18 December 2012

KENZO Tarot Cards by Michael Willis

This deck was created by London based artist Michael Willis in collaboration with/and for the fashion label KENZO for being used at live Tarot readings at Kenzos pop up store at Maria Luisa in Paris earlier this year.

With a subtitle as "Psy Chic" and produced for a fashion label the item could not be anything but classy (and I'm sure will be very sought after and collectable - for both tarot lovers and fashionistas).

The images of this limited-edition majors only deck are true to the expression of Willis and combine well classic tarot symbols with 60ies style, printed in Ben-Day dots to augment the feeling and rendered in the KENZO palette using the label’s latest Jean-Paul Goude campaign as backs.

Exclusively on sale on their online shop here this deck comes just in time for the holidays at the sweet price of only € 25 and will be gone for good afterwards I fear... only to be found at auction sites like eBay at an inflated price.
The artist showcases this deck and other of his works here.

13 December 2012

Warning: fake Bohemian Gothic Tarot

It has come to my attention that there are bootleg  Bohemian Gothic Tarots for sale coming from Russia/Ukraine.

This is what Karen Mohony one of the wonderful creators of this and many other great decks wrote today:

"WARNING. There are fake Bohemian Gothic decks on the market now. These are illegal bootlegs from Ukraine/Russia and are very badly done. Please beware and warn people. How to tell the fakes. Please look at the photos here. (Facebook Link)
1. All prints are over-exposed, glaringly wrong colours and fuzzy. 
2. Deck is smaller and to make the images fit they have just cropped them (yuck). 3. Box is different. 
4. Weird typo on box Poe's death date is very, very wrong! 
5. Russian LWB 
6. Most ironic of all - our copyright notice on the box has been removed."

The quality of these decks is clearly very bad and has nothing to do with the excellent quality that Baba studio is so very well know for.

Here is the page they have made with some images so everyone can see the difference in quality between the original and the fakes.