The Fountain Tarot: Three Friends From Denver See the Future in the Cards

Andi Todaro, Jason Gruhl and Jonathan Saiz, creators of The Fountain Tarot.
Does the world really need another tarot deck? Writer Jason Gruhl, fine artist Jonathan Saiz and artist/designer Andi Todaro think so, though there are already hundreds, and possibly thousands, of themed sets circulating out there, some of them dating back to medieval times and others cheaply modern, all kitschy and glittery, with flimsy packaging and a lowest-common-denominator appeal. Something for everyone -- true believers and dabblers alike? Not necessarily, the trio says.

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"Where is the universal deck that speaks to the nowness and doesn't count everyone out?" Todaro asks. The answer, she believes, lies in their Fountain Tarot project -- an artful, contemporary deck that the team has already realized and hopes to print and market using funds raised through a Kickstarter campaign, now in its final week.

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