22 Arcani Futuristi
22 Arcani Futuristi
- Limited Edition, Hand-Crafted Deck & Box Set Signed & Numbered by the Artist, Spring 2009
Osvaldo Menegazzi created this deck to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Futurist Movement that's currently going on in Italy (in 2009). With a quick 'google' search many interesting sites can be found with information pertaining to this short lived but influential art movement, which developed in Italy around the same time as Cubism began in France, but here is one worthwhile link . This is a deck of fantastic, brightly colored symbols and designs based on the 22 Major Arcana. Each deck has a signed & numbered signature card in lovely handwritten calligraphy on specialty paper. The deck is wonderfully illustrated and the artwork is mounted on thick cardstock with a dark brown paper wrapping around to the front of the cards and folded down at each corner, giving it a classy, antique look. The matching hand-crafted box is equally fabulous. They may all be different but the one received from Osvaldo in April '09, has titles from the various cards in this deck fastened to the box in such a way as if shouting upwards. Orange painted cardstock triangular shapes are attached with brass nails giving off a very intense, visceral sort of 'gut' feeling. It is stamped with Osvaldo's signature hot wax seal and the title is both on the top and drawer, with sample cards also displayed on the side of the box. This set became available in 2009.
- Specs for 22 Arcani Futuristi
- Comes with hand-crafted box
- No LWB
- The backs are the dyed brown paper mentioned above and therefore, are reversible.
- Currently two versions of 22 Arcani Futuristi deck & box set are available:
(Box sizes are approximate as they are each a bit different in size and presentation). 1) Large Size Box: 8 inches tall x 5 in. wide, 20 cm x 12 cm. Cards: approximately 6 inches tall x 4 in. wide - 15.25 cm x 10 cm. Only 36 signed and numbered sets will be made. 2) Small Size Box: 6 inches tall x 3 in. wide, 15.25 cm x 7.62 cm. Cards: around 3 1/2 inches tall x 2 1/4 in. wide - 8.9 cm x 5.75 cm Only 36 signed and numbered sets will be made.
The 100th Anniversary of the Futurist Art Movement. Art corresponds to the 22 Major Arcana.
 Date of Publication
 Special Edition
A signed, numbered hand-crafted deck & box - limited edition set of only 36, available in two sizes.
 Creator's website
(A site by Arnell Ando to honor the Tarot & art contributions by Osvaldo Menegazzi of Il Meneghello. This site has much of Osvaldo's published decks and handmade art to date.)
 Online Deck Images - links
- This page on Osvaldo Menegazzi's site has specs and photos and sample cards from 22 Arcani Futuristi.