By Isabella Rotman
This Might Hurt Tarot is a modern deck in the Rider-Waite-Smith tradition keeping time-honoured symbolism and imagery, but losing the medieval context. This deck is designed to be both easy to read and highly relatable. Clothing and scenery are modernized. Diversity is embraced, and queerness is lovingly acknowledged.
This deck comes with a companion guidebook which contains card descriptions and an introduction to the language of tarot. The deck consists of 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana cards.
The cards measure 4.75" x 2.75" and are printed on high-quality 350 gsm matte art paper. Each card has a shiny gilded edge to add just a bit of magic, with a holographic pearl or holographic black finish.
Isabella Rotman is a cartoonist and illustrator from Maine. Her art is usually about the ocean, mermaids, crushing loneliness, people in the woods or sex.