by Amy Zerner, Monte Farber, St Martins Press. 1990.
Majors are set with elaborate borders, creating a central space for the image, somewhat in the style of the borders used in medieval Books of Hours. The Minors have a outer linear border in purple, Swords in blue, Hearts in magenta, Pentacles in green, Wands in reddish orange.
Many of the figures are not realised in fabric but are collaged on top of the backgrounds.
Later reissued as the Zerner-Farber Tarot in 1997.
78 cards 118x80mm. With 184 page hardback book.
by Fiona Carruth, self-published 2014.
This deck was created by Fiona Carruth, a professional Tarot card reader, therapist, artist and writer based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Supplied with a graphic novel.
22 cards, Majors only tarot. 140x89mm.
by Kay Smith, Russell Grant, Virgin Publishing, 1998.
Non standard tarot, but with conventional Major arcana. Russell Grant's Astrology Club Tarot (Majors only) was published in 1999 in connection with Russell's live telephone readings service.
The 64-card version was published in 1998 by Virgin Publishing which included additional astrological cards. A book about the cards was also published by David Westnedge Ltd in 1992, and Virgin Publishing in 1998.
64 cards 111x60mm.
64 cards in total - 22 Major Arcana + 4 aces + 12 signs + 14 planetary associations + 12 Chinese zodiac animals
Jonathan Dee Tarot
by Shirley Barker, Jonathan Dee, 1996.
As a mass market deck this can be found included with a number of books to form tarot sets for beginners. Barnes and Noble originated one version but other publishers have used this deck in much the same way. Much reproduced in different editions.
This probably originated as sketches on scraperboard, then reworked (possibly photocopied and pasted onto board) and finally coloured with some water based pigments.
78 cards 120x70mm.
by Giovanni Caselli, Juliet Sharman-Burke, Connections Book Publishing, 2005.
Originally published as The Beginners' Guide to Tarot by Connections Book Publishing in 2001.
78 cards 120x71mm.
by Modeleffects, Asktheanswer, 2006.
Simple clean images, which do not attempt to copy traditional images. 78 cards 120x70mm.
by Rhiannon Faulkner, Natalie Rorie, 2008.
Autobiographical tarot consisting of photographs of Rhiannon Faulkner, her family and places important to her. Sadly, after these photographs were taken her husband died of pancreatic cancer and Rhiannon Faulkner devised this tarot deck as a memorial to him and also as a way of raising funds for a cancer Charity.
78 cards 120x70mm.
R.G. Richard Gardner Tarot
The R.G. Tarot or Richard Gardner Tarot is based on the Insight Institute tarot issued around 1948.
The Insight Institute reworked images printed in a book by H.T. Morley 'Old and Curious Playing Cards', 1931. In the section devoted to the Tarot, Morley gives example illustrations of each Trump, sometimes more than one. Every one of the Trump designs used for the Institute deck. These were coloured with process colour.
Rigel Press issued a strongly coloured version in 1970.
The RG (Richard Gardner) tarot was issued in 1974 with more subtle colouring.
78 cards 108x60mm.
Eroteme Fashion Tarot
by Oleg Mitrofanov, 2011.
This is conceived of as biannual publication of a tarot deck, which "aims to expand the borders of fashion by introducing style, beauty and decadence into specific and often forgotten branches of creative arts". This first issue uses the theme of opera. Each of the photographs of models posing in wonderful costumes, often with stage like makeup, are collaged with other graphic elements to present a tableaux related to a scene from a classic opera which in turn reflects the tarot imagery. It is quite a tour de force.
Each of the Majors and Courts are associated with a character from an Opera. Thus, The Fool is Papageno, High Priestess is Norma, Justice relates to Turandot.
The models are posed in tableaux presenting the character from an opera. The photography is by Markus Nylaander.
The plan for the regular publication of tarots did not succeed, and this was their only production.
78 cards 135x80mm. Limited edition of 30 copies. Almost impossible to find.
