Fyodor Pavlov Tarot
Captivating artist Fyodor Pavlov pays tribute to the seminal Smith-Waite Tarot Deck® imagery by creating a hand-painted tarot deck in watercolor and ink that is informed by his personal queer and trans experiences. The result is a tarot deck that is familiar and timeless while exploring new and diverse representations of gender, sexuality and culture. Pavlov artfully introduces queer and non-binary identities while staying true to the canonical tarot meanings.
Includes: Two-piece box with gold foil stamping, 78 gilded edge linen finish cards with color-themed suits and 172-page full-color illustrated, hardcover book.
What Customers Are Saying About Fyodor Pavlov Tarot
Fyodor Pavlov has gifted us with one of the most beautiful and classical tarot decks I've seen. These works are hand-painted in watercolor and ink, expressive of multicultural motifs, queer sexuality, and occultism.
Pavlov tells stories contextualizing queer identity in a Romantic style that reimagines a society—and a history—liberated from suppression.
The Fyodor Pavlov Tarot took five years to bring to life, and memorializes a great depth of research into history and culture.
You see a lot of inspiration from Parisian Art Nouveau and Japanese printmaking, a Pre-Raphaelite Nazarene redux for the 21st century, and yet mastering a timeless aesthetic. I love the color coding in the four Minor Arcana suits.
U.S. Games Systems has produced a top-quality deck with unique design elements, such as the tented arch in the box lid and the hardcover guidebook. Magical, functional (a readable RWS deck), and perfect as a go-to workhorse deck.
—Benebell Wen, Tarot Author & Reviewer at benebellwen.com
Beautiful quality cards and guidebook - imagery is exquisite!
—Natalie K., USGS customer.
The cards are printed very beautifully, I'm shocked that none of the pictures seem to remotely do them justice. They have gold foil on the back and even on the edges that will reflect perfectly when the cards are held straight together. I'll be sure to update if they wear away quick, I gave them a day of use and they seem to hold up well. But I had to give this a review because if this product doesn’t get the attention it deserves, I'll be a little upset to be honest.
The book is amazing, instead of just giving a loose description, the artist decided to go in depth into the decisions made for the art on every card. I'm in love with this because typical readings are available all over the place and this gives a more intimate look into what this deck specifically has to offer and where its roots are. I'm not someone who reads just a whole lot but unlike any of my other tarot decks, the book has been just genuinely nice to read in and of itself and its really nice to hear about the journey of the creation of this deck.
This deck also clearly has a lot of intimate awareness of gender which I'm personally a big fan of. I relate very heavily to a lot of the cards, being trans myself.
This will for sure be my go-to tarot deck for probably the rest of time. I will likely be purchasing a second copy down the line in case a card gets bent or lost.
—Finn, USGS customer.
Box measures 5.125” x 7.125” x 1.875”; 78 cards measure 3”x 5”