101 black ink illustrations (plus formatting, card back design, and box) for an original deck of tarot-sized cards envisioned by The Caretaker; illustrations were based on their written descriptions. Published by The Publishing Goblin, Seven Asmund.
This is has been printed twice, (including a second, darker edition with luminous silver foil) and is currently available via print-on-demand.
In addition to the card illustrations, layout, box, and back designs, I also created two enamel pins. The skull is based on the card back, inspired by The Caretaker’s signature skeleton character.
I hand-painted the sigil in black ink for an expressive version of the author’s personal symbol (à la The Artist Formerly Known as Prince).
The second edition of the deck presented the opportunity to add silver foil to the illustrations, and we decided to make the illustrations darker to best show off the metallic effect.
I also designed and illustrated the cover for the book that accompanies the gold edition of the deck. The cover was inspired by an Alphonse Mucha painting, and the funky typeface with different widths is Typofonderie’s Anisette, which gives the feel of the words an interesting combo of outer spacey sci-fi, art deco, and weird while staying legible.