the backstory


Welcome to the Philly Tarot Deck! I hope you enjoy using this deck as much as I enjoyed creating it. I'd like to thank all the Kickstarter backers who helped me launch this project with such fervor. Your support and enthusiasm carried me through the challenging task of crafting a 78 card deck in the short time of three months.

I also need to give a huge thanks to Philadelphia magazine, in whose pages the idea of a Philadelphia-themed tarot deck was first envisioned. In the October 2018 issue, writer and editor Gina Tomaine, also the author of this guidebook, wrote an essay about the local popularity of tarot reading and astrology. To accompany the story, art director Alyse Moyer hired me to illustrate three Philadelphia-themed tarot cards. After the article was published, the overwhelming positive response made it clear that a custom tarot deck was something the city not only needed, but deserved. Thus, the idea for the Philly Tarot Deck was born. Thank you Gina and Alyse, this deck would not exist without you!


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