The Deck will ultimately be available in two styles for purchase this fall. The main deck is the standard full color gradient Sigil Arcanum deck featured above.
The dimensions of the deck are a standard 2.75″ wide by 4.75″ tall with 1/8″ rounded corners. The standard deck is printed on a sturdy 100# white paper stock with full color digital printing which gives the gradients a very nice shine, and the solid colors a bold brilliance.
PRICE: The retail price will be $45 for either style of deck.
*Retailers, please contact me for specific pricing on bulk orders.
The second style is the Blackout Edition Sigil Arcanum, which is a totally black deck: matte black paper card-stock trimmed to perfection, printed with high gloss transparent ink which brings out the deep rich blacks, but also shines like silver–or the moon–in the light. Best read by candlelight, the Blackout Edition captures the idea that these symbols buried and obscured in the darkness can only be understood or read by shedding some light on them. Check out the photos below.
Ever dreamed of an all black tarot deck? Me too.
The following photo is comparing the Adjustment (Justice) card with the light from different angles to show the contrast between the matte black paper and the glossy clear ink. On the left, the light is shining indirectly and doesn’t reflect the glossy ink, while on the right the light shines directly onto the ink, and reflects it with a beautiful silver shine.
The shots following this comparison were done with the light reflecting the ink, because I just love the way this effect shows up in the light.
In my wildest dreams, there would be a THIRD style of the deck, the Sigil Arcanum SPECTRUM Edition! This deck would be printed on the same matte Black stock as the Blackout Edition, but printed with high quality metallic ink showcasing the color gradients in a splendor of light splashed across the darkness of the void, like stars shining at night (both the card fronts and backs). This Edition would be complete with rainbow spectrum holographic gilded edges. One day, maybe, but this would be quite expensive.
I also plan to release a full sized book that will go much further in detailing the symbolism used in each card, the historical significance of each symbol, and more interpretations on symbolism and how to read Tarot cards, including a multitude of spreads (both static and modular), as well as a brief history of Alchemy and Tarot, and even rules for playing the classic tarot game “Tarrochi.”
If you are a retailer, a supplier, or a buyer and are looking for bulk orders of the deck, you may contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently I have worked out domestic shipping across the U.S., and I’m working on figuring out shipping for Europe, Asia, South America, and Oceania.
If you are a retailer in the American Midwest: Minnesota, South and North Dakota, Wisconsin, or Iowa especially, I can personally deliver the decks and save you on shipping; I enjoy a good mini road trip, and that way I know the decks are being handled properly.