Inspired by this tweet from Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot–I set about to design a suitable desktop background for computers featuring the variety of tarot deck backsides I owned. The backs of the decks can feature art that’s just inspiring as each individual card. Many deck backs feature reversible images, that is, you can’t tell whether or not the cards will be upright or reversed. Others feature a singular image that isn’t reversible.
Last night, kender and I completed the project by fitting as many of my collection into a pleasing pattern and the end result is what you have. In making this collage, I was surprised to see the variety of deck backs and their versatility. I was surprised to see that many of my darker decks didn’t have “dark deck” backgrounds when laying the images out. Please download the image you see here and allow the tarot to inspire you!
How many deck backs do you recognize? What are their names?
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