Butler Tarot (unique copy)
by Chris Butler, Self-Published, 2004.
Chris Butler learned some of his digital skills from Ciro Marchetti, the award winning illustrator and creator of the best selling Gilded Tarot. He has created a number of tarot decks including The Quantum Tarot, the Son Tarot, and Le Millenaire Tarot de Marseilles.
The deck is a revision of the Butler Tarot that was never put into print. After the initial limited edition Chris Butler put out a second version entitled the Inner Landscape Tarot. This was much revised with the aid of a writer who was going to work with him on an accompanying book. The relationship soured, however, and he felt that the deck had been altered too much from his original concept. In December 2005 therefore he spent several weeks working on a third revision, restoring much of the original symbolism but also experimenting with new colour overlay techniques that he had used in other projects. He also replaced the old black borders with white ones and redesigned the title card, the dedication card and the back design.
There was only one copy of this third version ever printed, his own personal copy. He sold it to raise money for a friend and fellow artist who had hit financial difficulties.
Photographs modified using Photoshop and with some collaged elements added.
78 cards 120x70mm. Unique copy.
Celtic Wisdom Tarot
by Olivia Rayner, Caitlin Matthews, Godsfield Press, 1999.
Also published by Destiny Books in the USA in 1999. The Majors are renamed but reflect the traditional tarot ideas. The Soul (The Fool)- The Decider (The Magician) - The Guardian (The High Priestess)- The Shaper (The Empress) - The Keeper (The Emperor)- The Rememberer (The Hierophant)- The Lover (The Lovers) - The Mover (The Chariot) - The Empowerer (Strength) - The Counselor (The Hermit) and so on.
The suits are also renamed to Skill - Wands, Art - Cups, Battle - Swords and Knowledge - Pentacles.
78 cards 140x90mm.
Avalele Street Deck
by Lenka Brazinova aka Avalele, self-published, 2014.
From the box:-
"Lenka Brazinova aka Avalele created this collage tarot deck for everyone who feels like it. It is meant to fit into every pocket, to be read in the streets or wherever you are. It is inspired by traditional tarot decks along with contemporary era. Artworks are collages of my paintings and photographs."
78 cards 90x64mm.
Little Golden Tarot
by Sarah Tracy, Self-published, 2013.
Only the High Priestess and the Hierophant have images of human figures. Sarah Tracy is a healer and artist working under the name 'Saleire'.
22 cards 89x64mm.
Titania's Star Tarot
by Johnson Banks, Titania Hardie, Quadrille Publishing. 2003.
The Titania series of books, deals with popular mass market magic, such as Love Spells, White Magic, Numerology, Fortune cards, and so on.
78 cards 95x65mm.
by Tricia House, Jenny House, 2012.
78 cards 120x65mm.
Alice in Wonderland Playing Cards
by Dominic Murphy 2012.
Set of playing cards, not tarot. Two Jokers. Dominic Murphy is a UK based artist with great inventiveness and skill at drawing. His artwork is often dark and yet full of humour. He is very prolific and has produced a few decks of cards, some on one of his favourite themes of Lewis Carroll's Alice.
54 cards 90x63mm.
by Will Worthington, Mark Ryan and John Matthews, Connections Book Publishing Ltd., 2011.
This tarot derives in part from the Greenwood Tarot of 1996, which Mark Ryan created with the artist Chesca Potter. The designs for this new deck are by Will Worthington, who re-envisions Chesca Potter's images rather than slavishly copying them. The card names are substantially the same as the earlier deck, which renamed the Majors. Thus the Fool is The Wanderer, Magician becomes The Shaman, Priestess The Seer, Empress, The Green Woman and so on. The suits are Arrows, Bows, Vessels and Stones. The idea is of a return to a romanticised shamanism based on a magical encounter with the natural world.
First edition. Cards and paperback book in strong box.
78 cards 120x75mm.
