WPA Tarot

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Title

WPA Tarot

Subject

WPA posters

Description

78 cards in a plain white cardboard tuck box with a see-through window on the front. A small slip of paper accompanied the deck, providing basic details (title, artist, and Etsy shop URL).

The cards measure 2.75" wide x 4.75" long. The cardstock is flexible, but doesn't "bounce back" as well as it might; I'd advise caution when shuffling. The cards have a smooth, matte finish with a barely discernable texture.

The card back design is non-reversible, feauturing a red, white, and blue "Exhibition" poster.

Justice is VIII and Strength is XI. The Fool is numbered 0.

Suits are Cups, Pentacles, Swords, and Wands. The court cards are Page, Knight, Queen, and King.

The minor arcana are not scenic; like all of the cards in the deck, they feature largely unedited pictures of WPA posters.

Had this been produced as a majors-only art deck, I might be able to recommend this tarot -- but as a 78 card deck, it fails. The minor arcana simply aren't the same quality as the majors, in that the art doesn't seem to be intentionally matched with suits and numbers. Also, on some cards the art is stretched out of proportion.

After being so disappointed by Bobby Alexander's "Golden Age of Horror" tarot, I was on the fence about this deck, but decided to give them one more chance. But I made a poor gamble. This is the last of Alexander's decks that I will buy.

This tarot was initially marketed and funded via a Kickstarter campaign in 2020. I was a backer at the $25 level, for one copy of the deck. Following the conclusion of the campaign, the creator also began offering copies for sale in their Etsy shop.

Creator

Alexander, Bobby

Publisher

Self-published

Date

2020

Format

78 cards

Language

English

Type

Other

Citation

Alexander, Bobby, “WPA Tarot,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed March 31, 2020, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/408.

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