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.
This is the third (and current) edition of the deck that premiered in the 2018 new year. The new edition features borderless artwork on the cards and we’ve added a little extra tinting to make the artwork a pinch more vibrant. A Happy Squirrel card has been added to the deck because… Happy Squirrel!! We’ve also created new packaging and color themes for this edition. Some of the current changes have come from requests to remove the blank borders from previous editions, and we’re happy to oblige. Though please note: We’ll keep previous bordered versions available for those with preferences for such.
PURCHASE: The Isidore Tarot is currently taking its first pre-orders from Jan 24rd to Feb 24rd. Please follow links above for more info.