Taking their inspiration from pop culture, the sassy but sage characters of Vanessa Tarot playfully reinterpret traditional female roles. With humor, glamour, and an attitude of adventure, the daring darlings of Vanessa Tarot share all their arcane secrets. This charming deck invites readers to join in the joy ride exploring life through the fanciful imagery of tarot. Presented in a keepsake tin, Vanessa Tarot includes 78 cards with 30-page instruction booklet.
About Lynyrd-Jym Narciso
Lynyrd-Jym Narciso is an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer based in the Philippines. He has been creating tarot decks for over a decade, among them, the Vanessa Tarot, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. He is known for his diverse artistic styles in the decks he has created. The main influence and inspiration for his art is the Taxonomy of Art itself—how styles and periods differ from one another, hence the varying looks of his decks. His illustrations have been published in books like Mga Tambay sa Tabi-Tabi: Creatures of Philippine Folklore, and 100 Questions Filipino Kids Ask Volume 2, among others. He enjoys doing paper and wood crafts, and thinking up things and merging ideas in a brainstorming process he calls“conceptual collaging”.
"Vanessa Tarot has taken its inspiration from several areas of contemporary pop culture including female role models from the small and large screens of television and cinema, life-like fashion dolls, and heroines from comic books. In the same way that dolls encourage imaginative role-playing, Vanessa Tarot provides scenarios for examining our fantasies, fears, decisions, desires, and choices. The sassy but sage characters of Vanessa Tarot playfully reinterpret female roles, occupations, and social stereotypes from the housewife to the witch, and the princess to the scientist."
-- Lynyrd Narciso, Introduction to Vanessa Tarot