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Bēhance

  • *Huge thanks to Jessica Hische for the inspiration for this project.
     
    I love type. But i kind of afraid of type too, 'cause i have no experience in this field. So, for me this project is a way to overcome my fears and make something, using nothing but type.
     
    All the letters are custom made by me specially for this project.
     
    So, about the project itself. The tarot is a pack of playing cards (most commonly numbering 78, but this set consists of 22 major arcana), used from the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play a group of card games such as Italian tarocchini and French tarot. From the late 18th century until the present time the tarot has also found use by mystics and occultists in efforts at divination or as a map of mental and spiritual pathways (wikipedia).
     
    Classic tarot decks are very symbolic. So it was kind of a challenge to 'translate' this symbols in type compositions. And, to be honest, sometimes i just didn't try enough :).
     
    Most cards still have some core meanings, though. For example, the Lovers is a gemini ruling card. So, to express its dual nature, i made an ambigram.  Or the Moon is a card ruled by Pisces, and you still can see its symbol in 'O' letters. The Empress is kind of mother nature sign (fertility, femininity, beauty, nature and so on) and you can still feel it by looking on the type. And so on.
     
    But some cards just represent my impression of their meaning. For example, the Force. This word gives me some 80's sci-fi movies feeling, so it shows in type. 
     
    To sum it up, i don't think this deck can be used for some professional fortune telling. But for an amateur type lover, who reads combinations using some guide books - why not?  :)
  • the Fool
  • the Magician
  • the High Priestess
  • the Empress
  • the Emperor
  • the Hierophant
  • the Lovers (ambigram)
  • the Chariot
  • the Justice
  • the Hermit
  • the Wheel of Fortune
  • the Force
  • the Hanged Man
  • the Death
  • the Temperance
  • the Devil
  • the Tower
  • the Star
  • the Moon
  • the Sun
  • the Judgement
  • the World
  • Back side
  • (almost) all the 'the'
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