Cool cats of the 80’s (plus young superfans who appreciate the era), pull your shades off for a sec to check out the radical stylings of Last Craft’s New Wave Tarot.
A smartly charming and sometimes hilarious deck, New Wave Tarot drops all your favorite darkwave, post-punk and (obviously) new wave stars into a colorfully illustrated representation of nihilistic fortune-telling dance-rock glory. Twisting traditional suits, the cups= teacups, pentacles= 7” vinyl, wands= eyeliner, and swords= microphones.
We have Poly Styrene on the Nine of Cups, grinning her way through happiness and satisfaction. Four of Swords sees dispassionate android Gary Numan, embodying passivity, rest, and contemplation. Swoon over Budgie and Siouxie on the Two of Cups, and wonder with Devo on the Wheel of Fortune.
Backed with a black and grey rose design, the New Wave Tarot comes with a lil’ glossy booklet letting you know exactly who all the brooding stars may be, and the interpretations of each card. Slick and glossy, each deck comes in a tuck box. Shuffling this deck feels smooth and active. Flipping out each card is a fun experiment in pop culture archetypes. Will the Devil of Dave Gahan round out your King of Cups, Robert Smith? Where will Adam Ant, the Page of Wands show up? Perchance next to Debbie Harry on the Two of Swords…
Rock this deck with joy and satisfaction. The New Wave Tarot is a sassy, loud and earnest deck-- just like the musical movement it honors.
Use the New Wave Tarot when you…
Have a super-emo question for your guides
Are reading for a friend with the same super-knowledge of pop culture you have
Want to discover cool bands and re-imagine your musical heroes in new ways