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April 26, 2010 6:55 AM   Subscribe

The Super Punch Tarot is nearing completion! This deck is a group effort illustrated by dozens of artists (including our own The Whelk's spin on the Two of Wands), organized by John Struan.
posted by hermitosis (23 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
A Bevets card is needed.
posted by three blind mice at 6:59 AM on April 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Some of the cards are interesting interpretations, but if I were actually trying to use them as a functioning set (disclaimer: I don't do that), I would prefer more of a standardization or common theme to keep cognitive dissonance to a minimum.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:05 AM on April 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


I was briefly disappointed to discover I'd misunderstood, and they weren't based on Super Punch Out, but the feeling was rapidly quenched by a surge of ohmygodthisisawesome.
posted by RokkitNite at 7:10 AM on April 26, 2010


If I were actually trying to use them as a functioning set (disclaimer: I very much do that), I too would prefer more of a standardization or common theme. Though I do think the visual interplay between artistic styles would definitely create some surprising patterns, and I would love to sit and play with a whole deck if one ever goes to print.

It would probably be really great to use for drawing a single daily card.
posted by hermitosis at 7:11 AM on April 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Hmm, some great surprises here; a few disappointments. Altogether pretty great, though it makes me yearn for full decks of a few of these styles.

Knight of Wands got a lol from me.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 7:14 AM on April 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


What is that lion doing to that lady robot giant?
posted by DU at 7:15 AM on April 26, 2010


Yeah, I gotta say, I like sets by a single artist, but there were really fun to look at. Thanks!
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:25 AM on April 26, 2010


Oh this thing! There are so many awesome artists involved in this that I'm kinda sorry I just hacked something out after struggling with the concept for a few weeks. Oh well. It's nice to be in good company., even if I do feel like I snuck in.

(and yeah it took me a good long time to realize that The Fool is done by THAT Adam Koford)
posted by The Whelk at 7:29 AM on April 26, 2010


Metafilter:What is that lion doing to that lady robot giant?
posted by Lord_Pall at 7:41 AM on April 26, 2010


The Four of Wands is my favorite. Seven and Eight of Coins are also cool.
posted by oneirodynia at 8:14 AM on April 26, 2010


Good picks. Four of wands and eight of coins definitely stand out for me, too. Though I also really like seven of swords. Temperance is also a really nice style.

I partly take back what I said earlier. Some of these styles are great in single card form in a way that I wouldn't really enjoy as a whole deck. Example: The Priestess.

Whereas it hurts that I can't buy a Tyler Landry deck right this minute.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 8:23 AM on April 26, 2010


TANGENT: A Bevets card is needed.

In case you aren't meta-geeky enough to know the back-story, here are some links (which may be incomplete/incorrect, because this is simply the result of my google-fu, not first-hand experience):

Exhibit A: Urban Dictionary (two definitions, which seem SFW, but harsh on the guy, which may or may not be fitting).
Exhibit B: Summon Bevets card. Magic: The Gathering/Bevets spoof card.
Exhibit C: Repel Bevets card. Another M:TG spoof. The text says it all. via
Further tangent: Summon Languagehat. I think this was meant in jest, but I could be wrong.

posted by filthy light thief at 9:04 AM on April 26, 2010


Back to the main topic: thanks for this! Rather a creative way to gather interesting artists together.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:05 AM on April 26, 2010


Would buy in a heartbeat, even it would sit on a shelf unused next to my first edition Vertigo Tarot deck.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:33 AM on April 26, 2010


Good ! Many beautiful drawings. Really makes you feel like you should have drawn for years so you'd be able to produce such cool designs. Thanks, that was nice !
posted by nicolin at 10:04 AM on April 26, 2010


Yet again I regret that I live with my mom. My otherwise liberal Reformed Protestant mother would have a fit if she knew I were playing with tarot cards. This is probably karmic payback, since she didn't care when I was into Pokemon.

Yep, when I get my own place, I'm gonna be divinating out the wazoo.
posted by mccarty.tim at 10:10 AM on April 26, 2010


Yep, when I get my own place, I'm gonna be divinating out the wazoo.

Whatever tickles your fancy, but reading tea leaves is much easier, doesn't require a mirror, and won't make you walk funny.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:56 AM on April 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Read the goat's entrails or STFU.
posted by The Whelk at 10:59 AM on April 26, 2010


The Whelk, you are my bumper sticker go-to man.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 11:12 AM on April 26, 2010


The Whelk, was there a Vault Boy influence on your flying menace?

Caped menace is a good euphimism btw.
posted by ersatz at 11:32 AM on April 26, 2010


I love this whole project, and I would love to have this deck for reals.

PS: Nice work, The Whelk!
posted by apis mellifera at 12:44 PM on April 26, 2010


I would love to have a poster of the Temperance card.
posted by small_ruminant at 1:23 PM on April 26, 2010


Apparently the creator is accepting submissions of whatever cards anyone wants to draw, for the purpose of adding to his Endless Deck blog.
posted by hermitosis at 5:18 PM on April 26, 2010


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