Review: True Black Tarot

Much as I said of Marion Costentin's "Reclaim Oracle," It isn't often that I see something and think "I want to share that with others," but this was one of those. The deck just absolutely captured my imagination, and I reached out to the artist for a copy (which they kindly sent me as a gift). Of course, I’ve provided the descriptions available from Arthur Wang, who self published the deck, along with my two cents.

About the Creator

TrueBlack is the brainchild of Arthur Wang, designer and illustrator. Growing up in NYC's myriad mix of cultures, lifestyles, and beliefs, it was easy for him to become fascinated with the occult from a young age. Books of anthropological folklore, paranormal studies, and witchcraft throughout all ages and geographical locations filled his shelves, and from there, the marriage of the occult studies with his design background was an easy connection to make. He has since been working full-time in product design while creating True Black.

Arthur goes on to say that "All designs, illustrations, logistics, photography, and production is handled by Arthur. I am actually writing in the 3rd person right now, and it's a little weird." TrueBlack is printed and packed in the Northeastern US, and every deck is painted, wrapped, boxed, and shipped by Arthur and his wife Ellie.

"It is only in darkness that we see the stars."

About the Deck

True Black is a 79 card tarot deck (with alternate fool). Their site doesn't actually feature a flat description of the deck, so you get to enjoy all my thoughts on the work instead.