The Fantod pack by Edward Gorey notecard box (20 cards)
Illustrated notecard set of 20 assorted art greeting cards featuring a version of tarot cards by American artist Edward Gorey. Twenty cards measuring 6.35 x 17.78 cm (2½ x 4¾ in) complete with envelopes are presented in a decorative box, with a 32-page interpretive booklet.
Edward St. John Gorey was an American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books. His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and Edwardian settings.
His trademark sense of impending doom is nowhere more darkly humorous than in this, his version of a tarot card deck. Each of the 20 cards forecasts a list of outcomes for the user ranging from the merely unpleasant (loss of hair, breakage, thwarted ambitions) to the downright horrible (catarrh, spasms, shrivelling).
The 32-page booklet provides interpretation of the cards courtesy of one Madame Groeda Weyrd, who Gorey tells us “is of mixed Finnish and Egyptian extraction, has devoted her life to divination, and is the author of, among a shelf of other works, Floating Tambourines, a collection of esoteric verse, and The Future Speaks Through Entrails.” Who but Gorey to make mirth from a kaleidoscope of catastrophe?
6.35 x 17.78 cm
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