This 2000 first edition is a boxed tarot set of 22 major arcana, illustrated from the paintings of Swiss artist H.R. Giger. The large-format full colour cards come with in-depth book by Akron on the meanings when both upright and reversed: the symbols are treated ass archetypes and elements in the individuals' psyche, and it is insightful and well-written. Also included is a large black and white poster of Giger's representation of Baphomet, a figure of especial importance to artist's mythos.
Giger's famous artistic style dominated 1980s fantasy art. He was part of the special effects team that won an Academy Award for Visual Effects, for the film Alien He won an Oscar in 1980 for his design work for the Alien. His art appeared often in Omni magazine and his art books Necronomicon and Necronomicon II contributed to his international prominence. Giger was admitted to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013.
H.R. Giger Tarot: Akron. Cologne: Evergreen (Taschen), 2000.
ISBN 10: 3-8228-5850-1
Cards, book, and poster in near fine condition with very minor signs of age-related wear. Internal card holder is slightly damaged, with some wear and loss to corners of outer box. Still a scarce and highly collectible deck in very good condition.