Llewellyn's Classic Tarot
Llewellyn's Classic Tarot is a very readable fresh take on the Rider-Waite symbolism. It's been re-illustrated in a colourful, vivid and approachable style by Eugene Smith, where each card appears in a sharper focus and closer to real life than in the traditional deck.
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Llewellyn 2014
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Llewellyn's Classic Tarot review by Kate Hill
One of my favourite aspects of tarot is how the familiar symbolism can be constantly re-imagined, re-illustrated and re-interpreted. In Llewellyn’s Classic Tarot, the publishing house Llewellyn and American artist Eugene Smith have taken the classic Rider-Waite symbolism and made it more immediate, more atmospheric and more approachable.
Going through the deck, my first impression is that characters in each card feel closer to us as the reader, and the lack of borders gives each card a more spacious and less cramped feel. Rather than the sometimes theatrical feeling of the Rider-Waite, where scenes can give the impression of being performed, in this deck we feel like we’re simply observing the scene as it takes place.
I especially like the use of colour and weather appropria... read more reviews.
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More About These CardsName: Llewellyn's Classic Tarot
Creators: Barbara Moore, Eugene Smith
Publisher: Llewellyn 2014
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Suits: Swords, Wands, Cups, Pentacles
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8
Justice is 11
Card Size: 2.76 x 4.61 in. = 7.00cm x 11.70cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Repeating diagonal grid pattern of red roses and white lilies.
Companion Material: 240-page companion book by Barbara Moore.