London Lore Tarot
Self-published black & white deck. Themes on the lore, legends and hidden aspects of London.
Major and minor cards are illustrated with sites of London's mythical history. The deck has the traditional 22 major / 56 minor structure, thus the trumps bear the traditional numbers and names alongside their mythic London attributions: 1 The Magician depicts John Dee, VII The Chariot shows the legendary giants Gog and Magog, and XXII The World features the Globe Theatre. The minor arcana are similarly divided into the traditional 4 suits, with Cups featuring cards bearing Old Father Thames, William Blake; Coins (associated with the underground realms) have a London Tube train, and the peculiar street lamp behind the Strand that is powered by sewer gas! Wands feature the Tabard Inn (of Chaucer fame), and Swords depict Covent Garden’s Seven Dials and the lunatic asylum, Bedlam.
It is a perfect accompaniment to the recently-published Secret Lore of London book, edited by John Matthews & Caroline Wise.
London, UK, 2016. Designed and published by Johnny Cue. 78 cards, boxed, with 61 page booklet. New.