Tarot of the Human Experience
In 2012, I began a joint venture with Black Unykorn Tarot & Astrology to create a modern tarot deck using black & white photographs.
Along with astrologer and tarot card reader Philip Young, PhD., we asked and answered the following question: “What would a tarot deck look like if, first and foremost, it was designed to be a spiritual and psychological tool, not a card game?”
The Tarot of the Human Experience uses modern black and white photography to capture archetypal situations that are common to our human experience.
This deck 98 card deck is a modern conceptualization centered on the core elements of classic tarot design: 22 major themes of human life (e.g., The Fool’s Journey), 4 suits related to the 4 elements, and 16 aspects of personality found in the court cards of the minor arcana).
The deck is visually accessible and ready to pick up and use for those new to tarot. It is also designed with a scholarly underpinning that can engage professional counselors and people interested in complex systems of thought.
The Tarot of the Human Experience is printed on card stock that is equivalent to playing cards. Each card measures 2 3/4 inches by 4 1/4 inches, which makes the deck very easy to shuffle and hold.
I managed the creative production of this project from start to finish: brainstorming themes, site planning, scheduling models, photography, videography, editing, brand design and printer relations.
It was self published last year and is being sold nation wide.