Modern Medieval Tarot

The Modern Medieval Tarot is a mix of the contemporary and the Middle Ages, blended in a smooth photographic collage. Rather than aiming for historical accuracy, it's a surreal dream-like combination of eras.

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Modern Medieval Tarot review by Lynda Cowles

Like many tarot buyers, I am not a huge fan of digital artwork decks. In spite of the power and versatility of graphic design software, computer-illustrated tarot cards rarely manage to be as beautiful or as natural-looking as traditionally illustrated ones. There are exceptions of course, but I was still pretty sure that I wasn’t going to like the Modern Medieval.

The creators of the deck are very clear about what they set out to do. In the LWB they write: “We haven’t tried to re-create accurate historical images as might be found in a period movie, rather we’ve aimed for a surreal and dream like amalgam of the old and new.” Measured against these goalposts, the Modern Medieval is a resounding success. The deck is undeniably modern, created using a combination of photographs and ... read more reviews.

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Theme: Medieval & Renaissance, Modern
Category: Photographic Decks

More About These Cards

Name: Modern Medieval Tarot
Creators: Shayn Amber Wetherell
Publisher: AGM Müller 2007
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Mixed
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes With Suit Symbols
Suits: Cups, Swords, Staves, Coins
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8

Card Size: 2.76 x 4.72 in. = 7.00cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Weather bark-like pattern with two mirrored suns

Companion Material: 32-page little white booklet in English.

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