New Century Tarot
A Rider-Waite style Tarot, these reworked cards are artistically unusual and coloured with rich, strong hues. The artwork of the New Century Tarot is very striking, particularly in the the major arcana.
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Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - US Games 2003
New Century Tarot review by Solandia
The New Century Tarot is a striking Tarot deck from US Games Systems, created by German artist and architect Rolf Eichelman, who began to develop his cards in 1989. According to the companion booklet, he received inspiration from a present from his wife - Stuart Kaplan's book, Tarot Classic - and began on the major arcana cards while on holiday. More than ten years later, in 2002, he created the fifty-six cards of the minor arcana and completed the full deck.
Eichelmann's art in the New Century Tarot definitely has impact, with its distinctive, original style and consistent use of strong colour. It is peopled with bold and compelling figures, set in natural landscapes sombre, but majestic. All cards have a patterned tapestry-like backdrop running down the centre behind the main f...
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Name: New Century Tarot
Publisher: US Games 2003
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes With Suit Symbols
Suits: Cups, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
Card Titles: Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor,
Hierophant, Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Wheel of
Fortune, Justice, Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil,
Tower, Star, Moon, Sun, Judgment, World
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8
Justice is 11
Card Size: 3.23 x 4.37 in. = 8.20cm x 11.10cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Works as though reversible
Back Design: Whimsical abstract line design in red and blue with black accents on deep purple ground
Companion Material: Little white booklet in English.