Decks Published by Fournier
The Alchemy 1977 England Tarot is a darker tarot with a horror edge. Many of the scenes on the majors feature grinning skeletons, while the court have a dark fantasy feel. The minor arcana don't have scenes, but the suit elements are decorated to fit the theme.
The Tarot de los Angeles is a Spanish-published deck, with 78 cards and an unusual structure relating to the groups of angels, archangels, faeries, gnomes and seraphim.
Anne Stokes Gothic Tarot is a 78-card deck from the same artist as the Necronomicon Tarot. The cards are filled with a dark fantasy mix of dragons, unicorns, skulls, vampires and bats. The minor arcana cards just show arranged suit elements, rather than illustrated scenes.
The Anne Stokes Legends Tarot is a 78-card tarot deck with illustrations chosen from the work of the prolific fantasy artist of the same name. The deck is very pretty in a sleek romantic medieval style, but only loosely linked with tarot symbolism. The minor arcana are also pip cards instead of being fully-illustrated scenes.
An interesting insight into the Basque people who live in mountainous Northern Spain. The text of the Basque Mythical Tarot is printed in three languages - Spanish, English and the Basque.
The Black Tarot is a dark gothic fantasy deck by comic book artist Luis Royo. It is meant to be used for exploring the darker side of the psyche. Now also available in a fully-illustrated version as the Royo Dark Tarot.
The Braille Spanish Tarot is a deck for the vision-impaired, that has raised Braille lettering as well as titles in English and Spanish. The images are the same as the Spanish Tarot, from an eighteenth century Italian Tarot.
The Cruel Thing Tarot is a darkly elegant gothic tarot deck, printed entirely in black, white and red. The minors aren't fully scenic but have more interest than plain pips.
The Egyptian Tarot from Fournier is yet another of the many Ancient Egyptian-theme tarot decks, but is more attractive than most. The traditional-looking art is illustrated in muted watercolour, and the cards are titled in English and Spanish. It's not strictly a tarot; the minor cards are just numbered 23 - 78 and aren't placed in suits.
The Favole Tarot features gothic art by Spanish illustrator, Victoria Frances. The cards are dark and romantic but somewhat depressing - even the Sun card has a feeling of bleakness. While the deck has lushly illustrated majors, it follows the European tradition in the minors and has repetitive pip cards instead of tarot scenes.
A wholly Spanish deck in design and origin, El Gran Tarot Esoterico has somewhat crude scenes on white backgrounds. The card titles are also in Spanish.
The I Ching Dead Moon has 64 cards, illustrated by artist Luis Royo. The cards are darkly atmospheric, with the I Ching hexagrams inset at the base of each card. There are also 15 instruction cards included with the deck, explaining the I Ching and the hexagram meanings.
The Labyrinth Tarot is an art deck from Luis Royo, creator of the Black Tarot. The major arcana are finely detailed monochromatic art pieces, while the minor arcana suits of Wands, Pentacles, Cups and Spades are decorated pip cards.
The Spanish Tarot is a bilingual Tarot deck titled in Spanish and English. The 78 cards are a reproduction of an eighteenth century Liguria-Piedmontese woodcut deck.
The Fournier-published Tarot de Marseille sticks fairly closely to the traditional symbolism but uses much more blended, rich, flowing colour than the early woodcuts. The background colours are also a modern addition.
The Tarot de Pumariega is a Spanish Tarot deck of 78 cards that has an abstract, violently colourful, and humorous style. The cards remind me in artistic style of the Sakki-Sakki Tarot.
The Tarot Familiars is a 78-card deck of animals in magical settings, by wildlife artist Lisa Parker. The major arcana and court cards well characterise each animal, though sadly the minor arcana cards are unillustrated pip cards.
The Tarot Genovese reproduces a gaming tarot deck from the late nineteenth century. The cards look similar to the Soprafino Tarot but are double-ended, similar to playing cards.
The Tarot Magow - Tarot of the Magi - is an English and Polish titled Fournier republication of a Polish deck. Its imagery is esoteric and has the strong thickness of pastels.
A section of each card in the Tarot Numerologico is devoted to large astrological, numerological and alchemical symbols. Below is a tarot scene of vibrantly coloured Marseilles-style art, surrounded by a thick white border. Titles are in Spanish, French and English.
The Tartessus Tarot is inspired by the pre-Roman Tartessic culture of the Iberian peninsula, with artwork based upon archeological remains discovered in the area.
The XIII Tarot is very literally a dark deck; illustrated in greys and blacks with highlights in red. The artwork on the major arcana is a little gothic and a little Giger-esque, while the minor arcana have simple arranged pips without scenes.