LiteraTarot USA
22 Major Arcana cards
Created by 22 Artists
Coordinator: Arnell Ando
Theme: Tarot cards as inspired by literary classics
Text: Leaflet with card descriptions & meanings shared by each artist
Card Size: (approximately) 4.75" H x 2.75" W, 7 x 12 cm
Specs: Limited edition of 300 numbered decks
A high quality printing on cardstock
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
Card Backs: Reversible (the museum's standard design)
Published by Museo Dei Tarocchi - Hermatena in 2008
Cost: € 30.00 Euro + Italian Postage
*Special price for U.S. Customers (Below)

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 (of American authors or anywhere else in the world) 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.
Clicking on any of the cards will bring up a larger image as well as the artist's description and meaning for the card.

List of artists with the literature choice for their card:

0 The Fool – Anissa Morello – The Canterbury Tales
I The Magician – Leslie Cochran – The Secret Garden
II The High Priestess – Diane Wilkes – The Mists of Avalon
III The Empress – Sue Silva – The Red Tent
IV The Emperor – Teppei Ando – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
V The Hierophant – John Glock – The Lord of the Flies
VI Lovers – NoMonet – Interview With the Vampire
VII The Chariot – Marie White – The Wonderful Wizard of OZ
VIII Justice – Julie Cuccia-Watts – The Book of the Dead
IX The Hermit – Arnell Ando – The Razor’s Edge
X The Wheel of Fortune – Jean Hutter – Around the World in 80 Days
XI Strength – Sally Ann Stephen – The Color Purple
XII The Hanged One – Ellen Lorenzi-Prince – The Descent of Innana
XIII Death - Michele Jackson - Sula
XIV Temperance – Lunaea Weatherstone – Sense and Sensibility
XV The Devil – Alexandra Genetti – Faust
XVI The Tower – Chris Paradis – Don Quixote
XVII The Star – Joanna Powell Colbert – Lord of the Rings
XVIII The Moon – Red Dog – Memoirs of a Geisha
XIX The Sun – Tamar Solomon – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
XX Judgment – Elizabeth Cherry Owen – Pilgrim
XXI The World – Teresa Taranto – Tales From the Arabian Nights

LiteraTarot America

Read a review on the Aeclectic Forum by Bonnie Cehovet, CTGM

To Place an order directly with: Museo Dei Tarocchi

For U.S. Customers an option to order from Arnell Ando (in California) at
Special Price: $30.00
Currently in Stock


If supplies run low on popular merch, an order is placed so e-mail Arnell if you want specific decks.

E-Mail Morena Poltronieri (Museum Director) for details.

E-mail Arnell Ando (deck coordinator & Museo representative in the U.S.)

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