The Art of Darkness

The Fantod Deck

July 28th, 2009 by Cobwebs

FantodHere’s a little something for Edward Gorey fans: in the 60s, Gorey illustrated a 20-card “tarot” pack for Esquire magazine. It was eventually published as an actual deck, along with an interpretation booklet also written by Gorey.

The cards have titles like “The Waltzing Mouse,” “The Burning Head,” and “The Limb,” and although tarot enthusiasts warn that they aren’t much good for actual fortune-telling (duh), they’d be a wonderful part of a collection. Or just frame them individually and hang them as art. It’s hard to go wrong with Gorey.

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