As the years go by, I'm realizing more and more that the most innovative and attractive Tarot decks out there are self-published ones. From my experience, the card stock tends to be superior, not to mention the customer service (above and beyond!)--as well as the imagery, theme and execution. In fact, after supporting almost two dozen decks on either Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, I feel we're in the Golden Age of Tarot...and this era is being fueled by independent artists and wordsmiths.
Indie artists are go-getters, often creating their own website, formatting decks, fulfilling orders, performing accounting, doing their own social media--all on top of creating original art.
While I have little time to do reviews anymore (because of how thorough I am when evaluating a deck), what I CAN do is list indie Tarot and Oracle decks here as a database. This will include crowdfunding campaigns from Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, too.
So many gorgeous decks are coming out every month that it's hard to keep up with them--so I want to help you (and, more importantly, the artists/creators) with that by creating (as far as a I know) the first Independently Produced Tarot and Oracle Decks database. Woohoo!
Please note, however: I will not list every deck I come across. Although I'm not actively reviewing much these days, I still have high standards ::wink::. If I think it's an attractive deck, beautifully rendered OR highly original (even if not to my personal tastes)...I'll list it.
So let's get started, shall we? Please list your favorite independently produced Tarot and Oracle decks in the comments section--including any YOU have created! I'll begin to compile a database and update it regularly.