The Oriens Tarot is an animal themed deck that is available for pre-order at Kickstarter. 10% of the funds raised for the project will be denoted to rain forest preservation.
Each card in The Oriens Tarot Deck is designed with rich symbolism and innate intuitiveness in mind. Every animal is meticulously selected through thoughtful research and analysis for their metaphoric significance. The deck also references the Rider-Waite tarot deck and its influence is prevalent across the cards.
Here is a new tarot deck that is currently being funded by Kickstarter. If you are a fan of the famous Rider-Waite-Smith tarot like most of us are, this is very intriguing. Focused on the faces and the main messages of the original drawings of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, each card should give you a new perspective on Pamela Colman Smith’s marvelous drawings. Basically, it looks like the images are zoomed in to focus on the character’s faces. Here are a couple of examples:
The artist and creator of this deck is Lily Stone who also created The Pixie Tarot and The Stone Marseilles Tarot. Apparently she named this new deck Pixie’s People because Pamela Coleman Smith (the Smith in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck) was nicknamed Pixie. That is news to me, I never knew that before. Anyhow, you can support her Kickstarter campaign and pre-order your deck here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lilystone/the-tarot-of-pixies-people
Brighton, UK-based illustrator Sophy Hollington creates stunning relief prints using the process of lino-cutting. Inspired by folklore and alchemical symbolism, her work is a blend of modern and vintage aesthetics.
Collaborating with writer David Keenan, she designed a 30 card tarot deck. Her illustrations accompanied Keenan’s experimental novella, To Run Wild In It, which was loosely structured around the cards of a tarot deck, with each chapter being named after one. Hollington used these chapters as a genesis for the artwork of their namesake card, with the result being the Autonomic Tarot.