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 Posted: Fri Jun 27th, 2008 06:04 pm
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Has anyone got images of clever packaging for tarot decks?

Here's the "sliding box" from Strambo's Tarot, NoePotato Press.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 27th, 2008 06:04 pm
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A second photo.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 27th, 2008 11:31 pm
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Here is the box from "Bill's Tarot"


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I always liked the box Chronta made for her Minute deck... I know this thread is for images so I snagged a pic from what I hope is her site :)

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Those are really cool boxes. I wonder if NoePotato Press has plans of having box designs unique to each deck in their lineup. That would be very exciting (and interesting).

From the scans I see, Il Meneghello makes interesting boxes as well, though the only Il Meneghello deck I have's the Corte dei Tarocchi, and the box that comes with is just the lidded one, not the many-ribboned affairs I've seen online. Still, I find the little blobs of sealing wax (seal and all) quite charming.

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Some decks come wrapped in paper:  David's, Tarot of the Tailors, Chat du Marseille.

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Davids opened

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Tailors and Chat du Marseille, plus an il Meneghello ribbon book.  I like the string on the tailors deck.

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An interesting sliding cardboard box...cute but not very practical.

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Cards in the back of the book...The box for the cards get a little crushed.   The Amazing Fortune-Telling Book illustrated and with cards by Kipling West.

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A box with a magnetic closure:  Major Tom's.  The larger-than-little book fits in with teh cards.

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An inexpensive gauze bag made fabulous with a hand-drawn cat by Chronata:  All Hallows.

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Tins are in!  The Gummy Bears.

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Very Clever Box ..and deck :)

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Tarot d'Argolance came wrapped in wax paper and in a nice leather case  :)

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From the sublime to the ridiculous (or vice-versa)--and unlike my pics, these images are IN FOCUS! 


Nice cape, Nicole, but I think you need new friends.

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There are also a few decks in faux-books boxes:

Michael's Tarot - 2nd edition

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the (ok here comes a really long title) "Histoire, Structure Et Symbolisme Du Tarot"  - /aka Jacquot Lithographs

 

 

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The "La Danse Des Morts a Basle" (only slightly tarot - 22 cards yes and many cards are correct others are forcerd into the tarotstructure)

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And a ribon-book this time not by Il Meneghello the "Ingerid Blakstad's Tarot - The Missing Fool"

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Another faux-books boxe comes with the "Magic Italian Tarot" (but i heard not all came in such a box is that true..?? )

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Great thread, but.... it's making me want tarots not on my wish-list! (although some already are). It just goes to show the importance and appeal of good (and different/original) packaging.  

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Another faux book, in its own (non-faux) slipcase:

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But for actual "cleverness," nothing I have beats the packaging of this rather odd Japanese deck of playing cards. It has an outer sleeve, which contains the main box:



The neat thing is that the main box in constructed in such a way that half the box can pivot to the left, causing a mechanism inside to cause the cards themselves to pop up:



Pretty cool. (And the cards are neat, too.)

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papoon wrote: But for actual "cleverness...

But then some are even cleverer, bordering on *cough* alchemy – as they come, not wrapped in brown paper packages tied up with string (thank you, Julie Andrews), but in the gauziest of wrappings: thin air!

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On second thought, perhaps the cleverest packaging is Gianfranco Goberti putting that Lovers card on the cover of a faux book publish by a company called Assitalia.

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Here is a hell of a tarot bag ... wish I could afford the whole line ;)

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Does repackaging count? :D For the Thousand and One Nights. The ironic thing's the deck was out of stock back then.

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Not very clever, perhaps, but in the US, Walgreens has put out their "back to school" supplies, including a small plastic index card case that closes with a snap. It just fits 78 cards if they're not too thick, and comes in various colors.  Right now, 99 cents each or 2 for 99 cents.  Fits a standard Rider-Waite:  3.5 x 5.25 x 1 inch.  I use them for decks without boxes and for carrying a deck in my purse.  To keep the cards from getting scratched, I wrap the deck in a slip of glassine paper.   Here's a link:  http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jsp?id=prod2030042&CATID=100461&skuid=sku2029522&V=G&ec=frgl_816799&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=sku2029522

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That would be a great way to protect decks for shipping too ... thanks Debra 

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Holy moly.  Right near the plastic index card cases in my local Walgreens (and I think they're basically the same) there are some long, thin pencil cases with a sliding drawer made of the same nice plastic stuff.  They exactly fit decks like Tarot ni Pasasalamat ni Lynyrd Narciso or the Malkuth, for those who want more rectilinearity and protection for long, slim decks.  Same price--under $1.



Nice boobs, Nicole.  :ok


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Closed.

Lots of different colors.


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debra wrote:


Nice boobs, Nicole.  :ok




You too :ok

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Here's a cedar box for the Jacques Vieville deck.  The image was designed by le Pendu, who also designed the box for the Noblet.  The craftsperson who makes the box is WalesWoman at Aeclectic. She does custom work and rune sets, too:  http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5642932

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