18 January 2012

Tarot de Marsella Robledo

Some time ago I posted about a TdM restoration made by Pablo Robledo, well good news the good man is back with a new deck, an original TdM deck of his very own creation this time.This child of his love for the Marseilles pattern is worthy of getting all the attention it can, and yes, being included in the collection of all TdM lovers.

Created to look like a traditional deck as if it where created by a contemporary of the great card makers of the past.All the strengths of the tradition, but made to fit modern quality standards in printing and card stock (and both are as high quality as the previous Robledo deck and worthy of any professional printing, worthy of the master card makers of yore). The whole feels right, there are no concessions made to modern times, if you don't know any better the deck could have come from any era, the colors are rich but not in your face and what I particularly love is that unlike  many 'modern' TdM renditions is that the backgrounds aren't disturbingly white but rather a creamy beige a wonderful touch that gives it an instant classical appearance.