Tarot of Prague
A standard 78 card Tarot deck digitally collaged from original photographs of Prague art, architecture and scenes taken by the artists. Elements from the traditional Czech 32-card Marias cards are also incorporated into the design.
The deck is based on the Waite-Colman Smith deck, though considerations of variations between that deck and others have lead the creators to omit numbering of its Trumps. This inadvertently reflects very early decks that likewise did not carry numbers.
 Publishing details
 Date of Publication
First edition deck comes in a "bookbinder" cover - the cardstock is ordinary thick card with a very matte varnish. This first edition has two Death cards.Cards have a patterned sepia-coloured background. Only 3500 copies of the first edition were produced and all are numbered.
Second edition deck has some slight changes on some cards - mainly changes in colouring - and comes with a spare card, Prudence, rather than the second Death card. The second edition is printed on playing card stock with a slightly glossier varnish. The cards in this second edition are also a little larger and have a patterned blue background. This edition is unlimited, and is currently (2006) in its second printing.
 Deck creation and/or publication process
Photographs were electronically edited to bring together a collage that broadly follows the pattern of the Waite-Colman Smith deck.
Unusually in a collaged deck, a great deal of redrawing of the elements was done so that they fit together naturalistically into each scene. The female figure on the Moon card is, for example, composed of three different statues, combined in a way that's intended to be visually seamless. The result is that the images looks rather more 'realistically' integrated and less flat and obviously collaged than many others done with the same basic technique. This is not a value judgement, but it does give a distinct look that isn't classic collage.
 Creators' comments
 Creators' websites
- Association for Tarot Studies: Newsletter #9 review by Nellie Levine.
- Tarot Passages review by Lee Bursten
- Tarot Passages review by Diane Wilkes
- Tarot Passages review of second edition deck by Diane Wilkes
- Aeclectic Tarot reviews: first by Sandra A. Thomson and second by Solandia