LiteraTarot America

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22 Major Arcana cards Created by 22 Artists. Description: This collaborative deck by 22 American artists shares creative and imaginative interpretations of the Tarot. Each artist chose a work of literature or popular fiction that relates to a specific card in the Major Arcana. The card title, book name and card number in Roman numerals are all clearly displayed. Many of the choices are clever, while others are powerful or endearing. The artwork, which consists mostly of paintings, pen & ink, or collage (digital or by hand) creates a sense of harmony given the shared literary theme while also making for some refreshing contrasts in style and interpretation. Most of the books chosen by the artists are easily recognizable as popular works of fiction (as well as how they relate in meaning to the given card). Each card was made specifically for this unique deck and the original artworks now hang in the lovely Museo dei Tarocchi, in Riola Italy. A beautiful deck for collectors and those who are drawn to art decks though this would also work well for doing Majors only readings. The full deck can be found here. [1] Clicking on any of the cards will bring up a larger image as well as the artist's description and meaning for the card. More Info on each artist including a sample of previous work and website here [2]

Specs: Cards are numbered, titled; including Literary choices and traditional card titles. Backs: reversible, Card size: (approximately) 2.7 x 4.7 inches, 6.8 x 12 cm. This is a limited, numbered edition of 300 decks. Comes with a leaflet with card descriptions & meanings shared by each artist. Packaging: Book-style, tied with ribbons securely attached to back and front covers. A card from the deck is fastened to the front with info on the back cover.

Contributing Artists

Coordinator: Arnell Ando 22 Contributing artists in order of card number: 0 - Anissa Morello, I - Leslie Cochran, II - Diane Wilkes, III - Sue Silva, IV - Teppei Ando, V - John Glock, VI - NoMonet, VII - Marie White, VIII - Julie Cuccia Watts, IX - Arnell Ando, X - Jean Hutter, XI - Sally Anne Stephen, XII - Ellen Lorenzi-Prince, XIII - Michele Jackson, XIV - Lunaea Weatherstone, XV- Alexandra Genetti, XVI - Chris Paradis, XVII - Joanna Powell Colbert, XVIII - Red Dog Scott, XIX - Tamar Solomon, XX - Elizabeth Cherry Owen, XXI - Teresa Taranto

Date of Publication

Autumn, 2008



Tarot cards as inspired by literary classics

Publisher's websites

  • The deck, LiteraTarot America is available at Museo dei Tarocchi on this page: [4]
  • Museo dei Tarocchi's website [5]
  • A mini website created by Arnell Ando to showcase the Tarot Museum in Italy[6]
  • Also, most Tarot decks published by Museo dei Tarocchi - Hermatena are listed on Tarotpedia.


  • See a description and 9 cards here [7]
  • Read a review by Bonnie Cehovet on Aeclectic Tarot [8]
  • To see various decks published by Museo dei Tarocchi with descriptions, details and card samples, visit Arnell's site here [9]

Online Deck Images - links

The full deck can be found here. [10]