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Retromodern Tarot


The Retromodern Tarot is a major-arcana-only deck (22 cards rather than the 78 of a full deck) inspired by the classic ad art and children's book illustrations of the 1950s and '60s.

The illustrations are informed by traditional card meanings, esoteric symbolism, mythology, folklore, and occulture. 

As a major-arcana deck, it is meant to be read in the Continental style, using the 22 archetypal cards, rather than the English style, using a full 78-card deck. This increases your chances of getting omnious-sounding cards like Death and The Hanged Man in your readings, instead of boring cards like Four of Cups. Who gets excited about Four of Cups?

Please note this is a 22-card major-arcana deck. As a small deck, it is delivered bound in a plastic band, and not shrink wrapped or boxed. If there is enough demand, I'll produce and upload a printable PDF with cutlines for you to craft your own box.

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February 9th, 2022
This set of major acana cards is exactly what it advertises: it's retro, it's modern, it's colorful, it's dripping with style. If you look at the images and like what you see, that's what you get. I love mine! [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on February 14, 2019.
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