly illustrated cards and gold-gilt edges, a 125-page guidebook and two-piece hard box, is the embodiment of my thirty years experience as a Tarot reader, illustrator, designer and advertising creative.
The Tarot is a compendium of humanity's omnipresent hopes, fears, and dreams, and a tarot deck should feel as if it is a companioned constant to our human nature. The figures, styling, and clothing I have designed and illustrated are to be familiar in essence, blending the known with the unknown, unable to be placed in any specific time or place, though I have incorporated elements of Egyptology, hermetics, esoterics, and Celtic heritage as elements that continually arise in our collective consciousness.
For many years I have had, brewing on my mental and emotional back burner, the idea of creating my own Tarot deck, despite the fact that there are a plethora of different decks already available to those who read the cards, or would like to learn more about them.
Over my three decades of reading the cards for people, I have developed my own sense for interpretation and symbolism found in the cards - and as an illustrator, I have developed my own, unique vision, blended with some of the traditional imagery of the Tarot.
Core to the concept of The 78 is exceptional and unparalleled quality, both in creative imagery as well as physical construction and manufacture, reaching for the highest standards in build quality and execution. Where the artwork speaks to the timeless element of humanity, the deck, itself, will stand up to the rigors of everyday use.
The 78 Tarot is deep in the creative stages, and I am coming to you, here on KickStarter, to help fund the production and publication of the deck and accompanying guidebook, which I have targeted for a Spring 2018 release.
This is a video from my FaceBook LIVE STREAM, in which I talk about the deck and work on an illustration live...
Risks and challenges
One of the primary elements in creating something new where there have been centuries of materials already in existence, is to identify the NEED and DESIRE for that "something else."
I have found that my creative illustration career has blended well with my knowledge of the Tarot to create something worthwhile and exciting - especially for the many Tarotists who have expressed an interest in my new deck.
It has been said that a Tarot deck will "call out to a person." Well, this deck has called to me from the mystical muse hidden deep in my psyche, and the greatest potential risk of all for anyone involved, is that The 78 Tarot will call only as that personal, still small voice to me alone.
But while that is the unforeseeable risk, I have a very well entrenched belief that this will simply not be so, and the deck will call out to many.
All that and a good marketing plan will help achieve the reach for The 78 Tarot.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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