The International Icon Tarot conveys traditional meanings without relying on occult symbols or mystical illustrations, by incorporating the distinctive graphic style associated with international signage. As a result, this deck can be used by a wider audience in a broader variety of settings. Its simplicity will appeal to beginners, and captivate both collectors and experienced tarot users. Without sacrificing symbolic depth, these engaging images provide for a greater degree of ethnic, cultural and gender inclusiveness.
These 78 simplified iconic images are intended to speak to everyone, transcending the barriers of language, gender and race. They explain the 'rules of the road' and the Rules of the Spirit.
Straightforward, unadorned and simplified, sophisticated, colorful and fun, the International Icon Tarot points the way in an uncertain world.
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“It's a wonderful deck, I daresay it could be better for beginners than some of the other starter decks. It's so simple you don't get confused with the detail and the message is clear. Well done.”
“I have been collecting Tarot for close to 30 years. I have around 200 decks- quit counting at 180 or so. As a youngster I was impressed by decks crammed full of symbolism, i.e. the Thoth, Voyager or Hermetic Tarots.
Over the past few years, I have developed a love and appreciation for simple or minimalist decks. It is SO MUCH HARDER to convey the feeling or meaning of a card using color and minimal symbolism than to throw symbolic images scattershot into a card figuring some of them will have to mean something to someone somewhere.
In conclusion, I LOVE the International Icon Tarot! I WANT it, I NEED it, I can't live without it! I'll take two, since I imagine I'd wear out the first copy pretty darn quickly as a daily use deck!”
“I received the International Icon and I'm absolutely delighted. In some ways this deck satisfies something I've been looking for in decks for 25 years and haven't found until now. It's exactly what I've been looking for too. It has a strong iconic quality but without the air of 19th century occultism that hangs over the RWS like a cloud of incense. It's the symbols presented straightforwardly without anything obscuring them. The postures and gestures of the figures more than make up for the facelessness of the figures in terms of expressiveness. They allow you to project your own intuitive responses on them, rather like a crystal ball.
I've used this deck alone for my professional readings since I got it. It's perfection.”