This Manga Tarot is a a deck connected with the Eastern imagination, as illustrated in the comics known as manga. It has attractive artwork which is in the manga/anime style (but not exaggeratedly so), and the symbolism is fairly recognisable. There is one significant change however - cards that traditionally showed a man now show a woman, and vice versa.
With Chronos Lotrék set himself the challenge to design and print a deck within just 25 days. The limited run of 220 numbered decks is printed on 2-color pearlescent stock and features gold foil on the back of all cards and a unique tuck case. Melania Damianou has used watercolor and other mixed media techniques to give an aged look to the tucks. As a result, each and every tuck case is different.
This self-published medieval styled deck consists of 54 cards including two naughty Jokers, from Patrick Velenza (Deviant Moon) in a style similar to his well received 2008 tarot deck Deviant Moon. Per direct update from the artist, just 500 were printed (original plan as mentioned via twitter of 777 was reduced in actual printing). Patrick was also known to include 2 randomly selected transformation cards (out of a confirmed 28 available) which he created that have the same back as the deck with each order. The deck came shrinkwrapped with the seal on the shrinkwrap with any bonus transformation cards added outside of the tuck in the shipment packaging.
This series celebrates the beauty of Moroccan architecture and the origins around it. Because they were unable to create art with the human figure (sculptures and paintings), they celebrated their art by embracing complex and intricate geometry. These patterns were a way of expressing themselves and is what built the culture into what it is today. Throughout the following decks you’ll see multiple examples of different types of plaster and zellij pattern work, including a custom-made discovery pattern for the faces and courts.