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Tarot of Paris review by Sandra A. Thomson
Blue is the theme color of this deck, which comes in a beautiful blue box that holds not only the cards, but the blue 160-page hardbound book and blue silk scarf, silkscreened with the north rose window from the Notre Dame cathedral. The backs of the cards also depict the same shining window.
The deck was first conceived in 1981 when Thomas, a professional illustrator/designer visited Paris the first time for what was to be a brief trip. Exiting the métro, he saw the sunlight streaming through a wreath held by a statue and had a sudden, intense vision of images of the Major Arcana depicted as a sequence of Parisian statues. To fulfill his vision, Thomas remained in Paris for three months photographing statues and sites but could not afford to take anymore time off without income,... read all reviews
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