Djamila Knopf

Lumen Tarot

 

LUMEN TAROT

The Deck: I'm creating a tarot deck that includes 78 cards. I'm starting out with the Minor Arcana (Wands, Cups, Pentacles, Swords) with 14 cards each. Eventually, I'll be illustrating the 22 Major Arcana (Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant, Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice, Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil, Tower, Star, Moon, Sun, Judgement, World). Instead of making the illustrations dark and gloomy, I have chosen a different approach with more vibrant lighting and colour palettes, hence the name Lumen (Latin for light). Also, I'm using my personal experiences, associations and symbols to find visuals that reflect the cards' meanings.

Project Release: Once all 78 artworks are completed, the deck will be released through Kickstarter. And since it requires quite a bit of time to illustrate each individual yard, there is no concrete release date yet. However, after finishing each suit of the Minor Arcana, I'm publishing a zine that combines all 14 illustrations. Until then, every single illustration is available as a fine art limited edition print in my store. The project is supported by my Patreon community. Below, you can see the cards I have completed so far: