Pictorial Key Tarot
The Pictorial Key Tarot is a modernisation of the Rider-Waite Tarot images, very similar in symbolism to the original but not quite a clone. Created in a computer-generated style, the 78 cards are detailed and reasonably lifelike, but have a slightly perfect, plastic look.
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Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Lo Scarabeo 2008
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Pictorial Key Tarot review by Tara Fae
When I first saw this deck I thought 'oh no, another computer generated set!'. The artwork made me think of the Shrek movies! I'm a bit of a tarot purist I suppose, and prefer historical and traditional decks to the influx of art decks that are everywhere now, (that's not to say I don't like them by the way) BUT this deck really does have something special about it.
Obviously it's based on the famous Rider-Waite deck, and its pictorial rather than pip which is great for beginners. The art work is so incredibly 3D it compels you to stare into it, and the flat 2D Coleman Smith drawings suddenly spring to a new 21st century life.
Only a few changes have been made from the original. For example the 4 of Swords in the Rider-Waite deck shows a knight in armour lying flat on a to...
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More About These Cards
Name: Pictorial Key Tarot
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2008
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: RWS-Based Scenes
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8
Justice is 11
Card Size: 2.60 x 4.72 in. = 6.60cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: Spanish, Italian, German, French, English, Dutch
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Rose corss on a dark blue background.
Companion Material: Booklet in five languages.