Designs for a tarot deck celebrating black stars and overseen by Jodorowsky

Date
3 August 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

It’s hard to resist any project that involves a tarot Tina Turner and surrealist filmmaking legend Alejandro Jodorowsky. And so we present the Black Power Tarot, a deck of tarot cards illustrated by Belfast-based graphic designer Michael Eaton. The deck is based on the Tarot De Marseille but is made up of black musicians, comedians, activists and people of note, and was created by the musician King Khan. In a rather incredible twist, the project was overseen by Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose son is friends with King Khan. Big names aside, the pack is a triumph, showing an illustration sensibility that works superbly for its purpose with striking colours and defined line work. And of course, there’s Tina Turner prizing open a lion’s mouth – an image we had no idea we needed to see, but one that’s made our day infinitely more enjoyable.

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Michael Eaton: Black Power Tarot

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Michael Eaton: Black Power Tarot

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Michael Eaton: Black Power Tarot

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Michael Eaton: Black Power Tarot

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Michael Eaton: Black Power Tarot

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Michael Eaton: Black Power Tarot

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Michael Eaton: Black Power Tarot

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Michael Eaton: Black Power Tarot

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Michael Eaton: Black Power Tarot

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Emily Gosling

Emily joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in the summer of 2014 after four years at Design Week. She is particularly interested in graphic design, branding and music. After working It's Nice That as both Online Editor and Deputy Editor, Emily left the company in 2016.

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