Mystic Meg Tarot
by Caroline Smith, John Bowles. Carlton Books, 1997.
Mystic Meg, Margaret Anne Lake, was one of the UK's most popular astrologers and psychics with columns in the Sun and the News of the World. She also appeared in the National Lottery results programme during the late 1990s.
Some of the Majors are renamed.
0 Fool - Beginning
12 Hanged Man - Self-Sacrifice
13 Death - Changing
15 Devil - Temptation.
78 cards 120x70mm.
Da Vinci Enigma Tarot
by Leonardo da Vinci, Caitlin Matthews, Connections, 2005.
Drawings from Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks. Reproduced drawings of Da Vinci.
Backs of cards form a pattern.
78 cards 118x80mm.
Tiny Bug Tarot
by Peter Wood, Self-published 2005.
Majors-only Tarot deck printed in black and white and then each deck hand-colored by the artist. Each card depicts an insect reflecting the tarot archetype.
The Fool - Praying Mantis
The Magician - Sawfly
The High Priestess - Ladybird
The Empress - Wood Ant Queen
Emperor - Purple Emperor
Hierophant - Mayfly
The Lovers - True Lover's Knot (Moth)
The Chariot - Bee with pollen
Sold as an uncut sheet of A4 paper size, to be cut and trimmed by the user. This has been already cut to size
No 82 of an edition of 100. Signed. Very rare.
22 cards 55x40mm.
Victorian Steampunk Tarot
by Bev Speight, Paul Tilby, Cico books. 2014.
In box with a book.
78 cards 130x80mm.
Animal Wisdom Tarot
by Ola Liola, Dawn Brunke Cico Books, London and New York, 2013.
Each card features an animal set in a tarot context. The majors are renamed but immediately recognisable. Supplied in a strong card box with a paperback book.
In box with a book.
78 cards 131x80mm.
by Jacqui Mair, Jane Struthers, Collins and Brown, 2000.
78 cards 150x100mm. Supplied in a box with a descriptive book.
Art of Tarot
by Emma Garner, Liz Dean, Cico Books. 2001.
78 cards 118x80mm.
Quantum Tarot Prototype
by Chris Butler, Kay Stopforth, 2006.
Prototype for the Quantum deck of Major and Minors.
78 cards 123x79mm.
by Oliver Burston, Jane Lyle, Eddison Sadd Editions, 1992.
Elements from various Old Masters paintings and manuscript illustrations collaged to form the images. The cards are printed very large which helps to present the artwork. Supplied in a folder with a hardbound book and a section for holding the cards.
Standard sized edition of this 1992 deck, revised and augmented with the Minors to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its initial publication. Supplied in a box with a paperback book. Box torn and damaged, but cards and book are perfect.
78 cards 129x72mm.
by Courtney Davis, Helena Paterson, Thorsons (Harper Collins), 1990.
78 cards 120x81mm.
Tarot of Portmeirion (Majors)
by Craig Conley, 2002.
Based on photographs, by Michael Warwick, of Portmeirion village in Gwynedd, North Wales, which was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village. This was used as the location for 'The Prisoner, television series, 1967. Supplied with a 58 page book with illustrations of the full 78 cards.
26 cards 85x65mm. Majors plus four cards for the suits
Three Rabbits Tarot
by Paul Antcliffe, Self-published, 2006.
Created in a low res computer drawing program. Published in a number of different versions.
With paperback book.
78 cards 71x50mm.
Promotional deck issued on the launch of Landrover's Freelander 2 Model at the 2006 British International Motor Show. Card are named. The World, Power, Strength, The Sun, The Wild Card, The Clairvoyant, The Adventure, The Magician, The Style Guru, The Ace, The Hill, and the Test Drive. The cover of the box has a printed postage paid label, suggesting that these were intended to be sent out to people on a mailing list.
The backgrounds use images from Japanese paintings and block prints.
12 cards 140x80mm.