The Isidore Tarot is my baby. I love all of my artistic creations but I absolutely love this deck. It’s a charmed deck and brings me nothing but joy. It’s a collage style based on the Rider Waite Smith tarot. I took J.J. Grandville (one of my favorite artists) illustrations and combined them with vintage Sears & Roebuck catalog illustrations to make new scenes. It’s one of the most bright and whimsical things I’ve ever created and is a bit of a turning point in my style.
You are looking at the second edition of the Isidore Tarot below. The difference between the editions is in the packaging and the companion book design. Currently I’m working towards a third edition of the deck and slowly retiring this edition. The third edition will have a different card back, the addition of a novelty card (the Happy Squirrel card in the form of my Happy Squirrelthulhu), some minor additions to the companion book, and new packaging. I don’t know the time frame for that at the moment.
You can visit my shoppe’s product page for this deck’s availability. Or you can visit all of out Isidore tagged posts at this link.
The Isidore Tarot Deck is an art collage style tarot that uses whimsical vintage illustrations by J.J. Grandville to recreate the symbolism of the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck. Grandville’s characters are turned into new characters with the aid of Victorian era ink illustrations and our shoppe artist’s own pen-work to complete the collages. Each card is given a light color tinting to finish the piece. The idea for the style is based upon Max Ernst’s Une semaine de bonté collection.
Full Deck Packaging Details:
- The cards are printed on 300gsm card-stock.
- Cards have a smooth silk finish w/corner rounding.
- Deck comes in a drawstring pouch & labeled tin for packaging.
- Deck comes with a companion book of basic card meanings.
- This item currently only ships to the U.S.
- Photographs of the full packaging:
You can see more deck details, photos and history
at the deck’s official website here:
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