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Fairy Lights Tarot

This post was written by Barbara Moore
on May 22, 2013 | Comments (1)

The Fairy Lights Tarot was created in an interesting way. The artist made paintings that were scenes containing two cards. The scenes were then split to create the two separate cards. The designer says that because of this method of creation, there are special ties or resonances between the split cards. They were painted in pairs that we might not automatically think of as natural pairs, so we are encouraged to push our thinking about the cards beyond our normal bounds.

Here are some of the original images and the resulting cards.

PLEASE NOTE: the cards used here do NOT show the final card design. They were preliminary designs and I used them because those were the scans I was provided. The final cards look like this (note the curved borders and—HURRAY—lack of multiple languages!):

sample

 

High Priestess and 7 of Wands

la papessa

 

Tarocchi delle Luci Fatate:Layout 1Tarocchi delle Luci Fatate:Layout 1

Lovers and 10 of Cups

gli innamorati

Tarocchi delle Luci Fatate:Layout 1Tarocchi delle Luci Fatate:Layout 1

 

Page of Cups and Queen of Swords

fante e orso

Tarocchi delle Luci Fatate:Layout 1Tarocchi delle Luci Fatate:Layout 1

Knight of Cups and Knight of Pentacles

cavalieri coppe e denari

Tarocchi delle Luci Fatate:Layout 1Tarocchi delle Luci Fatate:Layout 1

The Tower and 4 of Pentacles

la torre

Tarocchi delle Luci Fatate:Layout 1Tarocchi delle Luci Fatate:Layout 1

5 of Cups and 10 of Swords

semi neri e bianchi

Tarocchi delle Luci Fatate:Layout 1Tarocchi delle Luci Fatate:Layout 1

Reader Comments

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Written By Courtney Weber
on May 23rd, 2013 @ 10:42 am

Wow…I love this! Did the artist(s) have in mind the specific cards they would paint together?

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