The Dark Exact is the shop of Coleman Stevenson, a Portland, Oregon based artist.
The Dark Exact Tarot, $38
I dig her style, and am itching to add her Tarot to the collection. The shop has a few different augury kits, plus scents, and other odds and ends.
Pin Divination Set, $22
And how cool is a matchbox ritual kit? That’s a stocking stuffer for all your witchy friends.
Ritual Kit, $10
The Floriography Tarot by Ana Linares is inspired by the Victorian language of flowers.
I don’t normally go in for collage, but these are elegantly designed. Definitely on my wish list.
The Fox Tarot is an absolutely gorgeous black and white deck by Taylor Haigh.
Origami creatures grace designs that are based on both the traditional Rider Waite tarot and astrology.
You can also get this wonderful Cat Mat to use with your deck.
Unrelated to the Fox Tarot, here’s a bonus link: How these queer artists are reinventing tarot cards.
The beautiful Dark Moon Damsel cards are by Lorina Joy of Moths & Scorpions.
These are not traditional tarot cards, so she has a list of meanings at her site.
The Wooden Tarot is not made of wood. Andrew L. Swartz originally painted them on wood, and thus the name.
Swartz uses images from nature to illustrate his 78-card deck. The style is lovely and warm, contrasting with the darkness of the subject matter.
The Wooden Tarot is one of a trilogy of decks available on Etsy (where you can get a few other goodies) and his website, Skullgarden.
I have always loved the art of the tarot. I used to read when I was younger, and was considered quite accurate. I believe it was much the same as the man who had a reputation for reading palms. A skeptic convinced him to spend one week telling his clients the opposite of what he saw in the lines. He found that he was just as accurate. Woo notwithstanding, I am still enchanted with the idea of 78 little paintings, guided (or often not) by a traditional framework of ideas.
James R. Eads actually has two lovely tarot decks out, Prisma Visions and Light Visions. Both were funded via Kickstarter, and you can see more of the cards at the campaign pages. The paintings for the cards were done on a large scale, so the finished project is full of exquisite detail. The lower arcana are borderless, as they flow together.
I wanted to do one big art tarot post, but, like dolls, I ended up with too much stuff. So I’ll be posting decks that are on my wishlist from time to time.