The Tarot Decoratif is a project that combine features from both the Marseilles and Waite Smith systems. It's self published as a special edition and is aimed primarliy at collectors. While based on and referencing the imagery of the classic decks, this is not a clone, a restoration, re colouring or clean up of pre-existing older decks. These images are my own designs and several veer from the traditional versions in varying degrees. Nevertheless I believe that any reader already familiar with the imagery from either system will have no difficulty recognizing and being able to work with my modifications. I did not reinvent the wheel, I merely re drew it. - Ciro Marchetti
Ciro Marchetti is an award-winning digital artist. His popular decks include Gilded Reverie Lenormand and Oracle of Visions.
Approximately ten years ago, I turned my back on my career in corporate graphic design. I sold my company and dedicated my efforts, full time, to personal illustrations. A large portion of my work, during this period, has been the production of several decks of tarot and oracle cards. The mystical historical context of this genre sparked my curiosity and subsequenty seemed suited to the overall look and theme of other images I was producing. While I make no claim of being a tarot reader, I found it an appealing challenge to create images that tarot readers might connect with. Following the year of their individual release, each of my six decks was voted "most popular deck of the year," by one or more of the leading tarot community groups.
So I guess I must have got something right.
My general illustrative work is represented by MGL Licensing Graphics, based in London.
More recently, I have been playing around with animated sequences of my images. The addition of movement and music, combine to create a truly powerful extra dimension of story telling.
MacWorld Digital Art Competition winner 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2005.
Five GURU Awards from (NAPP) the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
Artistic category and Best of Show 2001, 2003 & 2006.
Worldwide Digital Canvas Award 2006 - Artistic category.
Worldwide Photoshop Award 2007 - Artistic category.
Worldwide Photoshop competition 2009 - Grand Prize Winner.
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