The deck was created and illustrated by David Palladini.
Palladini combined the symbols of the traditional Tarot with more modern, updated images in a combination of Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles. He created a unique blend of colourful, emotive backgrounds with pale faced, stoic characters.
David Palladini is an American illustrator, best known for his Aquarian Tarot decks and children's book illustrations, especially his illustrations for The Girl Who Cried Flowers by Jane Yolen. His style is reminiscent of the Art Nouveau illustrations of Alfons Mucha and Aubrey Beardsley.
Born in Italy and emigrated to America as a child, David Palladini's dual cultural background is expressed in the lush creativity of his work. After studying art, photography, and film at New York's Pratt Institute, David's first professional assignment was as a photographer for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. He illustrated the novel The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King, and Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley. He currently lives in Newport Beach, California and continues to paint, write, and exhibit his work.
78 - 3 x 4 5/8" Full Color Cards and Booklet
ITEM: CARDS - Aquarian Tarot