Art Styled Tarot Decks
Art-styled Tarot cards and decks inspired by or based on a known artist or artistic style, such Salvador Dali, Leonardo da Vinci, Bruegel, Giotto or Bosch.
Strikingly vibrant, the Bosch Tarot deck depicts humans, monsters, and visions as Tarot cards. The art style is modelled on that of Dutch artist Hieronymous Bosch and has elements from his paintings. Fascinating.
Inspired by the rich and detailed artistic style of Flemish painter, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, these cards show the daily life of the medieval peasant in lively fashion. It's a rather more earthy Tarot than the Giotto Tarot by the same author - this one features drunk peasants!
An art tarot in homage to the great Renaissance painter and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci. The images in the Da Vinci Tarot are mostly inspired by Leonardo's art, but do feature some of his well-known pieces. First published as the Leonardo aa Vinci Tarot a stand-alone deck, it's now available as the Da Vinci Tarot kit with a book by Mark McElroy.
The Dali Universal Tarot was purportedly created by Salvador Dali himself, as a commission in the 1970s. The 78 card has been published in two editions: the rare gold enhanced version and now this less pricey and more obtainable edition from Taschen.
The Fantastic Menagerie Tarot has original artwork based on 19th century drawings by French artist, J. J. Grandville. The witty, detailed cards are based on the Rider-Waite pattern and feature fantastical human-like animals. Another deck from the very talented combination of Karen Mahony and Alex Ukolov from baba studio.
Gioconda - Il Volto e L'Anima is an Italian Tarot deck of 22 cards. These unusual cards show aspects of Gioconda - Mona Lisa, in English - and reflect on the identity of the most famous work by Leonardo da Vinci.
A tarot in the style of 13th century Italian painter Giotto di Bondone, which seems unusually still and posed to my modern eye. But the Giotto Tarot is a workable deck, once you are familiar with its system.
The Golden Botticelli Tarot was created by the talented Atanassov in the style of the Italian Renaissance artist, Botticelli, who is most famous for the Birth of Venus. The 78 cards are fully illustrated and have small gold elements in the patterns and backgrounds.
The Golden Tarot of Klimt is inspired by the artistic style of early twentieth-century Austrian painter, Gustav Klimt. The art is vivid and sensual, interspersed with mosaic patterns and accented with gold metallic accents.
Le Macchine di Leonardo is a majors-only Tarot deck in Italian. The rectangular cards are non-standard, with inset images of Leonardo da Vinci's machines, inventions, and creations matched to the 22 Tarot cards.
The Michelangelo Tarot is inspired by and illustrated in the style of the Italian artist, Michelangelo. The tarot scenes are rely heavily (and successfully) on body language to convey the meaning. From Lo Scarabeo and the artist who also created the Giotto Tarot, Bruegel Tarot and the Medieval Tarot.
The Pre-Raphaelite Tarot takes its inspiration from Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces, such as Ophelia, Lady of Shalott and many others, and interprets through the lens of the Rider-Waite Tarot. The result is a lush, beautiful set for beginner or advanced readers.
The Sacred Art Tarot takes religious and classical artwork and iconography, and cut-and-pastes extra tarot symbolism to link it with the traditional Rider-Waite imagery. Each of the 78 illustrations is surrounded with a gilt frame border.
Created in the style of Albert Dürer's paintings and engravings, the 78 fully-illustrated Tarot of Dürer cards include heraldry and animals as allegorical symbols.
The Tarot of Sidney Sime is an extended major arcana only deck celebrating the work of fantastical and satirical artist Sidney Sime. The deck has 27 cards: the regular 22 major arcana plus five extra un-numbered majors. Self-published and available from the artist.
The Tarot of the Masters is from Tarot author James Ricklef, and is inspired by classical paintings from the old masters. Unlike most decks with the similar theme, this deck was drawn in pen and ink and coloured on the computer and has a uniform look across the cards. It's been self-published in a first edition run of 55 decks.
The Tarot of the World in Colours is a 24-card homage to the American artist, Keith Haring, best known for his New York graffiti visual style. The card illustrations have simplified tarot imagery drawn in appreciation of his artistic style.
The Touchstone Tarot is a character-driven deck, with 78 tarot scenes digitally composed from Renaissance and Baroque paintings of the Old Masters. The second deck from Kat Black, the creator of the Golden Tarot, it's now sadly out of print.
William Blake Tarot of the Creative Imagination
The William Blake Tarot of the Creative Imagination deck was inspired by the artwork of the Romantic painter William Blake. Each card shows collages of reproductions of his work, and it's quite an unusual and distinctive style.