The Ink Witch Tarot Deck is a lovely deck rendered with a vivid spectrum of warm and cool grey tones, with rare and subtle hints of color scattered throughout.
It is loosely based on the Rider-Waite-Smith featuring traditional themes and symbols found in many tarot decks, with a few modern twists. You’ll encounter illustrations that reference Norse and Greek myth, pagan witches, fairy tales, Arthurian legend, as well as the subtle but powerful magic of every day life in the 21st century.
Eric Maille says "I didn't necessarily set out to make an explicitly queer deck, but I think that any time you make art and really put your heart into it, your identity will show up; whether that's your gayness, or the stories and folktales you love, or in my case both. In general, my work is an exploration of the challenges of the human experience and the discovery of the “self.” It describes the irony that we as humans often feel poorly equipped to live out that experience, struggling against our environments, the people around us, and our own emotions. My art celebrates the simple but noble action of living out a human life, and criticises the ways we impede the lives of others."
- Standard sized 78 card deck
- Beautiful vibrant grayscale illustrations with subtle hints of color