The Universal Tarot is a multi-lingual basic tarot deck suitable for beginners. Pamela Colman-Smith's Rider-Waite images have been recoloured and redrawn in a more Italian, dynamic style.
Roberto de Angelis
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Lo Scarabeo 2003
Universal Tarot review by Kate Hill
Looking for a Rider-Waite style tarot deck but not keen on Pamela Colman-Smith's original drawings? Take a look at the Universal Tarot, a deck in which the legendary images have been reinterpreted in a more refined, realistic and modern style.
Redrawn by Roberto de Angelis, an Italian painter and comic illustrator, the Universal Tarot keeps closely to Rider-Waite imagery and esoteric symbolism but does not exactly replicate the art in the way of clone decks like the Albano-Waite Tarot or the Colman-Smith Tarot.
The symbols, layout and scenic positions of the Universal Tarot are very similar to the Rider-Waite, but the pen-and-ink lines have been drawn with a lighter hand than the standard RW and the colours are paler, more real. There is also more detail in the images, as thou... read more reviews.
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More About These CardsName: Universal Tarot
Creators: Roberto de Angelis
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2003
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: RWS-Based Scenes
Suits: Chalices, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Knave, Knight, Queen, King
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: Blue and white circular patterns